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Galaxy S8 Plus expected to outperform the Galaxy S8 this year

When it launched the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge back in 2015, Samsung made a miscalculation. It thought that since the Galaxy S6 edge was more expensive than the Galaxy S6, customers were going to prefer the latter more. That didn’t turn out to be the case. It became evident soon after launch that customers preferred the more expensive but arguably more stylish Galaxy S6 edge with its dual-edge curved display. Samsung missed out on a lot of potential sales because it just didn’t have enough supply of the Galaxy S6 edge to meet demand.

The company knew what it had to do the following year. It produced more units of the Galaxy S7 edge than the Galaxy S7 and the results speak for themselves. According to several estimates, almost 70 percent of all Galaxy S7 sales are accounted for by the dual-edge curved variant. As Samsung gears up to launch its next-generation flagship smartphone in about a month or so, many expect the Galaxy S8 Plus to outperform the Galaxy S8.

However, it’s not going to be that simple this year because both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus are going to feature a dual-edge curved display. Their size is what will set them apart. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are believed to feature a 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch display respectively. Samsung is reportedly placing its bets on the Galaxy S8 Plus to be the clear winner but since both models are likely to have similar specs, it will be consumer preference that decides which variant takes the cake.

An industry official cited in a recent report claims that Samsung has set the production rate in favor of the Galaxy S8 Plus, it’s prioritizing production of the larger model because it believes that consumers will opt for it in far greater numbers than the smaller Galaxy S8.

The cost will obviously be a factor as well. Will customers be willing to pay at least $100 more for a device that just has a bigger display when you can get the exact same look and feel at a lower cost? Moreover, it’s not like 5.7-inch is a small display by any means, that’s what the Galaxy Note 7 was touting last year so the Galaxy S8 will firmly be inside phablet territory anyway.

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Guguloth suresh
Guguloth suresh

Nice Mobile Lenova India

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

If the leaks are correct the smaller so will be similar size as an iPhone 7 give or take

My personal preference would be smaller phone as it’s more pocket and one hand friendly

Jay Ayers
Jay Ayers

I for one, am not wanting a phone with a curved edge on it, due to damage potential… My OTTERBOX double protective cover has saved my S5 from damage multiple times, from 4 to 5 foot drops onto hard surfaces, as I am a bit clumsy at times. I’ve friends that showed me their S6 and S7 edge phones with damage from drops and it isn’t pretty. I maybe going to another brand if this S5 ever croaks, if all Samsung has to offer in the S8 are edge phones.

Gregg1100
Gregg1100

A two tier S8 then, perhaps. The workings of a PLUS phone should be the same as smaller phone. Only size should differentiate.
And is PLUS a sammy thing or crapple- one copying the other- again.???

maccyb
maccyb

A good question. My feeling is the 5.7″ will sell more, not because of the price but because 5.7″ is already bigger than the 5.5″ S7 Edge and some may think 6.2″ is just too big, but that depends on how it will feel in the hand. But even at that I’m still not convinced those screen sizes are correct. I still think it will be 5.1″ or 5.2″ standard model with a 5.7″ or 5.8″ plus model.

Tajuane Daniels
Tajuane Daniels

Actually the s8 with 5.7 screen might be smaller or the same size as the s7 edge…and the s8 plus to be the size of the note if not smaller… The screen size increased but the actual device size didnt…but im going for the 8plus because im a note user and when the note 8 comes out i will go back to the note line

manojmcn
manojmcn

An FPS at the back should force people use iris scanner more and its a good thing. Anyway people are used to heart rate monitor adjacent to the camera lens. Shouldn’t be much issues. The disappointment is, they(may have) failed to incorporate the fingerprint under the display even though the availability of such a tech is already out in news. iPhone 8 will come with one such and again Samsung will follow up with S9. See how they let themselves down in the fight for supremacy against Apple. 1. When S3 sold in millions, they had their chance to follow… Read more »

maccyb
maccyb

Not getting into an iPhone v Samsung war but what standout feature does it have? The only standout feature I can see coming to iPhone 8 is Samsungs curved Super Amoled screen and it seems that will only be on the plus model. The other stuff is mere speculation and we all know Apple have a track record of disappointing announcements. I wouldn’t even be surprised if they came out with a flat LCD phone again. They’ve been telling their customers for years that 2k screens are not necessary and Super Amoled isn’t as good, even though their “retina” screen… Read more »

Matt Yell
Matt Yell

It’s really starting starting to frustrate me that media writers are not thinking for themselves on this one. The S8 and S8 plus have new display ratios and are now longer, that’s why the screens have more inches (measured diagonally). So the S8 plus screen is about the width of a typical 5.5 inch phone, NOT 6.3. Of course this will outsell the smaller phone which is similar in width to a 5.1 inch phone despite it actually being 5.7 inches. Videos will nt display any bigger, and it will be same in hand as a 5.1 and 5.5 phone.… Read more »

Faslane
Faslane

Not too much of a story here a email of a well duh story. The father and larger usually outsell the smaller all the time. If you’re spending say 799.99 why not spend another 100.00 and get a couple more inches and much better specs? People will upgrade for 0 down or pay the company pay anyway so I’m definitely getting the plus when it’s available to me. And that’ll be July because I’m going to let the early adopters find out the bugs first and by then my s7 is paid off so I can keep it and not… Read more »

Michollstad
Michollstad

That would be an accurate report, because I will buy the Galaxy S8 Plus on day one. Any phone below 6 inches does feel puny to me at this point (I’ve had the Nexus 6 since 2014, a 5.96 inch phone). And I really don’t understand people who complain about “it’s too big”! The body will be similarly sized to the S7 and S7 edge, but it will be almost all screen! Finally an unpopular opinion: I do not care if Samsung axes the notorious headphone jack on the S8. In fact, I will be even more excited for the… Read more »

Faslane
Faslane

Like wise but.other day one for me. I never early adopt ever. It’s a madhouse and after Note 7 ill be waitin a few months definitely. Plus I want to see what they do about the VR. Will the adapter it or force new sales again? I wonder how and if it’ll work with the bigger plus size and if so,how and how well. Will it leak in light because of adapter or will an adapter even be possible etc. I’m not buying another just to fit my phone and I do use it so,if I lose it I won’t… Read more »

MStuart
MStuart

Since this article does not have a lot of meat in it, I’ll just leave my opinion: I’m not buying a huge-ass phone.

Ice coffee
Ice coffee

The screen is going to be bigger, but the phone will more or less be the same size as the S7e

Faslane
Faslane

Yep just more screen at the top and bottom where there’s plenty you for ealing starr. Especially the top. He’ll ut.ut.might vendors fit the VR still

MStuart
MStuart

So still huge, and with the stupid curves to boot. Ridiculous.

Ezequiel955
Ezequiel955

Entiendo que esta pagina sea pro Samsung, pero esto es mucho.
Todos los dias informaban a que pais iba llegando Android 7 en los S7.
Ahora ya no lo hacen, inclusive ponen “nougat tips” y actualizaciones de seguridad sobre Android 7.
Por que hacen esto?
Para tapar, por chupamedias, segun Samsung en enero todos los S7 tenian que estar actualizados. Estamos en febrero y, a la mitad del mundo, no les llego nada.
Obviamente, esta pagina, una vez que empezo febrero se “olvido” del seguimiento que venia haciéndo pais por pais y empezo con los “tips” como si todos hubieramos actualizado, dan verguenza SamMobile

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

Really? I thought the s7 vs s7e sales were roughly equal

benlol98
benlol98

Maybe, maybe not. Most of the people in my country seems to be having the edge variant.

Trammat hu sung
Trammat hu sung

An article just to say that we have published an article! Totally useless! Please write an article only if you have something to write, instead of just increasing the article count by one.

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