Samsung has reportedly enlarged the Galaxy S8′s display to attract former Galaxy Note 7 owners

If a new report is anything to go by, it would appear that Samsung has decided to enlarge the display of the long-awaited Galaxy S8 to attract former Galaxy Note 7 customers as they prefer a bigger screen phone. It’s believed that the handset will be launched in two models — one with a 5.7-inch and the other with a 6.2-inch panel — when it hits the shelves in H1 of 2017.

To achieve the added screen real estate, Samsung won’t change the physical size of the phone. Instead, it’s expected to introduce a bezel-less design, which will remove the home button on the bottom, allowing more space for immersive viewing. It’s also believed to drop the flat model of the Galaxy S8, in favor of launching two curved screen variants.

“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,” an analyst was quoted saying on Wednesday, November 9. Another expert then went on to add that it’s “likely” that the slightly larger model will sport the “Plus” moniker that the firm used for the larger model of the Galaxy S6 edge back in August, 2015.

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HeatNation
5 months 13 days ago

I need an s-pen. I really hope the S8+ model has one built in. I miss my 2 note 7′s like crazy.

mustaka
5 months 17 days ago

Great news. That would greatly help alleviate the Note 7 failure.

Dario12v
5 months 17 days ago

According to other publications the S8 will have a 5.7 screen size, while retaining the s7 body size
And the S8 plus will have a 6.2 screen size while retaining the s7 edge body size
So they will both have an above 90% body ratio, consistent with Samsung’s CEO comments
They will achieve that by removing the home bottom and lower lip
And reducing the upper bezel by a couple of millimeters s at least

gadsfan37
5 months 17 days ago

Sounds awesome! Can’t wait!

jpd514
5 months 18 days ago

Samsung need to bring to the market an S-Case with an S-Pen built-in in the case. You put this case on any new Samsung Galaxy with the proper software and you have a Note.

The stylus is as useful for mobile phone as the mouse is for a computer.

Samsung is way far in front of the pack with his S-Pen. It should capitalize on it.

Blood Wolfe
5 months 18 days ago

I don’t care how big the screen is/will be, no s-pen=no buy and I will stick to my Note 4 until the new Note/s-pen equipped phone comes out. If that doesn’t happen then Samsung will have lost me forever. The whole Note 7 debacle pissed me off having to send back 2 damn devices due to incompetence. Samsung you have 1 last chance, don’t screw it up in 2017!

georgeO2607
5 months 12 days ago

Agreed. The S pen is what makes the Note. Nothing on the market can replace the Note 7. I’m still using my Note Edge. Long live the Note, Samsung.

gadsfan37
5 months 17 days ago

Umm this is the “S” line of smartphones for Samsung, not the Note line. It will most likely not come with a pen. That’s why they introduce their Notes every fall instead of the S lines in the spring. Sorry buddy.

mustaka
5 months 17 days ago

Read the title at least once before making such a totally unrelated comment as if telling something very intelligent in a no one else knows better manner:
“Samsung has reportedly enlarged the Galaxy S8′s display to attract former Galaxy Note 7 owners.”
See? So, once again, no S-Pen = no buy.

MStuart
5 months 18 days ago

Grabbing the phone by the screen sounds like a retarded idea. All display phones look cool, but bezels are needed for basic usability.

gadsfan37
5 months 17 days ago

Lets see how it looks and feels before making judgements.

maccyb
5 months 18 days ago

Once we have an sPen. BTW, it is physically impossible to make a 6.2″ phone to be physically the same size as a 5.7″ phone, even bezel free. Just draw it on a piece of paper and see. ;)

Blood Wolfe
5 months 18 days ago

You aren’t paying attention to the details… the 5.7″ is the screen size meaning the phone dimensions itself will still be bigger than 5.7″ so to get a 6.2″ screen on the same physical phone dimensions means making it a bezel-less design, as the writer stated.

xoomie
5 months 18 days ago

big screen at least 5.7″ or 5.8″
But what’s important is the SPen !

Eki79
5 months 18 days ago

Bigger screen without enlarging physical size… sound too good to be true.
Still, flat model would be my first choice.

vassbak
5 months 18 days ago

They will have the same size with previous model but with bigger screen and sreen to body ratio. Thats will be nice.

SAMgalaxyXXX
5 months 18 days ago

I buy the Note for both the screen size but mainly the pen. There are lots of big screen phones in the market now that are cheaper, it’s the S pen that makes the Note unique and appealing not just the screen size.

elia99
5 months 18 days ago

I buy Note phone for the pen, not for the screen size.

mustaka
5 months 17 days ago

Would you still buy it if it were merely 5 inches? Or worse yet like 4 inches?
A pen without a sufficiently big space to write is useless. Otherwise the experience would turn into trying to scribble tiny letters into a small area. Less than 5.5 inches is definitely unacceptable.

stondec
5 months 18 days ago

If they throw in an S Pen, that would be perfect and I’d preordered at least 2.

wlting
5 months 18 days ago

for me drop flat model mean drop Samsung

 
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