Galaxy S8 rumours suggest 6GB RAM, 256GB of storage

Rumours have again circulated suggesting the S8 could be one of the most powerful smartphone devices on the market

With the Mobile World Congress only three months away, more rumours are beginning to surface about possible specs for the Galaxy S8, likely to be revealed at the expo.

Today's leak comes courtesy of Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo, which has been the source of a number of tidbits about the S8 over the last few months.

According to unverifiable sources, Samsung's new flagship phone will ship with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage as standard. If true, that catapults the S8 into the lead of rivals in terms of out of the box spec.

The OnePlus 3T also comes with 6GB of RAM, but users are limited to 64GB and 128GB storage options. Samsung's main rival, the iPhone 7, comes with 256GB of storage but uses just 2GB of RAM, or 3GB on the 'plus' model.

This is a significant improvement from Samsung's previous S7 flagship device, which shipped with just 32GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. If true, this adds to the already impressive hardware upgrade rumours, which suggest the S8 could be powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 octo-core processor.

Of course, these are still just rumours, as no official announcements have been made, or are any likely to ahead of the MCW 2017 expo event. We still don't know if the S8 will even be revealed at the event in March, but it is likely Samsung will follow the same procedure as previous devices, hosting a smaller conference before the main expo. 

Samsung needs a big win in 2017, following a catastrophic year due to the Note 7 debacle. The recall of the faulty device not only led to a near 2 billion loss in revenue but also effectively knocked the world's largest manufacturer out of the 2016 smartphone race.

Picture above is of the Galaxy S7

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