Samsung quietly removes mention of UFS 2.1 storage from Galaxy S8’s specifications

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Samsung always relies on multiple component vendors for its flagship smartphones. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature either the Snapdragon 835 processor or the Exynos 8895 chipset, depending on the market. The company also uses camera sensors from two vendors: Sony and System LSI. However, it appears that the company might also be using two types of storage solutions for its latest flagship smartphones.

Even though Samsung advertised that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature faster UFS 2.1 storage chips, the company is also using UFS 2.0 storage in some variants. According to a new report from XDA Developers, Samsung might be using Toshiba’s relatively slower UFS 2.0 storage chip in the Snapdragon variant of the Galaxy S8. Moreover, the company has quietly removed the mention of UFS 2.1 storage from its official specs list.

In day-to-day usage, you’re unlikely to notice the performance difference between UFS 2.1 and UFS 2.0 chips. However, if you still want to check the type of storage chip that is used in your Galaxy S8 or S8+, you can install a terminal emulator (like this one) and then enter the command: cat /proc/scsi/scsi and hit enter to see the specific model number. We’ve mentioned the chip model numbers in the list below.

  1. Samsung UFS 2.1 (KLUCG4J1ED-B0C1): Galaxy S8 and S8+ (Exynos variants)
  2. Toshiba UFS 2.1 (THGAF4G9N4LBAIRA or THGAF4G9N4LBAIRB): Galaxy S8+ (Snapdragon variant)
  3. Toshiba UFS 2.0 (THGBF7G9L4LBATRA or THGBF7G9L4LBATRC): Galaxy S8 (Snapdragon variant)

The sequential read speed of a UFS 2.1 chip could be somewhere around 800MB/s, while UFS 2.0 chips have read speeds of around 500MB/s. However, that may not be an accurate way to gauge real-life performance. Which storage chip does your Galaxy S8 or S8+ use?

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Samsung Galaxy S8 UFS 2.1 Storage Spec List

After

Samsung Galaxy S8 UFS 2.0 Storage Spec List

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8 months 11 days ago
J B.

Toshiba UFS 2.1 for me

8 months 11 days ago
Horus Osiris

Exynos rules

HomerS66
8 months 12 days ago
HomerS66

There is also Toshiba UFS 2.1 variants in the S8+ Snapdragon version.

– Exynos 8895 all come with UFS 2.1 and have better batterylife than S835

-Snapdragon 835 opens games faster than Exynos 8895 and comes with more drivers (?) so that also emulators run well like dolphin emulator which runs very well on S835 and very badly on Exynos 8895, even tho the Mali G71 MP20 should be slightly faster than Adreno 540.

Can Sammobile investigate about this driver thing?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm3svNL1Ywg

harinsheth
8 months 12 days ago
harinsheth

Ya i saw same issue in other video with mali gpu
Hope they fix via OTA or i wont buy s8 anyday coz i am gamer

coupefx
8 months 12 days ago
coupefx

…hmm…i have ufs 2.1 with speeds around 780MB/s.
I understand that in practice there is no difference with performance of the phone(there will be a difference if you are treating very large files),but it is not ok to advertising one thing and not offering this to all buyers.But I looked on internet about other manufacturers…and I discovered,that huawei used even eMMC 5.1 in their flagship P10 and mate9, when advertising says UFS 2.1.
There is a little or no difference between UFS 2.0 vs 2.1 in real life performance.But using eMMC 5.1 there is a HUGE difference in performance of the phone.So…

popetillox
8 months 12 days ago
popetillox

my Exynos S8+ has the Samsung UFS 2.1 chip 800 mbs (vs 500 mbs in 2.0)

Andrei603
8 months 12 days ago
Andrei603

My Galaxy S6 have 64 GB,UFS 2.0, like S8 with Snapdragon…

deardevil
8 months 12 days ago
deardevil

mine is 2.1 . This is one of the things that makes me want to pre order always the phone.because usually the first units came with the components they announced. in my S7 edge i preorder as well and i did get the Camera sony sensor as well.

zippsoftware
8 months 12 days ago
zippsoftware

You should blame Qualcomm for all this.
Ever wondered why Samsung cannot sell its own hardware in US?

warlockba
8 months 12 days ago
warlockba
Because Samsung does not have its own modem for US bands, and they would have to add an external modem for it which costs a maximum of 10-ish $ (although I assume it is more like 2-3-ish $), which would cut into their profit margin (phone costs arround 430$ to make, the rest up to 799$/899$ is profit), so they just go cheaper. The same they do in Europe. Imagine they sell 1 million units, which brings 10 euros less, some boss / investor would have a bonus payout of 10 million less … poor fella. Only at home (Korea… Read more »
billywongwashere
8 months 12 days ago
billywongwashere

only the Snapdragon varient may have the slower memory? Ah o m lucky with the international version to have the fast memory

amandeep.nandha086
8 months 12 days ago
amandeep.nandha086

Mine is coming samsung model: klubg4g1bd-e0b1.why its not listed in the article

mweinbach
8 months 12 days ago
mweinbach

Mine is UFS 2.0 I am kinda annoyed but it is still VERY fast.

stondec
8 months 13 days ago
stondec

Mine’s the USF 2.0 and this S8 is the fastest Android phone I’ve ever used.

NotReallySamsungFan
8 months 13 days ago
NotReallySamsungFan

Such a shitty thing to do. Even with delays it seems they couldn’t wait a little bit longer to meet expectations.

xdamm
8 months 13 days ago
xdamm

Glad to report my Exynos S8 has the Samsung UFS 2.1 chip and performance has indeed been incredible.

o0MHJ0o
8 months 13 days ago
o0MHJ0o

I mentioned this before! The UK version was listed as 2.0 with Bluetooth 4.2! But they later told me it was actually 2.1 and 5.0

ANDROIDrouen
8 months 13 days ago
ANDROIDrouen

That’s shame for Samsung. When you pay this price you want the best.

wpbogdan
8 months 13 days ago
wpbogdan

And you do get the best*
*Unless you’re an americunt

Dadee71
8 months 11 days ago
Dadee71

Wow, what a jerk

ANDROIDrouen
8 months 12 days ago
ANDROIDrouen

I don’t care, i have the 6gb Ram, with Exynos, and, of course, ufs 2.1
Fast as hell.

cooldato
8 months 13 days ago
cooldato

:DDDDDDDDDDD

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