Samsung has been using the Edge moniker to bring out the difference between variants of its flagship Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 handsets.
The use of the Edge moniker is because one variant of the phones has been featuring a flat screen design while the other had a curved dual-edge screen. Apparently, Samsung Galaxy S8 will not come with a flat-screen variant. Instead, the tech giant has gone all-Edge, with the two variants of the S8 set to come in with dual-edge screens, similar to Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the dead Galaxy Note 7.
As a result of this change, using the Edge moniker as a separator between the two Samsung Galaxy S8 variants will not be possible. Rather, the tech giant will once again be going the Apple way by debuting a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus as the second variant of the flagship.
There had been talks of a Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge model coming in. In fact, it had been thought that the so-called Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will probably be a third variant of the Galaxy S8 series with support for an optional S-Pen. But as it is, these are just rumors and Samsung hasn’t said a thing just yet.
Having said this, the latest word on the street says that Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, which will come with model numbers SM-G950 and SM-G955, will be released in mid-April. This is an unusual date when compared to previous launch dates from the recent past, but it appears that Samsung is taking more precautions so that there is no repeat of what happened with the Galaxy Note 7.
If rumors are to be believed, Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus may ditch the physical home button as well, meaning the phones get an even larger display screen courtesy of the removed home button. The phone, being a flagship, will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 SoC and Android Nougat out of the box.