Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was not the smartphone the company or its customers expected. With that behind us now, it’s time to focus on the future. The Galaxy S8 is scheduled to be announced in February, but how is Samsung going to deal with the blow to the Note lineup?
Going by rumours, Samsung is said to be replacing the Note 7 with the Galaxy S8. But instead of having the regular and Edge variants, we’re going to see a regular and Plus variant this time. The Note 7 was a big device at 5.7 inches, but the S8 Plus is set to come in at six inches. In spite of the larger screen, the phone will remain similar in dimension to the Note 7.
Both regular and Plus variants of the S8 will also come with a curved display as we saw with the Note 7. While it was preferred by many and did bring a few benefits, some found the device vulnerable to damage on its sides. It will be interesting to see if the company will do something to acknowledge that and whether there will be more functionality added on the edges of the screen.
Following what happened with the Note 7, this seems like a credible rumour. It not only addresses the issue of the lack of a phablet from Samsung in the market but also wouldn’t carry the dreaded Note branding. There are still a few months left before the announcement and with many rumors afloat, nothing is set in stone. What remains a mystery is whether the Galaxy S8 Plus will come with a stylus or not. Is Samsung going to completely shut down the Note line-up? Let us know what you think down below.