Samsung may enlarge the Galaxy S8 screen, in an effort to accommodate former Note 7 fans
There was a rumor a few days ago that Samsung will go edge-to-edge with its Galaxy S8 displays, raising some eyebrows with claims that there will be two models, with 5.7" and 6.2" panels. These are huge increases from the current 5.1" on the Galaxy S7, and the 5.5" on the S7 edge, but there is a catch.
The source then went on to explain that the panels will be curved towards the edges, and the home key/finger scanner will be embedded, so the S8 models may ultimately fit in a footprint not much larger than what we have now with the S7 and S7 edge.
Today, we get another rehash of this speculation in Korean media, with the added claim that Samsung is pushing to enlarge the S8 screen further from what it planned, in order to accommodate those disappointed by the Note 7 recall. "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," according to a local analyst quote.
The larger model is allegedly not named just yet, but Samsung is supposedly leaning towards a "Plus" moniker. Where all that leaves the eventual foldable phone that was rumored to appear alongside the S8, is anyone's guess at this point.