Samsung’s rumored to take the wraps off the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus at a dedicated event in New York City on Tuesday, April 18. Renders point towards the former sporting a 5.7/5.8-inch display (up from the 5.5-inch one found on the Galaxy S7 edge), while being roughly the same as the Galaxy S7. The Plus variant, on the other hand, is expected to pack a colossal 6.1/6.2-inch screen. For this reason, it’s believed to be both taller and wider than the curved version of last year’s model.
Unfortunately, when put into words it’s a little difficult to imagine how they all compare. It’s only when you put the dimensions into a table and compare the past three generations of the Galaxy S range that things start to make sense, and you begin to realize how stripping back the bezels and axing the beloved navigation keys has enabled the firm to squeeze giant screens in compact devices. However, before we dive into the figures, we should note that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus measurements come from recent leaks, so they’re far from confirmed.
|Galaxy S6||Galaxy S6 edge||Galaxy S6 edge+||Galaxy S7||Galaxy S7 edge||Galaxy S8||Galaxy S8 Plus|
|Dimensions||143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm||142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm||154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm||142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm||150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm||140.1 x 72.2 x 7.3 mm||152.4 x 78.5 x 7.9 mm|
|Screen Type||Flat||Dual-edge curved||Dual-edge curved||Flat||Dual-edge curved||Dual-edge curved||Dual-edge curved|
As you can see from the table above, the Galaxy S8 is destined to be Samsung’s smallest flagship to date, despite sporting the largest display a regular variant has shipped with. The most suitable handset to compare it to is the Galaxy S6 edge+. They’re believed to pack identical panels, but Samsung’s managed to bundle it in a smaller package for its next flagship. It is a little thicker and chatter suggests that it’s slightly heavier, too.
It also makes the most sense to pit the Galaxy S8 Plus against the Galaxy S6 edge+. Both devices should be around the same size, but — as I mentioned earlier — as a result of the thin bezels and the omission of the front-facing buttons, Samsung has been able to enclose a larger screen in what’s essentially the same body. Once again, the latest model is a a bit thicker, but we’re putting that down to the beefier internals and slightly bigger battery.
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