Samsung Galaxy S8 mass production reportedly starts, spotted in benchmark listing

Samsung has reportedly begun mass production of the Galaxy S8 series in its product facility at Vietnam.

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Highlights

    • Samsung has begun mass production of Galaxy S8.
    • Galaxy S8+ spotted on Geekbench listing.
    • The upcoming flagship is slated to launch on March 29.

Even though we are just a few weeks away from the Samsung Galaxy S8 official launch, the rumour mill is churning aggressively around the new flagship smartphone.

According to a report from a South Korean publication, Samsung have started mass production of Galaxy S8 and S8+ units at its product facility in Vietnam. The report cites that the South Korean electronics company will reportedly manufacture 4.7 million units of the upcoming smartphone this month. The report also claimed that Samsung will increase its production of the Galaxy S8 series up to 7.8 million units by April this year.

Apart from this a separate report earlier revealed the benchmark listing of the supposed Galaxy S8+ device. According to the listing, the Samsung device with the model number SM-G955U is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The phone is listed running on Andorid 7.0 Nougat and comes with 4GB of RAM. The listing further discloses the scores of the device. The supposed Galaxy S8+ obtains a single score of 1929 and a multi-core of 6084 as per the Geekbench listing.

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Source: SlashLeaks

Samsung is slated to launch the next-generation flagship smartphones on March 29 at a press event in New York. The upcoming Galaxy S8 series are expected to feature dual-curve edged display and integrate Samsung’s new virtual assistant ‘Bixby’. Rumours also suggest that the smartphones will come with the iris bio-metric technology and pack 64GB onboard storage. The popular tipster Evan Blass recently shared a live image of the Galaxy S8 smartphone that reveal an extra dedicated hardware button presumably to assist the digital virtual assistant.