Samsung to supersize Galaxy S8 display to attract Note customers

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Image: Steel Drake

Samsung is apparently planning to supersize the Galaxy S8 so that the upcoming handset appeals to Note customers. The company is banking hard on the smartphone to revive its fortunes and gain consumer trust again.

Leaks so far have suggested that the Galaxy S8 will feature a 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch model, in line with the Galaxy S7’s options. However, The Investor now reports that Samsung is planning to increase the screen’s measurements to 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch, respectively.

The enlargement is meant to attract Note enthusiasts who would prefer a bigger phone. Intriguingly, the publication claims there will be no change in the Samsung phone’s physical dimensions. This will come about as a result of the device’s bezel-less design which will eliminate the home button from the panel, effectively leaving out more space for viewing.

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Samsung is also predicted to move on from the flat version of the S lineup and release the Galaxy S8 with a curved screen only. In that light, the company is supposedly working on a new naming scheme for the bigger model. Adding a ‘plus’ to the moniker is apparently the front-runner right now.

A separate report talks up the Galaxy S8’s specs, asserting that the handset will come equipped with a 2K screen and a dual-camera setup consisting of a 12MP and 13MP lens. The display may account for 90% of the front panel, getting rid of the home button in the process and placing an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner underneath the glass.

Other notable features leaked include an AI assistant service possibly called Bixby and iris recognition technology. Stay tuned for more on the Samsung Galaxy S8 as more information about the phone slips through the cracks.