A faster Qualcomm processor, even better-curved screen, and improved rear fingerprint scanner are also thought to be on the spec sheet.
Now a new report, published by Samsung, reveals it is planning to finally boost battery life.
The Korean firm says that it is working on a project which uses graphene to make batteries last a lot longer and also charge far more quickly.
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology is boasting that this new technology could boost smartphone batteries by around 45 percent meaning these popular devices would last three or four days without needing to be charged.
When they do run low the new “graphene ball” concept would allow batteries to be refilled around five times faster than current standards.
If true, this could mean a phone will go from flat to fully charged in a matter of minutes.
Since it was first discovered, over 10 years ago, Graphene has been given the title in the technology industry of a “miracle material”.
This is due to its incredible strength and electrical conductivity which means it’s able to be used to make much smaller, lighter and more powerful batteries.
Smartphone battery life has long caused issues for consumers and this new system could finally mean owners don’t have to worry about running out of power.
“The key is who can commercialise the technology first. It won’t be easy to apply the minute processing technology for large-scale production of high-quality, electronics-grade graphene.”
Another technology that Samsung is working on is the new 5G data signal.
The reason 5G is so much faster is that it has a much larger bandwidth which basically means more data can be beamed to more people at much faster speeds – think of it as the M1 being turned into a 50-lane motorway.
To prove this technology works, Samsung is already testing its 5G network in the US and UK with speeds of around 1Gbps already recorded – which is over 600 times faster than the current UK average.
5G is a very challenging area but Roh states the ultimate aim is to increase speeds, reduce latency and allow more people to connect at any time.
The 5G standard should be available next June but it could then take around 18 months for manufacturers to jump on board.
Roh said he’s expecting chipsets to be 5G ready by the end of 2018 with the first 5G-ready handset to be available in mid-2019, although he was keen to make it clear this date is by no means definite.
Culled from Express