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Galaxy S8 RAM confirmed for China along with US sales commencement

The Galaxy S8 has been leaked in all its glory by now, new software being the exception, so the countdown until the announcement is in full swing. At this point, the devil is in the details, with interested buyers and diehard fans alike yearning for specific information and the time of the sales commencement in their region or part of the world. Twitter member @mmdj_china, known for his Galaxy C5 Pro photo leak, brings new information about the Chinese variants as well as US sales commencement of the next Galaxy.

From Twitter, the leakster says that all Galaxy S8 Chinese variants, both the S8 and S8 Plus, will feature 6GB of RAM and have a minimum of 64GB (128GB maximum) onboard storage out of the box. Chinese buyers can expect to pick up either Galaxy S8 in the 15th week (which puts Chinese sales commencement in the third week of April). As for the US Galaxy S8 sales release, the States will see the handset go on April 14th (one day earlier than the rumored late April 15th announcement date), which means that the March 29th announcement date is starting to make sense of things.

The 6GB RAM confirmation from the leakster isn’t surprising, considering that China has been confirming the same RAM capacity for Chinese variants as early as 4 months ago and @mmdj_China confirmed the same thing himself just a few weeks ago. What differs between his report three weeks ago and his report now is that, whereas before, Samsung would only launch one 6GB RAM variant (the others were suspect), now all Chinese variants will have the same RAM capacity. Samsung confirmed that this high RAM capacity is one of the great selling points in the Chinese market, and 5 Chinese OEMs have already started implementing the RAM capacity in their high-end sellers. What this means for the rest of the market, though, is anyone’s guess.

For those in other markets longing for a 6GB RAM Galaxy S8, we’ll keep you posted.

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Ejyik Mann
Ejyik Mann

Samsung have a very big problem with their ears, they don’t listen and don’t care why a particular complain are coming repeatedly
Hey we buy and use your product
At first the phone seams to be soo fast but as time progress it starts to lagg. Am very disappointed that even updates are not doing anything better and our complain keep falling on deaf ears.

Darrell Noblin
Darrell Noblin

Forget the s8 cant wait to trade my note 7 for the note 8.

Justin Kalis
Justin Kalis

8Gb of RAM is a minimum before I buy another Galaxy Phone. I guess I will be waiting until next year or longer. Samsung phones have always had terrible lag they don’t know how to optimize thier code. Garbage Collection, Viewholder Patterns, Caching Layouts, Reusing Code is somethings they need to learn. Poor developers they have but lag will no longer be tolerated for flagship phones by anyone. Spending this kind of money is crazy for only incremental features why don’t they just try doing something revolutionary and listen to thier got dang customers because if they don’t they won’t… Read more »

cotabitiu
cotabitiu

Nobody is forcing you to buy a Samsung phone and btw your comment is very biased and unsustainable. You’re a sad person.

TheSparda
TheSparda

Samsung would be dumb to only cater to the chinese market. Make it consistent with all markets. Samsung phones need more RAM. My S7 has RAM management issues and reloads apps, and the fact that they did not fix it all these while means that their software/UI needs more RAM. They clearly don’t know how to optimize, so they might as well add more RAM…

chi-hin
chi-hin

You clearly don’t know how RAM management on phones work

warlockba
warlockba

Well they’ll cater the best spec to whatever market will bring them more cash / market share. I would not wonder if they’d sell lower specs in US / EU to where they already have market share / brand name benefits for the same price to make a better profit margin (short term gain) instead of investing in market loyality (long term gain) – that will already start with Exynos / Snapdragon differentiation. And hey, Samsung would not be Samsung if they would not bring out at least 10 different variants of the same phone. But we’ll see 🙂

HossamAlMasri
HossamAlMasri

why Samsung is doing this ? it was the SoC then the Colors now the RAM ?? if the Chinese version is more expensive i will understand but if it is the Same price as the 4 .. i will not buy S8 , why would i pay the amount as someone in China which getting better specs than me ?
i will not argue that 4 GB is enough but the idea of paying and getting less specs is not fair

chi-hin
chi-hin

On the point about fairness, Chinese Samsung phones do not have Google Play store and they are more difficult to root. I’d happily take a 4GB version with Google Play any day.
Also the Chinese apps that people here use day to day use so much more RAM intensive so I can see why Chinese phones require more.

HossamAlMasri
HossamAlMasri

they do not have Google play cause of the Chinese laws .. has nothing to do with samsung strategy ,

warlockba
warlockba

Actually you already do that if you have an S6/S7/Note 5 🙂 (pay more for less specs I mean).

robahoy
robahoy

PS I never use from camera…

robahoy
robahoy

Plus my main pleasutmre is taking g pics. The s7 edge is great untill you zoom in and crop.. I want a major bump in resolution..

robahoy
robahoy

I’ve been looking forward to my next Samsung phone..But if it doesn’t get a bunch.p in ram to 6 or 8…I’m not getting the s8 plus.. I’ll keep the s7bedhe..I’ll wait for a better phone.

vassbak
vassbak

Never worth the upgrade fromone year old phone. The upgrade is better for S5-S6 users. Lee your money for S9 or any other 2018 phone.

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

Tbh if you are not doing anything taxing on a phone like games there is no reason really to upgrade from the s6. It’s still very powerful and fast. Only issues are that software is getting dated and loosing support The s7 is really not that more powerful and big difference is the memory and the extra gb does make a difference and the phone is never always at 80% capacity I upgrade because I m a tech geek wanting new phones and better spec. It’s mostly phycology and having more ram means reason to buy Having thinner phones is… Read more »

Ice coffee
Ice coffee

I have been thinking about possible uses for 6 gb ram, which is roughly 5~ 10% of total storage.
Realistically you could set aside half of it and use it to part pre load intensive apps. Therefore when you opened one of these apps it would load faster. They could even get clever and dynamically pick on your personal top 10 apps sorted by frequency of usage.

heisz50
heisz50

“The Galaxy S8 has been leaked in all its glory by now” …… with the cover photo an s7… lol

sammay69
sammay69

i hope Samsung launches the Galaxy s8 with 6 GB ram worldwide amd not just china. it just seems weird if samsung choose to have different specs in the same phone in some markets

harinsheth
harinsheth

Without 6 gb
Without ir blaster
Without dual cam
Bye bye samsung
If they concentrate on china only then we will buy chinese phones only like upcoming mi6

vassbak
vassbak

If you have a device who killing every China phone with 6gb, if you have the best single smartphone camera in the world (ok for 6 months) if you can change your tv channels via WiFi you have keeping complaining?

contadoalex
contadoalex

Too expensive!

xfrgtr
xfrgtr

4 is more than enough

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

Why settle for enough? 4gb is 2015 top spec. It’s 2017 and Sammy shouldn’t be settling

Release 4gb and they will lose sales. No difference from s7

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

They best keep same version globally if they don’t want to pee off everyone

Darin Ridgeway
Darin Ridgeway

You got that right. Every goat farmer w Exynos in odd countries has 7.0 OTA by now. Still waiting in the US, next phone will not be from Samsung.

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

Not true, still waiting for my s7 ota update in UK

Sammy seems to only care about the s7e