When Samsung Galaxy S6 series was unveiled back in 2015, the South Korean tech giant thought that the standard (flat screen) variant will perform better in the market than the then new dual-edge variant.
However, when the two were compared head to head, it emerged that the curved dual-edge Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was the better-selling phone as more consumers got attracted to the new design as opposed to the classic flat screen. This stat was recorded despite the fact that the Galaxy S6 Edge was more expensive than the standard S6.
Due to this success with the Edge model, Samsung kept on with the design the following year, but this time, the tech giant upped the size of the display screen from 5.1 inches to 5.5 inches for the Galaxy S7 Edge. Still, when compared to the sales of the standard S7, the curved edge variant was more popular than its counterpart. Like the S6 series, the Edge variant of the S7 was also more expensive than the flat screen model, but this did not stop people from picking it over the 5.1-inch S7.
Apparently, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge accounted for a massive 70% of all Galaxy S7 sales. Given that the size and design language had a lot to do with the success of the S7 Edge over the flat screen S7, Samsung is adamant that the former will be the determining factor for this year’s Galaxy S8 series. The Korean company believes that Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will outperform the Galaxy S8 in the market this time around. Given that both will ship with the same design language, the tech giant is banking on screen size to be the determining factor this time around.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is expected to ship with a 6.2-inch screen size as compared to the slightly smaller 5.8-inch size of the Galaxy S8. This means that the latter, despite being the smaller variant in 2017, will still be bigger than the Galaxy S7 Edge. However, don’t be surprised if the S8 and S7 Edge share the same physical attributes thanks to the fact that this year’s models will come with drastically reduced bezels around the screen.
Even though price is an important factor just like size and design language, we have seen from past happenings that many Sammy fans don’t mind about price as long as they get the best model. In short, a price difference of $100 or even more won’t stand in the way of the Galaxy S8 Plus, according to Samsung.
What do you think? Will you opt for the bigger and costlier Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus instead of the slightly smaller and cheaper Galaxy S8? Share your views in the comments below.