Samsung reportedly set to ship 6.2-inch bezel-less Galaxy S8 ‘plus’ model in 2017

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While we’re still months away from an official announcement of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 lineup, information on the upcoming smartphone has come at a steady clip. For example, in just the past fortnight, new and enhanced AI-related features went from a possibility to a foregone conclusion.

The latest rumour, courtesy of Korea and online publication The Investor, suggests Samsung plans to increase the display size of its two upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphones in an effort to appeal to consumers who prefer the Note series.

According to the website’s sources, Samsung will launch two Galaxy S8 models. One will feature a 5.7-inch display, while the other will have a 6.2-inch screen.

For the sake of comparison, the company’s two current Galaxy S7 flagship smartphones feature 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch displays, respectively.

The good news is that the two new phones should be no more cumbersome to use than Samsung’s current flagships; the company reportedly plans to keep each model’s physical dimensions the same by utilizing a bezel-less design.

In addition, the company will reportedly not ship a flat variant Galaxy in 2017, instead opting for two curved screen models. Lastly, the 6.2-inch display model is expected to get a new name — something along the lines of “Galaxy S8 Plus” is likely, according to The Investor.