Samsung will include a 4K Ultra HD screen in its next-generation Galaxy S8, reports suggest, as the phone-maker looks to give its flagship phone an edge over rivals when it comes to virtual reality (VR).
At the moment, 4K screens are confined to larger TVs and Sony's flagship Xperia Z5 Premium handset.
According to Chinese blog mobile.163.com though, Samsung hopes that by including the high resolution display tech in the Galaxy S8 it can improve its Galaxy VR headset add-on.
That device allows users to slot their Galaxy smartphone into a viewfinder and immerse themselves in games and VR video.
By offering a phone with a 4K screen, which features a pin-sharp 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, Samsung should be able to compete with more expensive standalone VR kit from Oculus and Sony.
On top of the much–improved display, Samsung is also thought to be readying a dual lens camera system for the Galaxy S8.
This would allow it to compete directly with Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 Plus, which has long been rumoured to come with a similar camera set-up.
The Galaxy S8 is unlikely to be unveiled until Mobile World Congress in February 2017.
In the meantime, Samsung is expected to launch its new Galaxy Note handset at a special event on August 2nd.