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Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus: Bigger edge only display and onscreen buttons

A concept phone render of the Galaxy S8 showing a bigger edge display with minimized bezels.
A concept phone render of the Galaxy S8 showing a bigger edge display with minimized bezels.
South Korean investment publications report, that Samsung will up the display size on the next Galaxy S-models and ditch the flat screen model. The bigger version might be called the Galaxy S8 Plus and come with a 6.2 inch screen. Alleged model numbers of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have leaked as well.

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A few South Korean investment publications like the The Bell recently reported about Samung's plans to reduce bezel sizes on their next Galaxy S generation, the Galaxy S8. Apparently Samsung engineers who recently talked about increasing the display area up to 99 percent during a conference were dead on with their prediction, that Samsung may already reach 99 percent display area in 2017. According to the information we received, Samsung may achieve an almost bezel-less Galaxy S8 design by removing physical buttons and instead using virtual ones.

In addition to this, Samsung is said to ditch the flat screen version and feature the iconic curved edge display on both Galaxy S8 versions next year. Thus, the smaller version which currently has a 5.1 inch display will increase its display size to 5.7 inch. The bigger version, which will be called the Galaxy S8 Plus, will have a 6.2 inch display instead of the 5.5 inch screen on the Galaxy S7 edge. Samsung will be able to achieve this increase in display size without making the physical size of the phones bigger apparently.

Meanwhile, leaker Evan Blass was able to dig out the model numbers for next years Galaxy S generation phones. According to his tweet, Samsung will ditch the SM-G94x-generation and instead use model number SM-950 for the Galaxy S8 and  SM-955 for the Galaxy S8 Plus. He also mentioned a device with the model number SM-N950. Who thinks, this might be next years Galaxy Note 8?

Quelle(n)

http://www.thebell.co.kr/front/free/contents/news/article_view.asp?key=201611070100012250000729&svccode=00&page=1

via: http://venturebeat.com/2016/11/09/both-samsung-galaxy-s8-models-will-reportedly-have-an-edge-display/

twitter.com/evleaks/status/796430939815641088

Bild: http://www.concept-phones.com/samsung/samsung-galaxy-s8-early-render-steel-drake-video/

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Alexander Fagot, 2016-11-11 (Update: 2016-11-11)
Alexander Fagot
Alexander Fagot - Editor
As a former projectionist still used to working with 35 mm film and experience in computer assembling and overclocking, I was drawn to the professional IT crowd a couple of years back and started working in IT support, Windows administration and project management before discovering my love for traveling the world. Now I am working as a news editor from all parts of the world, mostly writing about gadgets and mobile gear for Notebookcheck.