Samsung appears to be going full steam ahead with its plans to launch two Galaxy S8 models next year going by a fresh report out of South Korea. It also adds a number of intriguing new details about the brand’s upcoming pair of flagships.
First-off, the standard Galaxy S8 is apparently going to measure 5-inch, just like the Galaxy S7. The big specs change comes in the form of the Galaxy S8 Plus which is supposedly going to top out at a massive 6-inch. The latter may notably have the same overall footprint as the dearly departed 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 7 thanks to the magic of thinner bezels.
Samsung supposedly even considered pairing the Galaxy S8 Plus with a stylus, but has decided not to go ahead with the combination. This could mean that there’s another Note device on the horizon for 2017, something which has been rumored before.
A previous report had alleged that the Galaxy S8 could give the MWC a miss next year, breaking with Samsung’s usual tradition. Instead, the company is apparently going to announce it at an event in New York in April. The handset maker’s seemingly doing so to make sure the phone goes through vigorous testing and attracts the maximum amount of attention post the MWC hype.
Another rumor hints that the Galaxy S8 will be more expensive than its predecessor. The bill of materials for the series has apparently climbed up by 15% to 20%. This may well lead to a higher price tag.