Anticipation is at an all-time high for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, with the two representing Samsung’s biggest bid to restore its reputation and banish the Note 7 cloud hanging over its head. The two are set to come to light on March 29 and leaks have been flowing in thick and fast in the hours before that finally happens.
The latest crop of images show off the alleged Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus side-by-side, providing a clear look at its size differences. Both have been switched on, clearly depicting Samsung’s new minimalist interface and redesigned icons. The physical home button is nowhere to be seen and has been replaced by an on-screen button.
The live photo also highlights Samsung’s bezel-free approach to designing the handsets. The smaller Galaxy S8 apparently has a 5.8-inch curved screen, while the Galaxy S8 Plus reportedly goes for a 6.2-inch one. The duo’s 18:9 aspect ratio makes the phones look quite tall and narrow, helped along by the additional panel real estate.
Previous speculation had claimed that Samsung was carrying over the same body dimensions as the Galaxy S7 series but managed to fit a larger screen for both models by reducing the bezels and eliminating the home button. If true, this should come as a relief to people who feel daunted by the prospect of carrying around such massive smartphones.
Samsung is supposedly anticipating greater demand for the Galaxy S8 than the Galaxy S8 Plus. Rumors hint that it’ll ship 7.1 million units of the former and 5.4 million units of the latter to stores.