Rumors have it that Samsung has started working on the Galaxy S8 flagship that will release next year. Speculations are rife that it will be packed with a 5.5-inch display that will carry support for Ultra HD resolution for better VR experience.

In the previous month, Samsung had announced a 5.5-inch Ultra HD display that supports a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. It also supports a pixel density of 806 ppi. The South Korean tech giant is expected to begin its production to include it in the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone that will release next year.

According to The Korea Herald, Samsung is known for increasing the display resolution on its flagship smartphone every year. The Galaxy S3 came with a HD screen whereas the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 were introduced with full HD screens. The Galaxy S6 and S7 smartphones have launched with Quad HD screens. Hence, speculations are rife that Samsung will use 4K UHD resolution display on Galaxy S8.

The increase in display resolution will apparently allow the Samsung Galaxy S8 to deliver better VR experience. The smartphone is also expected to include a USB Type-C port. Speculations also indicate that the South Korean tech giant is working on Samsung Gear VR 2 that will feature USB Type-C port.

Samsung is speculated to schedule the Galaxy S8 release date in the first quarter of 2017. The smartphone is likely to be unveiled through the Unpacked 2017 event that is expected to take place at the start of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 event next year.

The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is the world’s first smartphone to feature a 4K UHD display. However, Sony has confirmed that the smartphone can only render media in 4K and rest of the time it delivers full HD resolution.