There are lots of rumors and images rendering across the web about Samsung’s next flagship phone called the Galaxy S8 (SM-G940F) and another variant Galaxy S8 Edge (SM-G945F). However, here’s some news that is more than just a rumor. The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be receiving the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware update which is fully compatible with the the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Although, Samsung S8 may not launch with Android 7.0 Nougat, it will definitely receive the Android v7.1.1 under Samsung Beta Program.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor is already undergoing benchmark testing over a test build of the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware. The Qualcomm MSM8998 SoC is fully compatible with the newest Android versions. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have already received the Android 7.0 Nougat last month. Although Galaxy S8 (Edge) may not be launched with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, it may come as a Beta testing program at first. Once the Android v7.0 is successfully deployed to other Galaxy S and A range devices, Samsung will soon begin working on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Samsung Galaxy S8 (Edge) Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S8 will run on Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) powered by Adreno 540 GPU. The rumored 5.8 inch display will sport 4K resolution backed by a whopping 6GB of RAM. This is a powerhouse from Samsung and with those specifications, it’s definitely going to be this year’s flagship killer. However, we will have to wait until March 29th, when the phone gets officially announced.
|Specifications||Galaxy S8 Features|
|Display||5.8 inches (~84.4% screen-to-body ratio) 4K display with a 4096 x 2160 screen resolution|
|Screen||Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with 3D Touch display|
|Camera – Rear||12 Megapixels|
|Camera – Front||8 Megapixels|
|Features||1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama|
|Storage||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
|Operating System||Launch with Android 7.0 Nougat and updated to Androdi 7.1.1 Nougat|
|CPU/GPU||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) with Adreno 540|
|RAM||6 GB RAM|
|Release Date||Exp. announcement 2017, March 29th and Exp. release 2017, April 21st|
|Price||$850 USD, 775 Euro|
|Colors||Black, blue, gold, and white|
|Battery||3400 mAh Li-Polymer|