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Samsung might launch bigger Galaxy S8 ‘Plus’ to win back Galaxy Note 7 fans

Published Nov 9th, 2016 9:10AM EST
Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy Note 7
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A report indicated earlier this week that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 will come in two sizes, both featuring full-screen designs with curved displays measuring 5.7-inch and 6.2 -inch. Samsung can increase the size of the display without increasing the size of the phone by removing the top and bottom bezels, which is also a design change that’s reportedly in the works for the upcoming Galaxy S phone. But why is Samsung making a 6.2-inch version of the Galaxy S8?

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A new report claims that Samsung is looking to offer the Galaxy S8 in two distinct sizes to win back some of the customers that wanted to buy a Galaxy Note 7 phablet. The Investor notes the same new display sizes for the upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, including 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch.

“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 unnamed analyst said.

Comparatively, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge have 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch displays.

The report also goes on to say that Samsung will not make a flat Galaxy S8 version and that the bigger version might get a new naming scheme that might include the word “Plus.”

Apple, meanwhile, is also rumored to launch an all-screen iPhone next year. The iPhone 8 is also expected to ditch the home button, and feature an OLED display, possibly with curved edges.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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