Samsung Galaxy S8 ‘Plus’ might come with a huge, 6-inch display
The latest rumors suggest Samsung could grow the displays yet again for the S8 and without significantly increasing the overall dimensions of the phones over the current S7 and S7 Edge.
According to 3D renders sent to GSMArena, Samsung’s next flagship phone might come in two models: a regular “S8” and a larger “S8 Plus,” with a 5.7-inch and 6.3-inch screen, respectively.
Both device’s screens would be larger than the S7 (5.1-inch) and S7 Edge (5.5-inch), and it would be the largest yet on an Galaxy “S” phone.
While they can’t be verified, the 3D renders do appear to match many existing rumors, including the removal of the home button and touch-sensitive buttons flanking it, and significantly slimmer top and bottom bezels. Both phones also show displays with curved edges, suggesting Samsung might not release a flat screen model this year.
The designs even show a headphone jack! (It’s still unclear if the S8 will have a headphone jack or not. The latest rumor says the jack will stick around.)
The best part of the purported S8 and S8 Plus is that they’ll still be usable with one hand. As you can see in the 3D renders above and below, the S8 and S8 Plus’s designs (if they’re authentic) are barely larger than the S7 and S7 Edge; they’re only slightly wider.
The only fishy part of the schematics is the Micro USB port. Will Samsung really go with an older port instead of the newer, reversible USB-C? It seems unlikely, considering the Note7 had a USB-C port, but weirder things have happened.
Meanwhile, Pocketnow reports the S8 could be announced on April 18 and come with an improved front-facing camera with 8-megapixels and autofocus (up from 5-megapixels on the S7/S7 Edge).
Which rumors and leaks will end up true? We’ve rounded up the most likely ones, but as always, until Samsung officially announces the S8, take all of them with a grain of salt.