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Latest Galaxy S8 rumour suggests 6GB RAM and massive storage

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With MWC 2017 only three months away, the Galaxy S8 rumours are set to start flooding in, and today we've got a new 'leak'.

Samsung is expected to launch its next flagship at the big tech expo in Barcelona next February, and if a new rumour from China is to be believed, the phone will come sporting some impressive memory specs.

According to sources on Chinese social media site, Weibo (via SamMobile), the S8 will come with a generous 6GB of RAM alongside 256GB of storage as standard.

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Such specs are uncommon to say the least. Even the OnePlus 3T, which comes with 6GB RAM, is only available in 64GB and 128GB internal storage options.

The iPhone 7 does come in a 256GB storage option, but even then, the RAM comes in either 2GB form on the standard model, or 3GB on the Plus version.

It's also a big jump from the Galaxy S7's starting storage option of 32GB (though, Samsung did reintroduce the ability to expand the storage with a microSD card this year).

Galaxy S7The Galaxy S7 starts at 32GB of internal storage

If previous rumours are anything to go by, the extra RAM and storage capacity will be running alongside a new Snapdragon 830 chip, so we could have one very powerful phone on our hands.

What's more, there's also been talk of a Snapdragon 835 chip, or Exynos 9-series GPU, which would give the handset a further performance boost.

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Of course, none of this has been confirmed, and the rumours are just that for the time being. Also unconfirmed is whether the phone will actually launch at MWC in February.

What with the fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung has been rumoured to be considering pushing the S8 launch back to ensure the battery issues that killed off its ill-fated phablet don't affect its upcoming flagship.

Still, we're hoping Samsung sticks to its usual schedule and introduces the S8 in Barcelona next February. Stay tuned for the latest on that front.

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Let us know what you make of the rumour in the comments.

iFrank

November 28, 2016, 8:35 pm

So now we have the storage war after the screen size armistice.

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