Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus to sport 6-inch display: Report

Samsung is expected to launch a larger version of the Galaxy S8 with a 6-inch display, according to a report.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: December 25, 2016 5:37 pm
Samsung, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 rumours, Galaxy S8 release date, Galaxy S8 specs, Galaxy S8 mwc 2017, Galaxy S8 vs iPhone 8, Galaxy S8 Plus, technology, technology news Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus may come with a 6-inch display. (Image source: Reuters)

Samsung may be planning a larger version of the Galaxy S8 with a 6-inch display. A report on Naver claims that Samsung will offer the Galaxy S8 in two screen sizes, but one model will likely have a 6-inch size.

The standard version of the Galaxy S8 will continue to come with a 5-inch screen, while the S8 Plus will feature a 6-inch display. That’s a bit larger than the Note 7’s 5.7-inch display, but the report states that the smartphones will have a similar appearance, due to thinner bezels.

The report, citing a source within Samsung, claims that both Galaxy S8 models will sport a curved display. This is in line with previous rumours of Samsung altogether scrapping the flat model completely.

Samsung did consider to use an S-Pen with the Galaxy S8 Plus, but the add-on functionality was dropped from the phone, the report said. Looks like those plans were shelved in favor of keeping the Note brand alive.

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Naver also says that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will ship with a voice controlled assistant. However, it has been constantly said that Google might prevent Samsung from adding AI to the Galaxy S8 since it would directly compete with its Pixel lineup, which is powered by Google Assistant.

The South Korean company started the year on a positive note with the success of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Soon the company had to face a lot of trouble due to the Galaxy Note 7. But Samsung is looking forward to the Galaxy S8, its next-generation smartphone.

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Samsung may unveil the Galaxy S8 in late February at MWC 2017, according to some published reports. Meanwhile, a report from Naver (via Sam Mobile) has said that the smartphone will be unveiled in April in New York city, instead.

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        Dean Slater
        Dec 26, 2016 at 2:49 pm
        As much as I love my S6 edge plus and Samsung phones in general, I think the next Gen needs to be like the Mi Max and Run the screen from top to bottom basically bezel less. I think Apple is going in that direction and Samsung needs to do it too or they'll lose a ton of business to people jumping on the bezel less phones on there way to market. My next phone will be a bezel less phone. All screen and no band on top or bottom.
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          Dean Slater
          Dec 26, 2016 at 2:50 pm
          I mean the Mi Mix not Mi Max.
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            Abel Oeveren
            Dec 25, 2016 at 8:18 pm
            well Badly waiting for s8 thanks for share
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              Dec 26, 2016 at 9:46 pm
              Can't wait to see if this one blows up also. I'm a Galaxy lover, but they ruined things worldwide with their latest absolute failure.
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                Krishna Dutt
                Dec 25, 2016 at 12:16 pm
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                  El Comandante
                  Dec 26, 2016 at 7:41 pm
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