Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8REUTERS/Albert Gea

Samsung Galaxy S7 is just a few months old but people have started talking about the next-generation smartphone dubbed as the Galaxy S8. It is obvious that the new device will have several feature upgrades over its predecessor, but one thing that may interest Samsung lovers is its processor.

The South Korean technology giant may release its upcoming Galaxy S8 in the first quarter of 2017. The Galaxy S7 was launched in March this year, so, its successor is very likely to arrive at around this time.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to have a processor much superior to the Galaxy S7. According to SamMobile, the South Korean police have arrested an employee of Samsung for trying to get "confidential information related to 14nm and 10nm technology." The report has claimed that 10nm-based Exynos chipset will power the Galaxy S8.

The report went on to say that the flagship device is expected to have an Exynos 8895 processor with ARM's new Mali-G71 GPU that offers 4K resolution and VR experiences.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will sport a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with 4K display (806 ppi pixel density), according to research firm UBI. It is also expected to come with an iris scanner feature that is seen in the Galaxy Note 7, 12MP S5K2L2 sensor and 13MP sensor made by Sony at the rear and an 8MP front-snapper.

The Galaxy S7, which was released earlier this year, features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,440x2,560 pixels (577 ppi pixel density), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, an Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a 32/64GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card), 4GB RAM, and 3,600mAh battery. It also has a 12MP main camera with f/1.7 aperture, 26mm lens, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, 1/2.5" sensor size and 1.4 µm pixel size, and a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.7 aperture and 22mm lens.