Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have been tipped and this time it is said that the South Korean electronics giant will be extra cautious before it releases its next smartphones.
Said to boast 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch screens respectively, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus will be Samsung’s bid to wipe off the bad name that its Note 7 phablet left for it after a string of incidents and injuries caused by exploding batteries. According to a report in the local media, Samsung will be opting for much bigger screens this time and that’s because the company wants to attract Galaxy Note customers.
Evan Blass aka Evleaks (on Twitter) has revealed that the two new smartphones will have model numbers SM-G950 and SM-G955 for 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch screen sizes respectively. This means that the company will skip model number series SM-G94x, after SM-G93x was used for Galaxy S7 series. Reports also indicate that the two new smartphones will have an edge-to-edge display and will be the first Galaxy lineup smartphone to ditch physical as well as capacitive buttons for on-screen ones.
In previous leaks, Samsung Galaxy S8 has been tipped to come with a full edge-to-edge OLED display with 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. Little to no bezel would effectively mean that the company will be able to offer larger screen sizes without having to increase the actual size of the smartphones by much.
As per earlier leaks, Samsung Galaxy S8 was tipped to sport a 5.5-inch 4K (2160×3840 pixels) Super AMOLED display with impressive pixel density of 806ppi. It is further expected to pack company’s own Exynos 8895 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM.
Interestingly Blass also tips that a phone with model number SM-N950 is in the works, indicating that Samsung may launch a Note series smartphone later in the year – though what branding it will ultimately take is not yet known.