With less than five months ahead of its release, a lot has already been said about the 2017 Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship. However, more and more reports are surfacing day and night.
In order to dissolve the Galaxy Note 7 mystery and help bring back unhappy loyal customers on board, Samsung is reportedly working on adding more real estate to the screen size of the Galaxy S8. Unlike the Galaxy S7 that packs a screen size of 5.1 inches, its successor will come with a huge 5.7-inch screen size to match the same offering on the Galaxy Note 7.
Well, this is hard to believe, especially since the company is aware that some fans of Samsung Galaxy phones prefer the smaller-sized variant. But given the failures of the Note 7, Samsung is capable of pulling any surprises. Given that the standard version will carry a 5.7-inch screen size, the same report adds that the larger model will come with 6.2 inches of display.
It gets even more interesting as far as names are concerned. Apparently, Android OEMs are taking after Apple’s naming style. Just recently, we saw the “Apple of China” – Xiaomi – come in with new Xiaomi Mi 5S and Mi 5S Plus. Apparently, Samsung is working on the same name change, with the next phones to be known as Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. It has already been claimed that Samsung will drop the flat screen design from its flagship phones and instead, both models will carry an edge-to-edge screen – hence the need for a name change.
The fact that Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will feature larger screen sizes doesn’t mean they will have similarly larger physical sizes. According to the report, the fact that the phones will have edge-to-edge bezel-less front panels will mean more screen real estate without altering the physical size of the phones. A bezel-less Galaxy S8 will get rid of all bezels – top, bottom, right and left – leaving the screen to occupy 100% of the front panel.
All these changes are aimed at attracting unhappy Samsung Galaxy Note 7 buyers who had been waiting year-long for a large screen device.