Report Says the Galaxy S8 will have 5.7″ and 6.2″ Displays
A new report out of South Korea claims that Samsung will be changing things up a bit for their upcoming flagship series. With the loss of the Galaxy Note 7, it seems Samsung might feel they are losing out on customers who prefer a larger display on their smartphone.
To compensate, the upcoming Galaxy S8 will come in two different sizes, a local news report says. One of these versions is said to have a 5.7″ display while the other will go even bigger and sport a 6.2″ display.
When we compare this to the Galaxy S7 series from earlier this year, we see that the Galaxy S7 has a 5.1″ display while the Galaxy S7 Edge variant has a bigger 5.5″ display. The Galaxy Note 7 from earlier this year shipped with a 5.7″ display, so it’s interesting to see this report about Samsung making their smallest version of the S8 have a display that is as big as that of the Note 7. Many may be worried about a phone with a 6.2″ display, but this report says it shouldn’t be that bad.
It was just last week when it was revealed that Samsung was making heavy investments into edge-to-edge bezel-less displays. This was sparked after Xiaomi revealed the Mi Mix smartphone, and some Samsung Display engineers confirmed they were investing capital and manpower into the technology as well. So now, this recent local news report says Samsung will be using some sort of bezel-less design to reduce the overall size of the 6.2″ Galaxy S8 variant.
The report also claims that Samsung will be ditching the flat screen design entirely for the upcoming Galaxy S8 release. We’ve watched this happen with the Galaxy Note series, but many were hoping they would stick with it for the Galaxy S series. If true, this shift is likely due to sales numbers that Samsung is seeing with their edge and non-edge variants from the last couple of years.Source: The Investor