The ever reliable leaker of yet-to-be-launched smartphones has once again taken it to Twitter to suggest that the new Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus will feature a 6.2 inch display. This suggestion essentially reinforces what had been reported by the Guardian.
According to the Guardian, the Galaxy S8 will be launched in two sizes, with the variants coming in screen sizes from 5in to 6in region.
The S8 is also set to be launched in late March and the first sells will have reached users by 21st April.
The reason Samsung has settled on these dates is to cool down the knock-on effects of the Note 7 fiasco.
There is high anxiety that Samsung may make an announcement of the S8 in the coming few weeks, with some experts expecting it be as early as this weekend at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
But the larger version of the 2017 Galaxy, the S8+, will likely not be made public at the MWC, but rather at a later date when Samsung releases official information regarding its Galaxy S gadgets.
What a huge screen!
There is no doubt the 6.2-inch display is massive. The most known sizes in the market from reputable manufacturers like Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus and Google’s Pixel XL have a 5.5-inch display, and some have 5.7-inch screens, like the LG V20.
The easiest way to comprehend the large size of the S8+ is to picture the 2014 Motorola Nexus 6 which came with a 6-inch display. Now the S8 Plus will add an extra 0.2 inches to that.
Surprising Design Choice
For a long time the expectation has been that Samsung would switch to a single model of the Galaxy S8, and this model would echo the S6 Edge and S7 Edge with the two long edges curving into the edge of the device. The curved screen is seen as Samsung’s ‘key physical attribute’ by many and helps the Galaxy devices stand out in the crowded retail market.
The most recent rumors suggest that Samsung will stay with two models of Galaxy handsets, with the presumptively named S8 Edge, and a vanilla flat-screened Galaxy S8.
Even though Samsung’s intentions have always been to go beyond our imagination of a smartphone, the curved screen of the S6 Edge and S7 Edge leaned too far towards fashion and away from practicality.
These screens do not come with TouchWiz UI and there are times when the information along the edge tends to be distorted. Imagine yourself watching a video while the top and the bottom have curved away. The vanilla flat screened would work better here.