Samsung might be preparing to launch a variant of the Galaxy S8 with 6GB of RAM

Over the course of the past few weeks, the rumor mill has been spinning at warp speed with regards to what Samsung has in store for its next-generation flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. We’ve already heard that the handset is destined to sport the much-anticipated Snapdragon 835 CPU, but a reliable tipster is now claiming that it’ll also be available in two storage sizes — 64GB and 128GB — with varying amounts of RAM — 4GB and 6GB, respectively.

Prior to this revelation, speculation hinted towards a variant of the Galaxy S8 launching with 256GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM. The tipster, who operates under the handle @mmddj_china on Twitter, is reporting that this won’t be the case — so it looks like those hoping for a high-capacity model are out of luck. To add to the disappointment, one of our sources has revealed that the only unit that’ll be released in Europe and North America initially will be the 4GB/64GB version.

So if the 6GB of RAM variant isn’t hitting the shelves in Europe and North America, where will it be available? Well, our internal source suggests that it will be released in China to compete with other flagships in the region. It’s also expected to make its way to South Korea as Samsung tends to give its home country preferential treatment when it comes to internals. If the demand is there from consumers, there are reportedly plans to bring it to other countries a few months down the line.

It would be wrong if we didn’t point out, however, that this information is far from confirmed, which means that it should be taken with a considerable pinch of salt until Samsung finally takes the wraps of the Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling, the Galaxy S8 Plus. Word on the street is that the firm’s planning to do so at a dedicated event on Wednesday, March 29, with a worldwide release penciled in for mid-April, though that could easily change if production doesn’t go according to plan.

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maccyb
2 months 27 days ago

Optimization is more important than ram. Check out Youtube videos showing 4gb phones killing 6gb ones. There’s no logic to having a 6gb and 4gb model. Either the phone needs 6gb or it doesn’t. A 6gb along with a 4gb is just marketing. I tested a Vivo 6gb phone. Opening multiple apps and leaving 2 games running, ram usage never goes higher than 3.4gb. Until now no phone with todays apps needs 6gb. If Samsung deem it necessary to have 6gb to run, it will have it. If not it’ll be 4gb. Superfluous unusable ram doesn’t help. Take it from a Unix software developer. Something many reviewers who drive this argument don’t even realize that not all ram is equal. There are 4gb ram chips that operate faster than some 6gb chips. Anyone who’s had the Note7 knows well 4gb is enough. and the fabled 6gb version for China never appeared. Don’t believe the clickbait.

Gregg1100
2 months 28 days ago

As in the S7 and S7 Edge, where the innards are the same- I hope there will not be a cheapie,S8 and a better spec S8 Plus ( copying crapple already by calling it a plus).
Leave it all as it was- a 5″ flat screen S8, a 5.5″ screen S8 Edge and instead of a plus, make it the Note 8. Lots of people don’t want a large phone- I like them personally- but women’s hands are as big as men’s. Possibly more S7′s were sold to women than the S7 Edge.

maccyb
2 months 27 days ago

Could be right there but my wife has small hand and uses S7 Edge and doesn’t find it difficult. She also has a Gear S3 Frontier despite her small wrists, though big watches are fashionable women these days.

Khlad
2 months 29 days ago

This phone is goin to be very pricy so people want the best of the best in their phone

Aditya Dhall
2 months 29 days ago

Samsung should make a handy phone of 5.1 inch. And 6 GB of ram should definitely be there else this is going to be a big loose for Samsung..

michael doidge
2 months 29 days ago

Having seen other brand cheaper phones that are equipped with 6 GB of RAM as the starting point , I to was expecting the S8 to have the same

harinsheth
2 months 29 days ago

Pixel didnt have 6 gb
Samsung simply wont give it to other then china

billywongwashere
2 months 29 days ago

Pixel is a 2016 phone and not even on the level of the s7

The s8 is here to lead the way for 2017. This should be what Samsung wants

billywongwashere
2 months 29 days ago

If Samsung releases a 4gb flagship then they have just doomed themselves. People like me is about having the best spec flagship and 6gb is what the Chinese OEM are putting out

Even if it won’t add much difference in performance it’s still needed to show progress.

Good that they up the internal storage but hope they don’t do an apple and have the smaller phone being lower spec

Note5IsBoss
2 months 29 days ago

Okay I’d love to see the S8Plus with 6gb of ram and 64/128gb of storage. Regardless of what it is I’ll be purchasing the S8Plus and GearS3 Frontier day one of launch.

I wouldn’t mind that Coral Blue color that started out the box on the Note7 last to be for the S8Plus too.

Mozan Most
2 months 29 days ago

S7 even you can’t use your external storage what a West of money

HossamAlMasri
2 months 29 days ago

why Samsung shooting itself in the foot ?

harinsheth
2 months 29 days ago

I think

China – 6 gb + 128 / 256 gb + 3250 mAh & 3750 mAh for s8 plus

Other – 4 gb + 64 / 128 gb + 3000 mAh & 3500 mAh for s8 plus

Also india ( probably, i hope ) , china and U.S. ( for sure ) will receive sd 835

Other may get exynos

Also chinese will not have finger scan at back and will have flash upper side of the camera

While U.S. & india & others will get fingerscan at back

( also when i said china just understand china and south korea both )

ProdByEchelon
2 months 29 days ago

There shouldn’t be a 4GB version at all. This isn’t 2015.

maccyb
2 months 29 days ago

We heard this before about the Note7. Never happened

Someone Else
2 months 29 days ago

Maybe the Galaxy S8 will sport 4/64 GB combo and the Galaxy S8+ will get 6/128 GB combo

o0MHJ0o
2 months 29 days ago

I agree, a lot of phone manufacturers have done that ‘+’ should mean more than just a bigger display, especially when paying the extra premium for it.

billywongwashere
2 months 29 days ago

They should just make standard models for all countries … Well apart from the snapdragon vs exynos

I say give us 6gb ram and Min 64gb internal and options for 128gb internal from day one in black silver white and other fancy colour

But do release a one hand friendly version that is similar if not smaller/thinner than the s7

If this is done then I may over look the funny placed finger print reader if the iris scanner works for people with glasses or contacts

o0MHJ0o
2 months 29 days ago

I’ll be surprised if they do go for a smaller <5 inch display. I think they're pushing the Galaxy A5 for those people that want a smaller phone with higher end specs. the 2017 edition especially is playing close to it, with Samsung Pay, IP68, fast fingerprint scanner and fast charging.

billywongwashere
2 months 29 days ago

If they keep to similar size of s7 then that is perfect size… With a curved edges then it could be thinner on the length and hopefully depth too

DHTML7
2 months 29 days ago

And as per usual it will be for the Asian market and not for the European/UK Market

 
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