Samsung Will Launch A Galaxy S8 Plus with the Galaxy S8 To Make Up for the Note 7
Samsung will launch two Galaxy S8 models according to new rumours in an attempt to make up for the Note 7. The Galaxy S8 Plus will feature a larger 6.2 inch display which will retain the edge design but will also increase the screen to body ratio of the phones quite a lot to somewhere upwards of 85%. The Galaxy S8 will remain a 5.5 inch phone but will also have an edge design.
Reports of Samsung launching the phones early seem to have been dismissed as the launch refresh cycle boots back to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona end February 2017. South Korea’s Electronic Times reported this month that Samsung will be the sole contract manufacturer of Qualcomm Inc’s high-end Snapdragon 830 chips using 10-nanometre production technology, and these processors will be used in half of Samsung’s next Galaxy S smartphones expected to launch in early 2017.
Rumours are also pointing to a fingerprint sensing display and bezel less design which will put the fingerprint scanner behind the glass instead of in a button. Samsung will also add a dual lens camera in the Galaxy S8 Plus much like the iPhone 7 plus offering zoom capability and a depth effect.
Samsung has also designed a new battery process to ensure battery safety and prevent exploding phones. This tech will fist be used in the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus then to be later moved to other devices in their lineup.