Rumor: Galaxy S8 To Launch In 5.7-Inch & 6.2-Inch Variants

This was supposed to be a great year for Samsung, the most successful one in the company’s history, at least as far as their smartphone sales are concerned. Well, thanks to the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung had not only managed to lose quite a lot of money, but their reputation is on the line as well. The Galaxy Note 7 was recalled twice due to battery issues, and the company had decided to stop selling the device altogether. That being said, all eyes are on the Galaxy S8 now, the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone.

Samsung is expected to make up for the Galaxy Note 7 issues with the Galaxy S8, and it seems like that will be an extremely important device for the company, so Samsung is trying to make the best device they possibly can, they’re well aware that consumers’ expectations are quite high. We’ve seen quite a few rumors regarding the Galaxy S8, and a new one just surfaced. According to the latest info, Samsung has allegedly decided to enlarge Galaxy S8’s display in order to attract former Galaxy Note 7 owners. As most of you know, the Galaxy Note 7 featured a 5.7-inch display, and if this rumor is to be believed, the Galaxy S8 will ship in both 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch variants. “In order to attract potential Note consumers who prefer a large screen, Samsung has decided to adopt bigger screens for both new models of the S8,” said an analyst recently, and another industry expert added that it’s ‘likely’ that the larger Galaxy S8 model will feature the ‘Plus’ moniker.

Now, some of you might think this will make the device unbearably big, well, Samsung is actually expected to trim down its bezels to the maximum, as the Galaxy S8 will, allegedly, be Samsung’s bezel-less smartphone, which should make the device not much bigger than the Galaxy S7 Edge, at least not the 5.7-inch model. Now, in addition to that, the company is expected to release a curved screen Galaxy S8 only, and ignore the flat-screened variant altogether. That being said, the Galaxy S8 will launch in the first half of next year, it is expected to arrive at the end of February, though it is possible Samsung might postpone its launch until March or April.

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