Galaxy S8 could be biggest Samsung flagship yet

Galaxy S8 PlusThe Galaxy S8 is likely to touch down in February next year, with industry insiders quoted by The Investor claiming that it will come in two size variants, the largest of which will even outstrip the now defunct Note 7.

The smaller S8 is reported to pack a 5.7 inch screen, similar to that of the Note 7. Meanwhile a larger model, possibly the S8 Edge, will have a display that measures a full 6.2 inches across the diagonal.

This is a major step up in terms of size compared with the previous generation of Galaxy flagships, which had 5.1 inch and 5.5 inch screens respectively. This means that it is a good idea to take these rumours with a pinch of salt.

While the screens are apparently getting bigger, both S8 handsets will retain the same physical size as their predecessors by featuring a bezel-free display that fills the full area on the front of each phone. This means the home button is also getting eliminated; a bold move which has already been taken by a number of other manufacturers, in spite of the fact that both Samsung and Apple have stuck with it as a feature so far.