Samsung Galaxy S8 Specs May Include Larger Battery And Storage Than Galaxy S7

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphones may include batteries larger than those seen on the previous Galaxy S7 models, according to recent rumors. A report out of Korea indicates there may be 3,250mAh and 3,750mAh battery capacities on two Galaxy S8 models. Both are a boost from the 3,000mAh battery featured on the Galaxy S7 and 3,600mAh battery on the Galaxy S7 Edge.

With this new rumor circulating, pundits wonder how the Galaxy S8 models will fare with larger batteries if the devices themselves may also be larger. The devices are expected to be 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches respectively. This could potentially lead to troublesome battery life for the devices due to Samsung’s AMOLED displays, which are known for their high power consumption. The Galaxy S7 featured a 5.1-inch display, while the Galaxy S7 Edge featured a 5.5-inch display and still had mixed reviews for battery life.

However, the Galaxy S8 may feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, which will especially address power conservation. But no features are confirmed for the device at this time.

New rumors also suggest the devices may come in storage options including 4GB and 6GB of RAM and 64GB and 128GB of internal storage. The rumor is plausible considering Samsung announced its new minimum storage capacity at 64GB with the Galaxy Note 7.

It is likely the manufacturer could reintroduce a 128GB storage option to compete with Apple introducing a 256GB option for the iPhone 7. However, some expect that the higher capacity model, if rumors are true, likely wouldn’t be available in the U.S.

Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S8 and confirm its features in a March 29 event in New York City. The device is expected to hit stores April 21.

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