Samsung is clearly aiming to stay top-of-mind when it comes to VR technologies and one way to do that might be through a VR-ready smartphone #mobilemagic
Gear VR is already among the top sold virtual reality sets so far, but that doesn’t mean the company will go complacent. On the contrary, the next S8 could come with a 4K screen to accommodate the visual requirements and a better processor for the heavy weight-lifting. Project Dream, as the codename ran in the industry until now, is an indication that Samsung’s new flagship will support Google’s Daydream. The device will probably be presented at MWC 2017.
The size of the screen should be around 5.5 inches, if we consider the one displayed for VR at a recent event. As for processing power, it is rumored that the smartphone will come with Snapdragon 830 chipset.
With these rumors in mind, we can speculate on a larger battery life (kind of an essential, considering the energy consumed by all of the above) and the latest version of Android Nougat with Sustained Performance Mode for VR. In case you haven’t heard about it until now, this mode would give some tips to app developers about the performances of devices so they can adapt them for long time functionality.