Samsung Galaxy S8 specs rumors, release date news: Next-gen Galaxy S handset to come with 256 GB storage option with 6 GB RAM

(Facebook/SamsungMobile)Official product render for the Samsung Galaxy S7 handset

South Korean mobile manufacturer Samsung is now apparently doing its best to produce a high-end premium handset next year, specifically the next-generation Samsung Galaxy S8.

According to BGR, a new post on the Chinese micro blogging website Weibo recently revealed that the next-generation smartphone from the South Korean mobile manufacturer — the Samsung Galaxy S8 — will allegedly have a 256 GB built-in memory capacity option supported by 6 GB of Random Access Memory (RAM).

This news has certainly caught many fans by surprise considering that the memory of the handset seems to have jumped quite significantly from its 2016 iteration — the Samsung Galaxy S7 — which only had a mere 32 GB of storage capacity. However, the Galaxy S7 also had a memory expansion feature via its MicroSD slot that supports up to 256 GB of expanded memory.

If this rumor turns out to be accurate, it would seem like the Samsung Galaxy S8 would probably go up against Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with its heavy-hitting memory options of 32 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB of internal storage.

It is still unclear whether the next-generation Galaxy S8 will come with the same MicroSD support. If it does, then the device's total storage capacity could reach up to a maximum of 512 GB, which is pretty much the same as a low to mid-range laptop's memory.

However, since Samsung has yet to release any statement regarding the upcoming device's features, fans are advised to take these rumors with a grain of salt until proven otherwise.

Meanwhile, other reports have suggested that one of the variants of the Samsung Galaxy S8 could come with a screen size much bigger than the recently recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Word has it that its bigger variant will sport a 6.2-inch screen as opposed to the 5.7-inch screen of the Note 7.

More news about the Samsung Galaxy S8 should emerge in the coming weeks or even months.