Samsung Galaxy S8 with 4K display primed for Google’s Daydream VR?

Reports have once again tipped next year’s Samsung Galaxy S8 handset as the company’s first to offer a 4K display.

On Tuesday, a MyDrivers report (via Phone Arena) claimed Samsung plans to use the increased screen resolution to ensure support for Google’s Daydream VR project.

With the 2017 handset reportedly codenamed Project Dream, it would be no surprise if Samsung looked to market the S8 as the leading device to use with Daydream hardware.

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The report points out Samsung has already demonstrated a 5.5-inch 4K display at the Society of Information Displays this year, but the Korean giant is yet to deploy the tech.

The new Daydream project, announced at Google I/O looks set to trigger a new arms race among Android smartphone manufacturers, as they seek to meet the minimum spec requirements
yet to be set out by Google.

Of course, beyond Daydream, Samsung already has a vested interest in the VR world through its Oculus-built Gear VR headset.

Related: What is Daydream VR?

The company has been aggressively marketing the £99 smartphone-assisted VR headsets, with considerable success over the last couple of years.

Samsung has also invested heavily in VR content, much of which is available through the Oculus Store and will have exclusive coverage of the Olympic Games in Rio next month.

4K display or not, we’re expecting the Galaxy S8 at MCW in February next year.

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