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Samsung increasing Galaxy S8 display size to draw Note 7 fans?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 may arrive with a large screen to attract fans of its canceled Galaxy Note 7, a report from The Investor suggests. The upcoming flagship, expected to launch at MWC 2017 in February, is said to come in two variants: one with a 5.7-inch display and one with a 6.2-inch display.
Samsung’s last Galaxy S devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, house 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch respective displays, while its abandoned Galaxy Note 7’s screen was larger at 5.7 inches.
It’s speculated that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 would also feature a bezel-less design with a more than 90% screen-to-body ratio. With an end-to-end display, the S8’s dimensions may not have to change significantly from its predecessor to accommodate the larger screen.
It’s possible, however, that Samsung had intended to pursue a bezel-less design before canceling the Note 7, which would have inherently allowed for a larger display on a similar sized device to the S7.
The Galaxy S8 would also likely lose its characteristic physical home button/fingerprint scanner if it was to feature an edge-to-edge screen – though Samsung may have an on-screen solution for that – and could arrive in curved-display variations only.