Like i do always say '' the competition continues'' In-case you haven't heard well Samsung is already focusing its attention on the next flagship, the Galaxy S8, and some recent reports say that the smartphone could arrive sooner than the predicted launch in February 2017. There has been some speculation on the upcoming device, the latest rumors saying that it will run an Exynos 8895 CPU from Samsung.
SamMobile is reporting that the Galaxy S8 could be powered by an Exynos 8895 CPU with ARM’s Mali-G71 graphics processing unit on top. Samsung will be using a 10nm-based Exynos chipset in the Galaxy S8 next year, if we are to believe a recent report about a Samsung senior official who tried to steal confidential information related to 14nm and 10nm technology.
The new Mali-G71 GPU is said to be 1.8 times more powerful than the Mali-T880 MP12 graphics processing unit, which was paired with Exynos 8890 and used in the company’s flagship Galaxy S7. SamMobile also notes that the GPU is faster than the one from the Snapdragon 830.
The Galaxy S8 will be compatible with Vulkan and have a 4k display
Mali-G71 graphics processing unit can be used for playing 4k videos and for virtual reality experiences. It’s compatible with Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.2, GPU Compute, and Android RenderScript.
The graphics processing unit runs at 850MHz and it can provide double throughput compared to the Mali-T880 GPU, which runs at the same frequency. However, Samsung will have to decide what frequency it will use inside the graphics processing unit.
Rumors say Samsung’s Galaxy S8 could come with a 4k display which, coupled with the powerful Mali-G71 GPU, will surely offer a high-end VR experience to users. The Galaxy S8 is also expected to come in two variants carrying the code numbers GT-I9400 and GT-I9500, internally known as Dream and Dream2.
Please note that all this information should be taken with a grain of salt for the moment, considering that it’s quite early to talk about the Galaxy S8’s specs sheet, and the final version of the smartphone could look quite different.