Samsung received a lot of negative publicity when its last flagship, the Galaxy Note 7, turned out to be an “explosive” disaster. The bad press around the Note 7 has almost died down, and the company is now directing all its attention to the next Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S8. A lot of rumors and speculations about the device are already pouring in from all sides, and the Samsung CEO has urged the company’s employees to remain tight-lipped.
However, some or the other information leaks out eventually, and a new report suggests some important details about the display of the Galaxy S8. More specifically, the Galaxy S8 Plus. According to the new report, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus might feature a 6-inch display, which means the S8 will get a larger phablet variant instead of an Edge version. Does that mean there won’t be a curved screen version?
No. On the contrary, it is being said that both the variants of the Galaxy S8 will come with dual-edge displays, and Samsung might not release a flat-screen version. This decision could come from the fact that the Galaxy S7 Edge has performed better in terms of sales than the flat-screen Galaxy S7. It’s all fine, as Samsung makes really great dual-Edge phones.
So if both the variants of the Galaxy S8 are going to use curved displays, there’s no need for the “Edge” moniker. And anyway, the Galaxy S series has seen the “Plus” moniker before (remember the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus). Rumors suggest that Samsung might remove the front home button to incorporate a larger display in the Galaxy S8 Plus without increasing the overall dimensions of the device. This could give the device a larger display with a body of the same size as the Note 7. We doubt that Samsung will place the fingerprint sensor at the rear, and an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner under the display is possible.
Production of the internal parts of the Galaxy S8 phones will reportedly start next month. Also, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus might not be unveiled at the MWC 2016 but instead at a separate Samsung event in New York in April next year.