Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S8+ to accompany Galaxy S8

Alex Kidman 13 February 2017 NEWS

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Goodbye Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge, hello Samsung Galaxy S8+?

While Samsung has yet to formally announce the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, and it’s not going to do so at this year’s Mobile World Congress, a succession of leaks have pointed to the likely makeup of Samsung’s newest premium device.

It’s been rumoured that Samsung has locked down production of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 835 SoC to run the new phones. This may force competitors to either opt for the Snapdragon 821, as HTC did with the HTC U Ultra, or their own silicon solutions, as Huawei did with the Huawei Mate 9.

Prolific leaker Evan Blass’ latest tips suggest that the "Edge" branding that has qualified the larger, curved screen variants of the Galaxy S series may be on the way out, replaced instead with Galaxy S8+ branding.

Blass also states the expected screen size and resolution of the two new devices, with the GalaxyS8+ being particularly massive:

With a delayed launch, and a rumoured retail availability of April, there’s plenty of scope for further detail around the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to leak out.

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