The larger variant of the Galaxy S8 will be dubbed the Samsung Galaxy S8+

The larger variant of the Galaxy S8 will be dubbed the Samsung Galaxy S8+
Two of the biggest smartphones that are prepping for announcements within the coming weeks are the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8. LG will be getting a head start over Samsung in regards to a release date, and this comes as a result of the company deciding to use the Snapdragon 821 rather than the 835. An edge in release over Samsung could be very beneficial to LG in regards to sales, but that doesn't mean it can completely ignore the upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship. We've heard plenty of talk and rumors in regards to Samsung's next device since the Note 7 debacle, and thanks to a leak from the famous Evan Blass, we now have an official logo for the larger of the two Samsung handsets - the Galaxy S8+.

Just like last year's Galaxy S7 and S6 before it, we're expecting Samsung to release two variants of the S8 - the main difference between the two versions likely being screen size. However, unlike the past two iterations that featured the 'edge' moniker, Samsung will ditch that as a result of both the S8 and S8+ expected to feature curved, bezel-less displays. Up until this point, we've been calling the larger version of the S8 the 'S8 Plus", but Blass's latest leak reveals that the 'plus' branding will feature the + symbol rather than having it spelled out. This isn't a big deal at all, but our guess is that the move was made as to not be too obvious about copying Apple's branding with the iPhone.


At the time of this writing, all signs are pointing towards the S8 featuring a 5.7-inch display and the S8+ with a 6-inch one. That's a big increase in size as compared to last year's 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch displays on the S7 and S7 edge respectively, but the overall dimensions should be smaller than current 5.7-inch and 6-inch handsets due to the very minimal bezels that will be present.

Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S8 and S8+ later in March, and with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 CPU, curved, bezel-less screens, Bixby AI assistant, and a lot more, they're shaping up to be two of 2017's most anticipated smartphones. Stay tuned.

source: Evan Blass

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  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)

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123 Comments

2. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Really? Might as well write it as Galaxy S8 Plus like Apple does. We know you're copying Apples naming scheme. Putting a plus symbol next to the number doesn't make people think it's different or pronounced the Galaxy S8 T. Sigh...

17. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Samsung used plus in phones for years. There was an S2 plus for god's sake.

37. zenun12

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 31, 2016

S2 Plus, S5 Plus, S6 edge+, Grand Prime+....did I miss anything? Anyways, every OEM using the word "plus" copied from the dictionary, so they should pay royalties to Merriam-Webster.

75. VasiliS7

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

Yes you forget the original S i9001 back to 2011.

52. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Samsung have used the word "plus" before Apple.

77. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Even S Plus before that.

106. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No it makes people think Samsung are using the same naming convention they have since at least 2011 (or, four years before Apple copied it from them). At least, people who can think.

119. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung had plus and mini im thwir names for a while. The Galaxy SII has a Plus model.

134. Georgio

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Samsung galaxy S2 plus was before apple iPhone. They used plus name a few years before apple

140. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Before you make stupid comments like this, make your research first and always start before Apple, as with most Apple fanboys/sheeps their attention span starts and ends with when Apple releases something.

3. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Hay PA, Samsung is not coping, FACT, Samsung used plus before apple did.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

probably because it's iPhoneArena? as a remainder, here's some samsung's product: Galaxy S II Plus, Galaxy S5 Plus, Galaxy Grand Prime Plus, Galaxy V Plus, Galaxy Ace Plus, Galaxy Core Plus, Galaxy Star 2 Plus, and probably dozens more.. and that plus symbol on S8+ is obviously a continuation from S6edge+

44. willard12 unregistered

Regardless, in a couple of days some PA writer will jump in the comments section pissed off and saying, " how dare you say that we're biased. Quit using examples, facts and evidence that we're biased to claim that we're biased". Then, one of their defenders will jump in and say" don't listen to them Alan\Ray\Joe\Cosmin. You're getting clicks and that matters more than your integrity". It's the circle of life.

60. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

iPhonearena lol. Apple should have just stay at 4" phones instead of..... Ahhhh! the Oled screens, wireless charging, Iris scanner lol.

43. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

No. Furthermore, Samsung galaxy note edge copied iPhone 8 edge naming scheme and the plus as well. #Cheeky#iPhonearena

98. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

samsung used the "S" in galaxy s couple yours before the iphone 4"S" came out LOL

124. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

you forgot the 3gs.

4. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Waiting the monster

5. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Why not post the facts. Maybe like, In the past Samsung has use the PLUS and is bringing it back with the s8+.

14. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

That would be too much of the right thing. They banned me for a week because of my truthful comments (though they were derogatory) about how much they kiss Apples' @$$. I'm on other phone blogs & they don't throw shade at Apple like PA does with Samsung. They're just extremely biased, to say the least.

81. willard12 unregistered

This writer might want to consider fact checking himself by using a website called Phonearena. He, really should look it up. But, I've heard they are a little biased on that site. http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Samsung-Galaxy-S-II-Plus-Review_id3300

6. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Both will be edge, what else would Samsung call the bigger version ? On top of that they've done this before in the past already...

7. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

So the s8/s8+ will just have better soc and bixby May be we should lower our expectations .....

120. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They will be identical in specs, with exceltiom of size and battery size. Only Apple gimps the base iPhone.

8. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Lol , i had s2plus 3.5 years ago .....

9. Rocket

Posts: 654; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

dumb Samsung, why not s8 pro?

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because it's just S8 with bigger screen size... just like S6edge compared to S6edge+.. and "pro" in galaxy family mean "better spec" not bigger screen.. go check A9 vs A9 Pro.. or on7 vs on7 Pro

16. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Then the clowns here would say Samsung copied iPad pro lol. Samsung always copies or rushes their products according to these people.

22. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Why should they. They used plus before so only makes sense that they would again.

25. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Everyone knows why they are using it though.

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