QHD resolutions (2560 x 1440) have become a very common sight on high-end smartphones and the only device to feature a 4K smartphone was Sony’s Xperia Z5 Premium. After that, manufacturers tend to stay away from such resolutions because of their tendency to chew and spit out battery life like it was literally nothing. Galaxy S8 however, is going to be present a different story to the smartphone industry, because according to Korea Herald, the smartphone is only going to be the second in the world to feature a 4K display.
The purpose of having a 4K display will not just be to ensure viewing content on the highest resolution that is to become mainstream, but with mobile VR getting booming to such a stage that current-gen smartphones do not feature the hardware necessary to run Google’s Daydream platform, Galaxy S8 will also feature hardware specifications to render sufficient computing power.
Apart from featuring a 4K display, there is pretty much nothing else that we know about Galaxy S8, other than the fact that it may or may not feature a Snapdragon 830 chipset. This chipset is going to be made on the 10nm FinFET technology, so you can expect some terrific efficiency numbers from this SoC. Since Samsung also produces its own chipsets, we could also be seeing another one of Samsung’s chipsets present in Galaxy S8. Exynos 8890 is currently the company’s flagship chip, and we currently have no information on what is going to be name of the upcoming one, but stay tuned for more updates.
With a 4K display, Galaxy S8 will really need to feature a large battery, otherwise the smartphone might not be able to deliver a full that will last for a period of 24 hours. One other thing that we’re hoping for is that Galaxy S8 cuts down on bloatware. Consuming system resources will only make battery timings worse.