The bigger Galaxy S8 model this year will not be called the Galaxy S8 Edge. Instead, Samsung is going with the Galaxy S8+ moniker for the larger Galaxy S8 model. This has been confirmed courtesy of a leaked logo image shared online by smartphone leakster Evan Blass.
Samsung could obviously not use the “Edge” suffix for the bigger Galaxy S8 model this year as both the Galaxy S8 models sport an identical dual-curved edge Super AMOLED display. Unlike the previous two generations, Samsung isn’t launching a flat-screen Galaxy S8 model this year. And so, it makes perfect sense to call the bigger model the Galaxy S8+.
According to latest reports, the regular Galaxy S8 is going to feature a 5.7-inch sized display, while the bigger Galaxy S8+ will come with a 6-inch display. Both displays will feature 1440 x 2960 Quad HD resolution, with an unusual aspect ratio of 18.5:9.
The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ are expected to go official at an Unpacked event on March 29th in New York City. In terms of design, the new models will be quite different from their predecessors, with a significantly higher screen-to-body ratio. As can be seen in the render above, the top and bottom bezels are so tiny that there is no space to fit the Samsung logo on the front. There is no physical home button either. Instead, Samsung is rumored to be using virtual soft keys with 3D Touch-like functionality on both models.