We can’t guarantee you that Samsung will release the Galaxy S8 a few months earlier than normal, just to forget about the Note 7 drama, but what we can tell you for sure is that the latest leaks suggest that the upcoming flagship will be packed with an Exynos 8895 chipset, which is currently under development and it will house the new ARM Mali-G71 GPU, the successor of Mali-T880 that was used for Exynos 8890.
According to rumors, Mali-G71 will use ARM’s new Bifrost architecture and Samsung will take advantage of its capabilities to increase the screen resolution to 4K, and to focus on VR. Compared to Mali-T880MP12 GPU, the Mali-G71 will be up to 1.8 times faster and it will surely make Qualcomm jealous, because it will beat even the GPU that will be found on the upcoming Snapdragon 830 chip. Apparently, Mali-G71 will be built using a 16nm process and will run at 850MHz, providing 27.2Gpix/s. Even with the same frequency, the T880 supports half if the throughput of the new GPU that will be compatible with Android RenderScript, Vulkan API, GPU Compute and OpenGL ES 3.2.
The processor that will be integrated into the Exynos 8895 chipset will support a maximum clock speed of 3GHz and it will be built on a 10nm process. This means that it will extend battery life, while it will run very fast, as it will be backed by 6GB of RAM. The Galaxy S8 will have the same screen size of 5.2-inch, and reports suggest that both of its cameras will be upgraded: the one on the back will support 30MP and will come with usual features such as optical image stabilization, auto laser focus, facial recognition, etc., while the front camera will be 9MP. The battery capacity will be increased up to 4200mAh and the two internal memory options will be 64GB and 128GB, and, of course, they will support expansion with a microSD card.