Samsung may enlarge the Galaxy S8 screen, in an effort to accommodate former Note 7 fans

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.

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22 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6746; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

As long as they do it by slimming the bezels and not increasing the size of the phone, then fine, but please give those who don't want a phablet the choice to still have a small and compact flagship.

3. FlySheikh

Posts: 443; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I agree..

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yup. I personally wish for three Galaxy S8 versions: a non-curved 5.1-inch Galaxy S8, a curved 5-5-inch Galaxy S8 Edge and a curved 5.7-inch Galaxy S8 Edge Pro with a stylus, in order to recorver some lost sales of the Note7.

5. maherk

Posts: 6746; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yup, this makes a lot of sense. Plus, let's hope Samsung will pull an Apple and start releasing the Note and S series at the same time like Apple does with the regular and Plus version. And they should seriously offer another 4.7" flagship, I know lots of people who would buy one in a heartbeat.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I hope this doesn't mean there won't be an actual Note 8. I've heard rumors for and and against there being one.

9. maherk

Posts: 6746; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Note series is here to stay bro In one way, I believe we will benefit a lot as costumers from the whole Note 7 fiasco, Samsung will be forced to bring all the goodies they were going to save for the S9 to the S8.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30880; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's true. They will pull out all the stops on this model, to make sure it's a hit.

16. Bankz

Posts: 2502; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yes, this..

7. Subie

Posts: 2321; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

If you're suggesting that Samsung make a Galaxy Alpha2 - I'd be one of those people interested.

8. maherk

Posts: 6746; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Yup, that, and I would be even be okay if they released a C3

18. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It would make sense, the Note 5/7 could have both been released with the S6/S7.

22. DaveElliott

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Probably easier to make the Edge and "Note" to have the same screen. The one without the stylus could then have more battery or be thinner. It is sort of the direction they were moving towards even without the Note 7 issues.

19. sissy246

Posts: 7029; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree...

2. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

And the battery?

10. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

After using for 45 days, and having to discard the Note7, sealed batteries will still be a big problem down the line. I usually pass down the units I previously owned to family members, and being able to buy new removable batteries really is the simplest and safer way, since you can inspect bulging batteries. Lesson learned.

11. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Sorry but who told you that the problem was the battery? The battery exploded but why? We don't have any official statement from the bulls**t company Samsung.

13. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

stop making curve edges,thats why blow up.

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right.. because flat phone with huge bezels and tiny battery never explode /s

15. Xperia14

Posts: 1206; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Damn I hope this is true. I'd love to buy a phone with a 6,2" screen with the footprint not much larger than the S7 edge. If they keep it waterproof and add FM radio then this will definately be my next phone.

20. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I would be all over the existing Note 7 design but 6.2".. and even smaller bezels!

17. Bankz

Posts: 2502; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

I want sammy to bring it with all they've got next year. At least, let apple feel the heat

21. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Anything as beautiful and functional as the Note 7 - C4 feature will be welcomed by me (Exynos variant that is). If anything is to be added, I'd want an IR blaster, 4000+ mAh battery, 6GB RAM and Exynos 8893 or later ( https://goo.gl/OUoTW7 ). Wouldn't mind having it a bit thicker to accommodate all of the above.

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