Galaxy S8 may come with curved Dual edge screen in both the 5.1" and 5.5" flavors

Galaxy S8 may come with curved Dual edge screen in both the 5.1
The Note 7 announcement came and went, and it's time for the Galaxy S8 rumor mill to turn on in full speed. The latest tip out of the Korean press is that Samsung's 2017 flagship will employ a curved display, just like on the S7 edge or the Note 7. 

Well, these two differ in the steepness angle of the Dual edge displays, but it will apparently be the same general idea. Samsung has allegedly already tasked its display department with producing curved panels both with 5.5" diagonal, for the eventual S8 edge, and 5.1" screens for the S8. This could very well mean that there will be no version of the S8 with flat display, as there is no Note 7 model with one, so Samsung will be completely moving to curved Dual edge displays for its flagship lines as a differentiator. 

Now, where does that leave us with the speculation about 4K screen resolution on the S8 that will apparently usher us in the era of virtual reality, remains to be seen. Not that it is impossible for Samsung to produce a curved 4K display, but the yields would be key. Last year, it couldn't produce enough curved panels for the S6 edge, resulting in loss of sales, which the chief of Samsung Mobile called "heartbreaking" (he is using that word a lot these days), and we can only imagine the pressure on the Samsung Display subsidiary if it has to churn out many millions of 4K Dual edge screens. Thus, we'd take the 4K resolution rumor with a grain of salt, unless it refers to the 5.5" S8 edge, of course.

As for the other novelties that might be in store with the S8, remember those tips that Apple and Samsung are hard at work testing dual camera systems for their future phones? Well, Apple already brought this idea to fruition in the iPhone 7 Plus that was unveiled this week, while Samsung's dual camera efforts are now rumored to materialize in the Galaxy S8 and the eventual S8 edge. The last info that leaked out about Samsung's alleged dual camera for the S8 was that it will consist of a 12 MP camera of Samsung's own making, likely similar to the one we have now on the S7, and a yet-unnamed Sony module with 13 MP resolution. 

So, a dual edge display and dual camera may be coming to Samsung's venerable S-line as a combo for the first time, and we can't help but wonder how will Samsung name an eventual 5.5" S8 edge, if the S8 has a curved display, too. Any guesses?

source: Korea Herald

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36 Comments

1. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Brilliant! Will it come with the Exploding Feature too?

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Must be fun beating the dead horse even in the afterlife, no?

42. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Lol...

5. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Your joke is getting old. Next please.

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

No ಠ_ಠ

2. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 965; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I sure hope they have a regular flat screen S8 and an S8 Edge instead of trying to merge the 2. Not everyone finds the curves to be of any use. They are particularly troublesome to find adequate case protection and tempered glass screen protectors.

26. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The way they did it on the Note 7 was quite good though as it wasn't too pronounced and they made the sides a bit of a flat spot so that it's easier to grip. I was able to use the phone single handed quite easily compared to previous versions of the Note and it was easier to hold than the S7 Edge. As for tempered glass protectors it's doable since again the curve isn't that drastic and if done properly the shield should stay on no problems (follow the directions to the letter as I've seen people screw it up on flat displays where one corner is lifitng or edges full of bubbles because they didn't give it time to settle in before using it.)

3. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Not really surprising.

7. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Keep the flat screen and 5.1 inches. The 'change' should be a user-replaceable battery.

9. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

They should focus on their services and the internal touchwiz bloat consuming too much system resources. On comparable hardware, Samsung phones run way worse than competitors because of their skin running too many useless services in the background. Secondly, they should focus on maintaining hardware parity with iPhone at the very least. I'm talking A10 grade processor, faster storage, a much better camera with 4k 60fps, a better fingerprint scanner with sapphire crystal on top and so on.... Also stop using Snapdragon variants unless Qualcomm does some serious improvements on the CPU design. If they just do that, they might have a winner on their hands. Samsung is investing very heavily in the design of their phone, with decreasing hardware attention on the inside. They should realize that no one wants a phone that looks pretty but has potato hardware on the inside that gets outdated in 6 months. Traditionally, the even numbered Galaxy S( S2, S4, S6) have been very good phones and best in class. So I expect nothing less from Samsung.

16. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

What do you mean by "A10 grade processor"? Android isn't iOS. Android focuses on multi-theading, bruh. 6-way superscalar with less core count is a no-go.

17. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

I meant similar single core score and better multi-core score. That has been happening for years now. Exynos 7420 was on par with A8 in single core, 8890 was on par with A9 in single core(10% less is good enough for me). And A10 is a quad core chip.

10. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Better bring something new to the table, the last three were boring af in the innovation department.

12. jasrockett

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I dropped my Note 4 a meter on to concrete 2 or 3 times and it landed on the corner. No worries, little bit scratched on the edge frame and all was good. My Note 7 is so slippery it slid out of my pocket as I sat down falling 2 feet onto the grave landing on its corner and BAM, screen cracked top to bottom on both sides along the curved edge. 3 things that I wasn't happy with before I got 1 battery 2 glass back 3 curved screen All 3 have caused me pain

14. jasrockett

Posts: 120; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

So while the curved screen on the Note 7 is gorgeous, it's not tough. Love the weather seal but... Love the solid feel of the back but come on, glass...

18. Rich123

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 30, 2014

As jasrockett posted: Note 7 with glass front and back with curved screen = fragile and no removeable battery. My Galaxy S5 with a Verizon glass screen protector in a Verizon shell holster (which got loose from wear) slipped out of the holster from waist height twice landing on concrete. Only scratched the metal frame and caused the screen protector to come loose from the screen in one corner. New shell holster and screen protector and voilà, its like new. I don't need to carry a charger when I am out, I have a second battery. The phone normally needs charging every other day.

27. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

There is a trade off though if you want a more resiliant display such as slightly thicker bezels and thicker device or deal with a "2.5D" display plus reinforced frame. This is why the GS 5, HTC 10 and Moto Z Force/ Droid Turbo 1&2 could handle all sorts of abuse without protection.

19. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

NO Flat version of S8 ? Sorry, S7 will be my last Samsung smartphone !

20. ebilcake

Posts: 1221; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Also features tightly packed ball bearings for maximum impact and remote detonation..

25. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Batterylivesmatter Samsung. 4000 - 4500mah for 5.1", 4500- 5000mah for the 5.5" s8 with 6gb ram and 128gb storage and we have a deal samsung.

28. Clars123

Posts: 1076; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Yeah....no

29. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

And it will look exactly the same. That would be 3 years in a row folks. Its first e when Sammy does it though!!

30. lmao2016

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 17, 2016

I don't like the edge so I guess I'm going to stick with the s7 for a while until something comes along.. I might even go back to Nexus. I have no idea why they would take away that option.

31. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Samsung should just kill off the Note series and merge it with S8.

37. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Might as well at this point. Then they could come up with another, seperate, unique design they could release in the fall. Like a metal backed flagship.

32. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Having owned the S7 edge and now the Note 7, the edge curve makes the phones look beautiful but is impractical. Even though the Note 7 curve was much improved because it was not so steep and the sides were flatter making it easier to hold, it is impossible to find a working tempered glass protector. I don't care what kind of glass you put on there, I will never leave my screen with no tempered glass. BTW, the only reason I got the edge version of the S7 was because I wanted the bigger battery. With this edge thing and the exploding battery problem, I'm going to switch to a G5 until the V20 comes out.

38. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

100% agree. I had both the S7e and N7...and the edge drove me crazy. It has zero usefulness. Zero. It actually hinders the overall experience. The display on the N7 has about 5.3" of usable flat screen space. Then add the known issues of the edge.... glare, text and images warping over the edges, links on the far left or right of the display won't click easy....etc etc. Sammy really needs to go back to having flat flagships as well.

33. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

If 5.1" will edge so what will be the name of 5.5" display?? S7 plus ??

34. vampyren

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Sad sad news, even if the edge models look nice i hate edge phones, its gimmicky. The phone cracked much simpler if you drop it even from low hights, its harder to put on a proper screen protection, same with cases. For me i only see downsides.

35. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

When you say Apple brought it to fruition... Why not say... LG, Huawei, and Apple?

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