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Two Galaxy S8 variants coming, allegedly both with a curved display

According to Evan Blass, there will be two Galaxy S8 variants, and now a report coming out of Korea says they will both feature an enormous curved display.
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November 10, 2016
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As it nears the end of the year, we’ve been hearing more and more about Samsung’s upcoming flagship, which is most likely to be called the Galaxy S8. According to Evan Blass, the two Galaxy S8 variants will ship as SM-G950 and SM-G955, and now a report coming out of Korea says they will both feature a curved display.

Samsung Galaxy S8 models are indeed skipping SM-G94* model numbers, will ship as SM-G950 & SM-G955. Know what else is in the works? SM-N950.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 9, 2016

As you can see, Samsung is said to be skipping the SM-G940 and SM-G945 model numbers, mostly likely due to the fact that the number four signifies bad omen in South Korea. Just like this year with the Galaxy S7 and kind of like last year with the Galaxy S6, the next flagship will also come in two flavors. And although Evan Blass doesn’t mention just how these two models will be different from each other, a Korean investment publication claims that they know.

According to The Bell, the Galaxy S8 will not have a flat version. Both will come with the familiar dual-curved display, but here’s where it gets interesting. The report says that the smaller variant will have a whopping 5.7-inch curved display, the same size that’s found on the Note 7 and last year’s Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. And the bigger variant? It will allegedly come with a humongous 6.2-inch curved display.

We’ve been hearing rumors that the South Korean electronics giant is considering making the Galaxy S8 bigger than usual in order to compensate for the discontinuation of the Note 7, but killing off a smaller 5.1-inch variant seems a little bizarre to me. Although the report says that the elimination of the iconic home button will allow for two very compact devices with enormous displays, I would take this with a grain of salt. Samsung may introduce two Galaxy S8 devices both featuring a curved display, but completely forgoing the 5.1-inch size just doesn’t seem like a move that Samsung would take.

Although the report says that the elimination of the iconic home button will allow for two very compact devices with enormous displays, I would take this with a grain of salt.
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