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Samsung could introduce ‘Beast mode’ with the Galaxy S8

Samsung has filed a trademark for the term “Beast mode” in the EU, suggesting that this could be a new feature offered with the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship. There is no word on what this actually brings to the table, but our guess is that it will have something to do with increasing the handset’s performance.

We recently saw in the Nougat beta for the Galaxy S7 that Samsung has added Games and High-Performance modes. A Beast Mode would suggest that the handset would eke out additional performance when users really need it.

The Galaxy S8 will be launched in two variants – one with the octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC (for key markets like North America), and the other with an unnamed Exynos chipset (for dual-SIM regions like India). However, both chipsets will be produced using the 10nm architecture, which will increase efficiency without compromising the performance.

Rumors also suggest that the Galaxy S8 will come with 8GB of RAM, which could be something to look forward to. There has also been talk of Samsung repositioning the fingerprint scanner to the back panel, which could be a radical change given that Samsung has only used front-facing fingerprint sensors over the past few years. The Galaxy S8 is expected to be unveiled at a dedicated event in New York City sometime in April.

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Siem
Siem

Removable battery & IR DA mode ?

maccyb
maccyb

No chance! Lol!!

Siem
Siem

Maybe a flat screen shitty-glarelesss mode 😉

maccyb
maccyb

Well theres no glare now, it’s the best screen in sunlight by far, so why would a flat screen be needed???

Siem
Siem

I probably have a faulty vision with Edge screens: disturbing reflections ; distortion; unusable surface (almost 5 mm for a Note it a stupidity). I look forward for the great and incredible cylindrical screen.

gyxter
gyxter

In s7 edge nougat, there’s a performance mode option called High-performance mode and for me, this is the same as the stated ‘beast mode’. I hope this beast mode could guarantee a lag free experience when playing games or Hi-Fi audio or super crisp 60fps video playback without compromising the battery life.

Goushique
Goushique

Or maybe it could be a factory overclocking switch?

chillerhippie
chillerhippie

Samsung have vastly improved the launcher over recent years, the new Grace UI has given my note 4 a whole new leash of life… (It’s running the stock note 7 firmware if your wondering.) To say Samsung have an inability to create software which can run as fast as it can on today’s hardware is simply not true anymore. My guess would be that beast mode would would be similar to a folder where you can place any app you want to run on full power. It would force close / hibernate any non essential app, clear the ram and… Read more »

maccyb
maccyb

CHILLERHIPPIE. I like all that you said just there!! . It would be great. 🙂

maccyb
maccyb

Could be exactly the opposite. Could be beast mode for battery performance. As Grace UI is running silky smooth now, software doesn’t need a boost, so battery performance may be the objective, or………a special gaming mode is another possibility.

jpd514
jpd514

Are we talking about an “overclocking” mode?

michael doidge
michael doidge

Anything ‘s possible, but I suspect it would be more likely the freeing up resources, IE: closing non essential background tasks on the device so whatever application you’re using can run at 100 %.

Abhijeet
Abhijeet

Could be, especially when you consider Samsung’s inability to fully optimize its software to make it run as quick and fast as one would expect from today’s hardware.

maccyb
maccyb

Well Grace UI was running super fast on Note7 and S7 Edge is running extremely well, so that’s not an argument. Hater here??