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Samsung’s next Galaxy update should include a brand new Plus model thought to incorporate a huge six-inch display, putting the device in the phablet territory usually dominated by Note-branded devices, according to a sketchy report from Korea. If true, it’s likely a response to the disastrous Note 7 launch that led to a global Note 7 recall and discontinuation.

By comparison, Note 7 had a 5.7-inch 1440p Super AMOLED display. The current Galaxy S7 smartphone has a display size of 5.1 inches while its Edge variant rocks a 5.5-inch wraparound display.

Samsung is likely to release a new Note model next year alongside multiple Galaxy S8 handsets. That’s because, as the report states, the South Korean conglomerate originally wanted to engineer 2017 Galaxies with S Pen in mind but ultimately decided against shipping them with a stylus.

The six-inch Galaxy S8 is likely to be costlier for customers due to pricier components.

Previous reports alleged that 2017 Galaxies will run Samsung’s new assistant based on advanced AI technology it recently acquired, drop the 3.5mm headphone jack, adopt USB-C and get rid of the physical Home button in favor of an in-screen button.

The Plus model may also feature dual cameras and a 4K screen resolution.

Apple, too, is expected to add a brand new handset model to the iPhone family next year in the form of iPhone 8. It’s expected to feature an AMOLED display curved along the wide sides of the screen with an active display area measuring between 5.1 and 5.2 inches, according to well-informed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

The current 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus series is expected to continue with 2017 LCD-based iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus refreshes. For more Galaxy S8-related news and rumors, see our archive.

Source: Naver.com (Google Translate)

  • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

    Wow, they’re really trying hard to kill the iPhone, much as every other smart phone maker..

    • jOn Garrett

      But that’s good news for consumers is it not? Every OEM should be releasing phones trying to kill another.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        Yes and no. It’s great to have choice, but it puts consumers on the spot to the point where they start fighting for specs instead of buying the device for the nessesities they use.

      • jOn Garrett

        Spec obsessed consumers are not the fault of OEMs. that’s totally on us.

        Most of what any person buys is not a necessity.

        Keep in mind that we don’t all buy phones at the same time so while you just got your iPhone 7 and don’t need the i8, the next guy is still using his iPhone 5 so you’re not the target, he is.

      • Jay

        Everyone is the target every year lol. Most if not all companies want you to upgrade to every model when they are released.

      • Diego Milano

        Well, that’s the whole point of these companies in these growing economies, they are all about profit, they don’t genuinely CARE for any of us legitimately (and I don’t have a problem with that because I get what their goal is) rather their main objective which is to make more money for the investors and the executives running the company. That’s the same for all enterprises across the globe, whether they sell services or electronic gadgets or cars.
        But I don’t have any complaints about that, that’s just how the current world model is shaped. What we should be worrying about is planet resources but that’s just another conversation that’s unrelated.

      • askep3

        Well the iPhone 7 was even marketed as an upgrade for users of the 6 (lots of marketing comparing to 6) but I get what you’re saying 🙂

      • Rowan09

        It is an upgrade though, everything in the 7 was upgraded besides the screen resolution, even the screen tech was upgraded. People find it to be less of an upgrade due to the physical features not device itself.

      • askep3

        Yeah cuz most people don’t know anything! But then again a majority of people only use Snapchat Facebook twitter FaceTime instagram etc. they can do with a 6 right now and still be fine.

      • Rowan09

        Pretty much. Most people don’t need to upgrade until the phone slows down significantly and that’s the issue companies are facing now. We’ll see what the iPhone 8 looks like because it’s a crucial phone for Apple.

      • Icisz

        See that’s where your narrow mind crashes into a bus. “Spec obsessed consumers are not the fault of OEMs. That’s totally on us”. You and so far 3 other sh*#sung visitors are so brainwashed you have completely let yourself be blinded into forgetting spec numbers are not always a testament to efficiency. Hence the dual octacore processor required to compensate for lag. Then you say “most of what a person buys is not a necessity”. Seriously? I don’t know where you shop but when I do I am very particular, and “most of us” are often conscientious of how we spend and on what and why. Today’s consumer is very well equipped to make logical choices, informed choices, and can separate needs and wants. Ahhh to be a hypebeast means disconnection from anything logical. Keep trying tho you have a bright career as an entertainer.

    • IT ALEX

      Competition is all good. Always! We, the consumers get the benefits. Nothing wrong with that.

  • Diego Milano

    Do phone makers remember that our pockets are limited in size? I suppose if they make it vessel-free it should be fine; I’m already struggling with my iPhone 6s Plus and some pockets.

    • Rowan09

      It’s amazing how phones are blowing up while clothes are shrinking in size.

      • burge

        Literally

      • jOn Garrett

        Touch disease, dead batteries and class action lawsuits are all over Apple’s last 2 phones.

        Currently the iPhone 7 has a hardware issue too, camera failure needing a module replacement or handset exchange.

      • At least they don’t explode… yet

      • KRS

        Yes they do. Google it

      • Shadowelite123

        Not on a large scale. The most recent case(I think) was of someone who left their iPhone 7 in a hot car at the beach. That was the owners fault. Cars harbor heat extremely well and we clearly know not to sit in a hot car with the windows up. How could a smartphone not overheat in a hot car and explode? It’s common sense and most people don’t have it anymore.

      • leart

        so far, my iPhone 6s Plus (tsmc chip, not samsung) feels like e perfect machine, stunning fast, never ever lags, amazing battery life .. and it’s beautiful

      • jOn Garrett

        I feel the same way when I use my S7 edge.

        Truth be told though, try scrolling with an iPhone 7 and then an S7…. No honest person can say the iPhone is faster because it clearly, clearly is not.

      • Jay

        I love to scroll on an iPhone over an android, whatchutalkinboutwillis?

      • jOn Garrett
      • burge

        It’s hard not to be biased when that’s your device of choice.

        As I’ve said you decide on what you want and live it. It’s the users choice, so stop with the this phone is better than that phone.

      • Diego Milano

        Seriously, totally my point in my other response. Scrolling was designed differently on iOS and Android, that’s old news, not sure why bother comparing, it’s out of context (not to mention irrelevant).

      • Diego Milano

        I think scrolling was designed differently on Android and iOS, so there isn’t an objective comparison as this is purely personal preference. I prefer the iOS-type of scrolling, but that’s just me, since I don’t need to scroll that much on my device and I’m more concerned about accuracy while scrolling than speed.

      • Rowan09

        I own both and this is a lie. Try opening up for example an app like Chase on both phones and see which one opens up faster. I like both but my iPhone is way faster and I use it everyday while I hardly use the S7 Edge

      • Icisz

        Jon still thinks denial is a river in Egypt

      • Rowan09
      • Docservlet

        When I use my S7, it feels like I’ve been transported to 2004 with a crummy operating system. I don’t like the outdated OS, the nature of the settings feels like I’m making changes in Windows registry.

        Only an honest person can say the iphones 7 is faster and only a liar wouldn’t admit that the S7 isn’t slower.

      • jOn Garrett

        Only a liar calls Android outdated and the S7 crummy and still bought both for what reason??

        If Android is outdated, what does that make iOS considering everything “new” in iOS is years old in Android.

      • Docservlet

        Only a liar thinks everything “new” in iOS is years old in Android. Only a blind liar would think that Android isn’t an outdated and ugly mess.

        The S7 Edge was a horrible purchasing decision on my part. The S7 is a failure of design and function.

      • Joshua Elias

        Your a liar there are many things Apple has taken from Android you dip s*** many things Android has had for years and years. Apple is no longer on top they’re playing catch up now. Yeah they have really fast processors but as far as software night and day comparison, iPhone is very limited while android really isn’t limited at all.

      • Docservlet

        You’re a liar and a very uninformed moronic piece of crap.

        Apple is at the top of their game as they destroy the competition in specs, build quality, and software.

        iPhone makes android look like the amateur garbage that it is.

      • leart

        the thing you think that Apple has taken from android where the just the things that android copied from a jailbroken iphone lol.. they are constantly copying Apple in everything .. look on the market, everytime iphone charges the looks all devices out there will do the same..
        Apple it’s a model in everything .. I’m using for fun iOS 1.1 from 2007 and you could not believe how well made was, still functional even today..
        purchased a Samsung tablet back in 2012 and almost never used .. it was a disgusting experience .. instead my iPad 2 from 2011 still is rocking .. on iOS 8.4.1 fast, smooth, latest apps, NO VIRUSES, no bugs..the Samsung is somewhere in the house.. wasted money

      • leart

        only for one thing I agree with you, android is open, but the normal user can’t benefit from that.. it’s open to everything, viruses, hacks etc etc, forget privacy on a android device..

        here’s my Samsung tablet, a ugly iPad ripoff.. full with jailbreak tweaks copies

        lol even the cable it’s a apples copy

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/71cfa6435ad5497e4549436a966f5963f3358cc4b69912d7388c76fa8a8a3f79.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/22d8713a58c0829d2f341f0aa15a31d7d02deadf6472a9abc2ea80bfead3a626.jpg

      • Joshua Elias

        Hate to tell ya but iPhone is just as open to attacks as is every single phone ever made. They ate wide open through the radios which still hasn’t been patched for years and affects every phone to date anyone can get into your phone if they have a network it hasn’t been fixed because the feds exploit this very often and since it’s a weakness of all phones they don’t want to fix it.

      • leart

        your clearly a Apple hater.. did you ever heard a company or something asking help to hack a android?
        no

      • Joshua Elias

        I’m not an apple hater I love my Mac i just call it like it is. I read on this stuff extensively look it up once it’s not hard to hack into an iPhone either all technology is hackable, saying it’s not is just being in denial don’t you remember a few years ago when iPhone was vulnerable through WiFi and all your information could be stolen. Look this shit up its not fabricated man it’s a fact, it’s not hating on one company to the next all technology is vulnerable. Apple hasn’t innovated in the past few years though really they are not the best out there anymore. They used to be they simply are still high up because of their name but as far as moving forward they have fallen behind Android in so many ways. Maybe that’ll change with the iPhone 8 and they probably should make it change but since jobs died they just been riding on their past success with no real move forward since.

      • leart

        you know what I would like from android phone makers? a truly alternative of the iphone, a phone with a REMOVABLE battery, believe it or not I want a radio fm .. stuff that iphone never had and some android devices had in the past . now they all are just like strange copies of the iphone … don’t se any reason to like android.. device makers are all corporates, they are all doing business and for me Apple looks clearly the most “clean”
        at the end it’s a choice and it’s good to have choices

      • Joshua Elias

        I know I miss removable batteries to an extent the fm capabilities are there built right into the chips they just disable it on most phones these days. The only company who keeps removable batteries anymore is LG everyone else has basically went to throw away style devices. I’m waiting to see what will happen with the modular phones in the future Motorola’s take on it is pretty good, hoping to see it get more advanced as time goes on.

      • leart

        yeah only LG has devices win removable battery and radio, true .. if I would go for a android device it would be just for a LG.. at least they are listening what customers wants

      • Joshua Elias

        Idk why Samsung stopped honestly just wanted to be like apple too much I guess. The craziest part is LG still makes a sturdy phone they could still make it waterproof with a removable back. One of the biggest things most customers want and Samsung took it away ever since the s6.

      • leart

        but I’m a designer and Apple it’s a icon in design world.. I just can switch lol https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c8a8d553b6747d71dc396e6d5309a83ab276c38ddbd0ac6f2aff2cbbdf47fcb2.jpg

      • Shadowelite123

        You can’t say you call it like it is when the majority of your points are full of bias. No, having devices from both side of this “war” doesn’t exempt you from being bias. iOS security, while from the same origin, is very different from Android. Despite what you may think, hacking into an iOS device today is much harder than hacking into an Android device. There were no actual cases of which an iPhone was hacked through Wifi. With the way technology has been designed, the bridge between a network and devices have been sealed shut in terms of critical data. You can say all you want, but if you don’t provide a source, you’re just running your mouth with fabricated information. Apple has been doing alright these past few years. They are hardly behind Android. Their real world performance is over the top with optimization being the key. 2 year old iPhones are showing up faster than smartphones of today, sales still about as high as other flagship devices, etc. You could say that Android is far ahead because the OS has more features, however that’s an opinion. The majority of Android users don’t use half the features available to them. The remaining users are a third die hard fans who will use the OS to its full potential. This includes rooting, a indefinitely limited procedure of which isn’t always easy to accomplish or necessary. It’s about as necessary as Jailbreaking an iDevice, but even less. iOS doesn’t need to be plagued with 100 features when 90% will only use 50. It’s a waste of time and use of internal storage. The OS takes up a significant amount of advertised storage as it is, adding 50 features that will only be used by less than a quarter of users is useless. You can also say that Apple hasn’t innovated in the past, however that wouldn’t be entirely true. Simply because they don’t add 7 crazy features each year, doesn’t mean innovation hasn’t occurred. Each year they improve performance, ease of use, and materials. They’ve created their very own brew of aluminum, designed their own hardware of which is optimized to the point of outperforming specs of 3 times the paper titles. They’ve set the bar in their own way. Fingerprint scanners were dead, Apple revived it and now it’s a standard in flagships. They’ve about maxed out performance in LCD technology with their display although that’s to be seen as there’s always room for improvement. They came up with bringing two smartphone sizes while other companies went big only or go home. Now Samsung, LG, and now Google have offered different sizes of their phones. Samsung and Google have even gone as far as to copy the lineup, a normal size and a larger size (Pixel and Pixel XL or S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus or S8 and S8 Plus). You can say innovation is nonexistent, you simply don’t understand what it really is in this age and time. Technology is always improving, but giants leaps such as the wheel is not possible within a year. It won’t just happen overnight. Innovation isn’t about making it first, it’s about making it better. Innovation today is reviving dead ideas into success. It’s bringing imagination into reality. That’s innovation, not 50 useless features.

      • Icisz

        He calls it like he sees it as it applies to him. If he thinks they stopped innovating he’s already put his foot in his mouth. 50 new redundant or useless features absolutely is not what I want. I want the basic things to work flawlessly and the additional features to be well thought out and balanced, not so overloaded that it makes my head spin when it’s time to write a simple note or choose an app.
        Some of us actually do like and appreciate the minimalist approach (as opposed to featuritis).
        Bottom line if it works for you, stick
        with it, but be careful when throwing rocks in glass houses.

      • Shadowelite123

        ok?

      • Icisz

        I agree with your explanation and you are correct. Well said.

      • Shadowelite123

        iPhone is hardly limited where it counts. Visual customizations are nice and all, but they are hardly necessary and hardly used. People still customize visuals, but there isn’t a majority of Android users who do anymore. iOS has what it needs and Apple will add what they want to add once it has been created to their liking. Steve Jobs was attentive of each detail. Nothing has changed.

      • Icisz

        this age old argument is just fluff. I’ve been hearing this from closed minded droid users since oh, the third year android was available once it didn’t look like a clown vomited on a screen door. Let’s talk about limited, and get the basics figured out. Lag, tight hardware and software integration. A user experience that doesn’t pay homage to Star Wars with a Force Close pop up and quick zoom out every hour or so. I am fine with many of the android strengths you are so fond of and cherish so deeply but keep adding them. Oh and more ram… it sure looks great on the box and spec sheets. Should match the benchmarks next year if all goes well. And how about a nice programming environment for the devs you hold so dear and rely on or the screen and sound casting that took android forever to make and polish. You see it can easily go both ways so emphatically calling someone a liar does not make it all better. Your cup is so full it’s getting all over your pants.

      • Joshua Elias

        How can you not say it was a lie it was a blatant lie ios has taken many features from Android and vice versa I didn’t say android hasn’t done it as well but saying they haven’t is just living in your own reality. Quite frankly idc every person is different their needs are different ios works great for some but it is quite limited compared to Android in many ways. Now that is both a strength and a weakness because apples ecosystem is great everything they have works well together, I’d like to see that expand to all devices communicating better together rather than a closed system. Kind of like they ate starting to do with game consoles being able to play games with Xbox and Playstation together if you want. That’s what I want to see the closed system thing is annoying. I will admit programming for ios and Mac in general is definitely easier imo than for android I’ve done it in both and ios objective c to me was cake and very well polished easy to debug ect things just worked and they worked well. Can’t deny that fact but the limits of ios aggravate me most of them are dumb little things that just slow my day down they could easily be fixed in software and if they were I’d have alot less bad to say about ios in general. Both OS are very much similar in how they act ios is just easier to navigate compared to countless menus in Android that most people don’t even know are there.

      • jOn Garrett
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      • Rowan09

        Lie again. You do know some features on Android like quick reply, digital assistant, replying from the Notification Center, PIP, etc was done on IOS first (Samsung of course had PIP before both of them, but Samsung doesn’t make any OS)? Android is not outdated and neither is IOS. I still don’t understand though why when I get a tracking number emailed to me on my S7 Edge it doesn’t recognize what it is, but my iPhone 7 Plus picks it up right away and automatically brings me to the web link.

      • Icisz

        Here we go again look out Jon is doing mental gymnastics again. Gold medal winner.

      • Shadowelite123

        You sir are the shame of the Apple community. You’re the very definition of the hated Fanboy disease that plagues the internet. Don’t embarrass us with these childish extreme comments to instigate a bias driven argument.

      • Docservlet

        You are the very definition of an idiot. An uninformed moron that thinks he knows something and wants to pass judgement. GTFOH. Don’t embarrass me with your idiotic pandering to known trolls. Don’t embarrass yourself by being an ignorant, pathetic moron. And don’t ever respond to any of my comments again you buffoon.

      • Shadowelite123

        Lol you’re just making a fool of yourself. I’m hardly an idiot. I know much more than you think and I don’t have to do anything to embarrass you, you do that to yourself. I’m being blunt with you because that’s what you need. You had no business starting up an argument that was never going to fly. I’m very much informed of what I make a statement about, something you clearly don’t relate to. Buffoon? Really? You’re a joke. I apologize to all the people having to deal with child.

      • Docservlet

        You’re definitely an idiot and it’s obvious you don’t know much of anything. You’ve embarrassed yourself beyond recognition with your own pathetic attempts to respond to me. Apparently the arguments flew right through your empty head and your buffoonery is plain to see. You’re a pathetic moron who thinks he can step in and start insulting others. You are pathetic.

      • Shadowelite123

        I’ve hardly embarrassed myself. You on the other hand, are causing a scene because you can’t accept a simple piece of advice. No device is perfect. No not even an iPhone. No that’s not me hating on iPhones. I own 2 iPhones and one Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. I like to try both, however my daily driver is my 7 Plus. I’m telling you things as they are. Forgive me for being blunt, but you need to know, that kind of behavior is childish. That’s what Android Fanboys like to do. Do you really want to be compared to one of them? Like they are beyond help. I’m simply trying to set you straight before you end up like them. Like seriously, calm down. So I ask you again, stop acting like a child over something as pointless as trying to tell someone one device is light years ahead of another when it’s clearly not. This is a preference matter, neither is completely better than the other. The iPhone is amazing in its own ways, it just won’t appeal to everyone. Android is the same way. That is very one truth that you need to realize. So please stop this childish attitude before you cause more damage.

      • Docservlet

        Listen, I’ve seen Garrett here and on 9 to 5 Mac causing a stink. There’s no reason for him to parade over here and litter the comments section with his nonsensical drivel. I don’t need you or anyone else telling me how to respond and who to respond to. There’s no damage being caused except for me regurgitating the same nonsense back at them. I don’t need you “setting me straight”. The only one acting childish here is you and you can’t seem to get out of your own way with your “everyone be like me” baloney. Get over yourself.

        I own both android and iPhone and like I’ve said before, you don’t see me going to Android sites and creating a stink over there. Whether you like it or not, I will engage these people and engage on my own terms. Go look at his comment history…..or don’t. I honestly don’t care if you take offense at how I deal with them. You’re free to block my comments and not see them.

      • Shadowelite123

        You see thats a different story. From what most people are seeing here, its someone going off on another commenter just for having different opinions. I dont visit 9to5 Mac often and I hardly stay for the comments. I do apologize for how I confronted you. Im not trying to paint myself a saint, however my words are from a person who’s annoyed and tired of this ridiculous Android vs iOS war that shouldn’t be happening in the first place. Fanboys like to start things all the time and Ill set them straight no matter which side they are on.

      • Docservlet

        I apologize for my harsh response. It’s just that I’ve seen Garrett on 9to5 Mac and iDownload Blog spreading some hate on occasion and ridiculing other commenters. I think everyone is free to buy what they want. If I had my choice, I’d still running webOS (which I consider to be one of the most intuitive interfaces on the planet)!!!! You’re probably in that I shouldn’t respond to them because it just feeds them. Thanks for your understanding.

      • Shadowelite123

        Yea its cool man. Trust me, I’ve been there. Yea it really comes down to preference. I try to take a more calm minded approach when interacting with people like that. Android Fanboys are in the millions and have no understanding most of the time. I understand where you’re coming from.

      • Icisz

        I concur Jon continuously trolls anything that is Samsung related on Apple sites and it’s getting really old and upsetting when some of us genuinely want to have mature discussions about tech instead of someone preaching Samsung fanboyism doctorine. I don’t study android makers’ shortcomings and troll 9 to 5 google just to support my
        Device of choice. It brings out the worst in people to be that negative and post stupid memes in a place you would hope might be full of people with some intellect.

      • Docservlet

        Exactly….touch disease and everything else we all know about. I think it’s bad news that they have exploding phones and don’t go trolling android sites to rub it in.

      • Icisz

        I had another dude like this a while back who got all offensive with me when I tried to explain human/machine error in manufacturing was something that can happen to any manufacturer. Jeeze it’s not like I actually want a guys cellphone to burn his house down and hurt his family becuse I don’t prefer Samsung… but he had to keep sighting “scandals” and every mistake Apple has ever made. Do you fanboys not think Michael Jordan or Gretzky never made mistakes? Christ they both confess they failed more than they succeeded. But every game they got a little bit better. They recognized this and improved!! If it works for you what purpose does it serve to be so hateful? Just have an attitude of gratitude and move on. I won’t hesitate to call someone out when they don’t think and talk stupid

      • Docservlet

        Couldn’t agree more. What’s simultaneously fascinating and disturbing is what drives these people to these depths anger and vitriol. What levels of insecurity emanate from something as superficial as a cell phone and a corporation that instills this level of insanity. I completely agree…everyone choses whatever device works for them for whatever purpose. I’m not concerned with whatever Samsung users do or why they chose their device but merely coming to an Apple zine and spouting nonsense is just the epitome of insecurity or insanity.

      • Icisz

        Man you nailed it. I think it’s really either an envy and/or a love psychosis. Seriously. I know one guy who watches Apple keynotes, posts on Facebook, tells all his family and friends how evil and crooked they are. It’s a sickness. Plain and simple. Marketing can make people fall in love with a brand, and defend it for seemingly no logical reason. Like if my iPhone was deemed a fire hazard and recalled damn right I would comply and stop using it. But those who won’t and think the note 7 they own are in the clear becuse nothing has happened YET?? Like that level of stupidity is unprecidented in the history of mankind! You cannot justify that logically and it is just beyond me people like that exist, but they do. And many of them; and yes, you can sell ice cubes to eskimos if you know the right pleasure centers to hit. Much like martial arts, marketing is the new opiate of the masses. It is no wonder kids today get so caught up, and somehow being connected has become the new preferred way to hunt, gather and communicate, and apparently even worship. The more I see the more it offends. Whatever the case may be it is disturbing that this condition is becoming more and more visible as time goes on. Most of the people I know who have iPhones rarely discuss android, and are clearly very happy with their purchase.
        Sometimes they ask for my help with iCloud or whatever but never a surmon.
        Jeeze it’s only a smartphone. I could see it if Eva Machina was the argument but… ghad I hope I’m dead before that lol.

      • Joshua Elias

        To me the s7 edge or just the s7 was much faster than the iPhone 6s, this could be just because I’m used to how zippy Android has become. I can’t say the iPhone isn’t fast because it is but it always feels slowed down with animations or to help older people with it. The keyboard for instance it took so much longer to recognize touch, I can type so fast on my Galaxy phones and going and using an iPhone it always felt so damn slow compared to them. I don’t think it’s particularly hardware related seems like Apple slows it to help older folks and not so tech savvy consumers. This is just my opinion of course, I didn’t mind using the 6s myself but the screen resolution, terrible battery life and slow ish keyboard killed the experience for me. There were other things as well, but they were more related to multi tasking which Apple still hasn’t come close to Android in that respect. To each their own whatever you use as long as you like it thats all that matters.

      • Docservlet

        The S7 and S7 Edge are a joke. A slow joke. My S7 edge still stutters on Chrome. Android is not zippy. Android is a slow outdated OS built on the broken bones of Java.

        I can say the iPhone is fast because I’m not delusional like you. The keyboard on the iPhone makes the android keyboards feel old and outdated….because THEY ARE!

        The screen resolution provides no visible difference. It’s imperceptible to the human eye so you CAN’T actually see more pixels. But the performance improvements from the iPhone’s screen resolution are obvious. The battery life on the S7 is a joke.

        Android is garbage and Apple simply embarrasses android handsets and the OEMs pushing out that junk.

      • jOn Garrett

        And you bought it for what reason?

        Lying POS.

      • Docservlet

        You lying sociopathic psycho.

        I bought it because I’ve been using Android since 2009 and thought they may have finally made a decent phone. They didn’t. What a joke.

        You lying piece of crap.

      • Joshua Elias

        I think you are the one who is delusional have fun with your i device

      • Docservlet

        I think you are. Have fun with your android device

      • Joshua Elias

        I do because it just works I have it set up how I want it never freezes the features it has work well and my battery lasts almost 5 hours longer than my iPhones battery ever did. Screen resolution is also a big factor saying you can’t tell between the iPhone screen and the galaxy screen is just you in denial. I can see a massive difference iPhone lags way behind almost all the Android phones there and probably always will.

      • Docservlet

        My iPhone just works. My S7 Edge never works.

        My S7 edge suffers from random freezes, slow downs, and poor battery. Screen resolution is almost imperceptible because I cannot see the pixels under any phone. The S7 also lags at games where I get super frame rates on the iPhone. The S7 screen suffers from yellow tint common in AMOLED screens.

        Android phones lag way behind iPhones especially when it comes to hardware speed and build quality, continuity, ecosystem, integration and a host of other technologies that Android devices lack. My S7 has induction charging but who cares. The S7 and most android devices are junk and anyone that can’t admit that is delusional.

      • Shadowelite123

        While I agree with your resolution statement, battery life between Flagship android phones and iPhones have had a smaller gap. This is mainly between the Plus models of the iPhone. The iPhone still has ways to go however as some Android Flagships can now truly boast 2 day battery life. That would be awesome on an iPhone.

      • Icisz

        lmao

      • leart

        clearly it is way faster, try opening all your apps and 20 internet pages in the same time.. if I’ll switch on everyone of them, they will stay open and my device will work just like it was before opening a single app
        your S7 will freeze badly if you do that

      • Joshua Elias

        I find that hilarious since I always have about 70 some tabs in chrome and run multiple apps at once without it ever freezing on me but tell me again how ios is so superior because I don’t see it. My iPhone 6s freezes and restarts all the time and yet Apple fans be like oh that don’t happen Android is the bad OS when my s7 hasn’t restarted once in its own. I’ve always restarted my phones at least once a week and the iPhone by far freezes and reboots more than any phone I’ve had. And having to have the screen on and the app open to download songs on Spotify is like really yeah multi tasking on ios really works well. My android phone can download songs while I browse any other app or just have the screen off just sitting there it doesn’t stop downloading because of this. Where are all these great things ios has again? Oh that’s right on Android because apples implementation is a joke yeah it’s fast when it works but ios is made to be simple so people technologically impaired can use it because it’s so easy. Theirs no customization and multi tasking is pretty much non existent.

      • leart

        okay, than you must be happy lol
        how about viruses? how about stagefrigt, how about back doors, how about using all the time a antivirus, how about the design of the os

      • leart

        I have developer friends and all they agree .. android is a virtual machine .. over Linux .. it’s a open source.. it belongs to everyone.. and it’s managed from Google lol one of the mos darkest company ever..
        still if your happy than okay

      • Shadowelite123

        An honest person wouldn’t try to instigate a failure of an argument. Trying to compare something as minor as scrolling is absurd and while that’s merely an opinion, it’s not far from the truth. Both Flagship iPhones and Flagship android phones are fast. iPhones are faster in many areas, this is the same with most Android phones.

      • Icisz

        I can becuse you are an idiot.

      • Diego Milano

        How did you find out it was TSMC and not Samsung? I’m curious; I heard there was a way but I can’t remember. Was it using the serial number?

      • leart

        there are many apps out here to find out,. even the geek bench all tells the name of the chip..

        N71mAP — TSMC
        N66mAP — TSMC
        N71AP — Samsung
        N66AP — Samsung

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6d4c256ff502f9c9e7069c0fb0694ea5bdf99fc00d59ca63a0ef38599d5eee52.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/656699e1906c1e2a776b330cb9022065d316bb10f28ad5f98bcbf46b70d938f6.png

      • Diego Milano

        So no other way other than installing an app? I wasn’t planning on installing an app just to know this.

      • leart

        no other way, I was just lucky.. but here in Europe the major part of 6s+ was from TSMC .. don’t remember well where I read this..
        I mean, if you are purchasing a sealed item there’s no known way (at least for me) to find it from serial or imei..

      • Diego Milano

        Bah, it’s OK. I get no real benefit in knowing this so I am not installing an app or anything just to know this.

      • Icisz

        There is an app

      • Jose Rivera

        I used to have a TSMC A9 iPhone 6S Plus and I had some issues come up where the SIM reader stopped working and they swapped it with one that has a Samsung A9, and I honestly feel like these chips drain the hell out of the battery… I noticed it because I would be able to go almost a whole day on a single charge where as I have a smaller screen-on time than the last phone which came with a TSMC CPU. Im going to try and get another TSMC iPhone because those are more power efficient than Samsung by abig margin in my personal opinion.

      • leart

        there are tests from last year that proven this

      • Jay

        Funny you mention that. This is my first time hearing about the iPhone 7 camera failure. I don’t use my camera much maybe 1-5 times a week, and today when I went to open it, nothing. I had to restart the phone to get it to work but by that time it was too late to take the photo I wanted.

      • Shadowelite123

        Hmm I’ve never had that problem. Did it just happen after doing specific actions or was it just from the lock screen?

      • Jay

        No, locked and unlocked it looked like it was going to open but nothing, i ended all apps still nothing. Had to restart.

      • Rowan09

        When did they have a recall on the iPhone 7 now?

      • Major Sceptic

        Apple doesn’t do recalls …… That sounds bad …… Apple has replacement programs.

      • jOn Garrett

        They sometimes have replacement programs. First they blame the user, they do the replacement after the class action lawsuits.

        Right now they’re only replacing battery problems, they won’t replace touch disease.

      • Rowan09

        Where do you get your information? First you said when not even Samsung made the statement yet that the Note 7 had the issue because it was too thin and the battery was big that was a lie. Then you said the S7 Edge has a smaller battery then the Note 7 and that was also a lie. I have no stock right now in any of these companies just use their products and none of them are perfect. They all have issues, but IOS works better than Android for me and in general for a longer period of time. Try using a 5 year old device on the latest Android OS and see how the experience will be.

      • Shadowelite123

        I haven’t seen a recent case of them blaming a user. Also they have been replacing “touch disease” devices although I’ve also never had that problem.

      • jOn Garrett
      • Shadowelite123

        I said i haven’t seen a recent case. I never said it wasn’t true. Calm down.

      • Rowan09

        Recalls are final decisions when a product is deemed either dangerous or when most of them are not working properly. If you can show me a product from Apple that’s either dangerous or where most of the item isn’t working then I would agree. With the Note 7 Samsung had no choice because until now they didn’t tell us why they were “exploding”. When you don’t know a reason and it can potentially cause a loss of life you have a recall. Let’s not act as if they did something moral now, they were lying and ignorant the whole time even though they had no idea what was wrong.

      • jOn Garrett

        They’re doing some now because of the camera.

        Now I have to take mine out of the box and start using it to see. I had the 6 plus that had the bad battery and Apple didn’t replace it at that time but they changed their mind afterwards.

      • Docservlet

        I had a 6 Plus with a bad battery and Apple replaced it at no charge.

        Apple care makes sense.

        No one replaced my S7 after the screen stopped functioning properly.

      • Docservlet

        Samsung Note 3 class action
        Samsung Note 5 class action
        Samsung S4 class action
        Samsung refrigerator class action.

        iPhone 7 has no hardware issues…except the ones you’re making up because you’re trolling an Apple site same way you do when you’re on 9to5mac.

      • jOn Garrett

        Get a life, they’re just phones and I get my information straight from Apple’s own support forums!! From actual iPhone users.

      • Docservlet

        Get a clue. You’re trolling Apple sites and trying to tell iPhone owners on Apple sites that your S7 Edge is better? I have an iPhone and an S7 Edge. I hate the S7 Edge and you don’t see me trolling Android police like some loser.

      • Shadowelite123

        I’ve also not seen any hardware issues on the iPhone 7 models. If anything, any issues are within the software when a glitch pops up, but those are pretty much gone in seconds.

      • Docservlet

        I purchased 4 iPhone 7/Pluses this past year and have only had one issue. For some reason TouchID is slow on the uptake occasionally. Other than that, I’ve not had an issue with no headphone jack and have been using my AirPods very happily for the past week!

      • Shadowelite123

        Same here although I haven’t noticed any Touch ID issues. How are the AirPods? I tried to order them but they sold out before I could place the order. 6 week shipping. It’s not long but I have to add 2 more weeks and 20 bucks extra shipping since I’m stationed overseas and Apple doesn’t ship to APO addresses. Do they fall out like people said they would?

      • Docservlet

        Love the AirPods. They fix a lot of problems I’ve been having with bluetooth for a long time. Range is excellent. Sound quality is good and battery life is great considering the case gives you a full 24 hours of charge. That’s almost a full week of use for me.

        I have traditionally had issues with EarPods falling out especially in my right ear. It seems that was largely due to the weight of the wire. These stay put although I can surely get them to fall out if I shake my head enough or brush up against them the wrong way.

        Considering I’ve purchase bluetooth headsets from Sennheiser (Presence) and Bose (BT250) for 140 to 150, these are a bargain!

      • Shadowelite123

        Thats awesome. Ive gone through my fair share of bluetooth headphones and earphones and while most were good, they weren’t the best due to the weight of the wire and if I want to listen through one ear, its a pain. I hear that its pretty water resistant as well or at least thats what I’ve seen on youtube. I really cant wait to try them out when I get them.

      • Docservlet

        I’ve seen that video on youtube too so it seems it will be great for exercise. The stop/start feature is fantastic too. I do get the occasional complaint about background noise especially when doing something like crumpling up a piece of paper or putting dishes away. Seems to annoy the other party. Also, it’s occasionally cumbersome to remove the AirPods from the case and it has a hard time picking up phone calls when pulled straight out. Other than that, I think it fixes more problems than it makes. Hope you get’em! I’ve been trying to find a set for a couple of my family members and it’s near impossible. They might just have to wait until February.

      • Shadowelite123

        Yea although hopefully it ships sooner.

      • Shadowelite123

        I’ve never had any problems with my iPhone 6S Plus or 7 Plus. Also if you want to talk about problems, Samsung has had more than enough this year. Pointing out problems is futile. Specifically when no one asked in the first place.

      • Icisz

        God not you again. Sigh. Can’t they make a iSamesong blog for Jon to marinate himself in? He seems to think his device maker of choice is perfect and makes no mistakes, ever. Smh. The childish mentality of his statements ruin this site.

      • Diego Milano

        It’s all a trend. Who knows, maybe technology would at some point allow these devices to shrink.

      • jOn Garrett

        They will, hence the upcoming bendable foldable displays.

      • Diego Milano

        I’ll have to see that in real life, but I guess we won’t have much choice since everyone will start using it, and then we’ll have about 5-10 years of flexible screens to give companies profit, haha.

      • Shadowelite123

        That doesn’t actually shrink the device. It’s really up to design though, so that’s a topic best saved for when we see more devices using bendable displays.

      • Rowan09

        Yes things always move backwards. Remember phones were huge then smaller now huge again and eventually we’ll have a virtual display.

      • Diego Milano

        Yeah, I still remember my first Nokia, it was a little brick, haha; next, a small Samsung phone which I loved, then a slider by Samsung again, until I moved to iPhone.
        In any case, I think people give these gadgets and technology in general way more importance than it deserves. People need to be reminded technology is a tool, but we shaped our lives to depend on it while it should be just an aid and not an air supply. Anyway…

      • Rowan09

        True

    • jOn Garrett

      You struggle with the iPhone plus because of its large chin and big butt. The S7 edge has the same size display but much smaller footprints.

      So any all screen phone from Samsung or Apple can go up to 6 inches and be the same size as the S7 edge or smaller.

      • Diego Milano

        They are still huge in size nonetheless. I think the iPhone 5/5s was best in size, or maybe the iPhone 6/6s, after that everything just blew away!

      • jOn Garrett

        When you use a 5″+ display, especially on a small body like the S7, anything smaller makes you squint.

        Try using an iPhone 3.5″ display now after the iPhone 4.7″ and you’ll see.

      • Diego Milano

        You mean after the iPhone 5.5”? My point is different, there is always a physical limit subject to comfort and practicability which makes some devices impossible to carry around while still falling within the phone category. I believe the Plus category of the iPhone devices is as big as it can get before surpassing that limit and making the device impossible to be carried inside a pocket. That was the point of my comment, not usability.

      • Docservlet

        The S7 is no better. I own one. It’s a slippery mess with broken side inputs.

      • Shadowelite123

        True, however the glass form does feel nice. The volume button placement on my S6 Edge is annoying though. It’s too far up for my taste, or maybe it’s because I’m so used to the iPhone layout.

      • Docservlet

        I couldn’t get used to the grip on my S7. I kept getting errant side inputs because of the edge display. Really makes me hope that Apple doesn’t introduce an edge display in the upcoming iPhone 8 unless they use the same input sensing tech on the iPad.

      • Shadowelite123

        Same with the S6 Edge. Their biggest flaw is also their prized feature, the Edge display. As I said when the Note Edge was released, the edges will be a problem when you hold it.

      • Docservlet

        Worst part was keyboard inputs as well! All the letters on the edges were a nightmare to press.

      • Shadowelite123

        Yes exactly. Maybe its the touch feedback, but typing on my 7 Plus is so much more fluid than on my S6 Edge. Accuracy has a much more visible foot print on my 7 Plus.

    • That’s maybe cause some of them think that the money on our pockets don’t have limits too…

      • ericesque

        No worries, they’ll keep raising the price of premium phones to make more room in our pockets for larger phones!

      • Diego Milano

        Haha, that’s an interesting perspective. 😛 It’s possible!

    • daniel carrillo

      You most remeber although the iPhone 6s plus and the galaxy s7 edge have the same screen size, the later is much more ergonomic and easy to use to use, due to its little vessel, Apple is the only flagship with less than 75% body to screen ratio, meaning you still get little screen and a ton of useless space on the top, sides and bottom, now with the so called “radical” changes added to the s8 edge, it will have 90% screen to body ratio, making it pretty much as big as the device that’s currently out, increasing screen size with out compromising usability

      • Diego Milano

        I’d have to try a vessel-free device to truly be able to give a straight answer as to whether the experience is affected in a positive way or not, as I’ve noticed sometimes I do rest my finger on the bottom of the screen. I mean, I’d have to see if a vessel-free device wouldn’t increase accidental taps or not.

      • Rowan09

        Have you ever opened an iPhone to see what’s taking up that “useless” space? Currently the iPhone has those huge bezels for a reason. The iPhone 8 should have a new design and no physical home button to shrink the bezels.

    • Major Sceptic

      No one is forcing you to buy a 2000 dollar phone , you can buy a 150 dollar phone that has all the necessities of life , you walk into a phone Shop and there are many budget models.

      • Diego Milano

        You’re being too extremist here, you’re missing the point of what was written, so read above again and have better judgment. And by the way, none of these phones cost USD 2000, if someone’s charging that to you, you have a bigger problem you need to figure out, haha.

    • askep3

      No bezels can make it possible, the us has gigantic bezels

      • Diego Milano

        Yeah, Apple ONCE AGAIN will have to step up.

  • 5723alex .

    “Galaxies will run Samsung’s new assistant based on advanced AI technology it recently acquired”
    Will be blocked by Google.

    • jOn Garrett

      Looks likely, but Samsung could either let users install it or it isn’t meant for the S8 but rather the S9.

      • Rowan09

        As long as it’s on Android Google now or maybe Assistant will be front and center

  • Rowan09

    I’ve said it many times before and Samsung has been killing off the Note line since they made the Galaxy S device the same size.

    • jOn Garrett

      If they did that, how would they appease Note loyalists?

      • Rowan09

        They already started and compare the sales with the Note and S lines.

  • n0ahcruz3

    6″ will be overkill, unless of course the front panel has no bezel at all. Then again samsung shouldn’t rush this phone to avoid another Note7 debacle. Keep pushing Samsung, Apple is feeling the pinch.

    • jOn Garrett

      6″ will have the same or smaller footprint as the S7 edge.

      The Note 7 wasn’t rushed, it was made to thin and was compressing the battery

      • n0ahcruz3

        Well from what ive read(fake news maybe? Lol), they released it too early to undertake the “boring” 7.

      • jOn Garrett

        The Note is released roughly the same time each year.

        The Note 5 was released on 8/21 the Note 7 was released on 8/19.

      • n0ahcruz3

        It was fake news then lol

      • Rowan09

        Not true the S7 is a thinner device

      • George

        Don’t be silly, you know that the note 7 had a larger battery.

      • Rowan09

        What does that have to do with somehow made up story that it’s because the phone was so thin it caused the battery to have issues as mentioned by jOn? Samsung didn’t release anything yet but somehow he knows. Fact is the Note 7 is thicker than the S7 Edge and the battery is also not much bigger as well.

      • Rowan09

        By the way the Note 7 battery is also smaller with 3500 to the 3600 mAH on the S7 Edge. Lies, lies, lies. Smh

      • jOn Garrett

        With smaller battery

      • Rowan09

        Lies. The Note 7 has a 3500mAH while the S7 Edge has a 36mAH battery and thinner. Dude no need to make up stories man

      • Joshua Elias

        It did have a smaller battery but there was less room for the battery to expand in the note 7. You seem to forget the pen took up a lot of space the whole device was much more crammed than the already crammed s7 edge. I’ve had both phones apart trust me note 7 was very crammed and also the note 7’s frame was much thicker than the s7 edges is and you could tell just by looking at it without taking it apart that it was just because of how sturdy it was. The s7 edge is a sturdy well built device, but the note felt even better.

      • Rowan09

        Can you please explain how a larger phone had less room than a bigger phone with a bigger battery? Where did you get this information about the thinness of the phone causing the battery to fail? Why wasn’t this the case with the S7 Edge as well when it has both thinner and has a bigger battery?

      • Joshua Elias

        I just did the phone might have been a little thicker but the s pen took up a lot of space so the side to side room was more limited than it was in the s7 edge. Also the frame in the note 7 was much thicker which the aluminum frame on these phones goes all the way inside the phone and the battery compartment is built into it. It had less room for the battery itself to expand both ways. I’m not saying for sure that is why the battery issue happened but the battery having no room to expand will definitely cause something like this. I had both phones apart if you didn’t read this part and replaced the battery in the s7 edge, the battery in the note 7 wasnt too much different in size to the s7 edge battery and the note 7 internally was packed tighter than the s7 edge. It’s not hard to see there are more sensors in the note 7 the s pen holder took up alot of space as well if you look at the inside of the note 7 you could see it instantly.

      • Joshua Elias
      • Joshua Elias
      • Joshua Elias

        You can clearly see how much more condensed the note 7 is also keep in mind how much thicker the frame in the note 7 is. I can’t say for sure this caused the issue but it easily could have the battery could start to expand and the phone is sealed that pressure has nowhere to go the battery can’t expand and it damages the inside layer and catches fire. It wouldn’t take much to cause this. We all know it wasn’t the charger or the motherboard you can see this because of where all the phones caught fire and it was the battery itself so there is only a few things it could be. But considering even the replacement batteries did the same thing I’d say it’s more than likely related to the limited space for the battery.

      • Rowan09

        I understand but you can’t just make things up. Phone batteries don’t need expansion space that made up. Can you provide any link proving your claim? When batteries deform it’s time for it to be changed because it’s not normal. Samsung didn’t say why the Note 7 was dangerous yet, so I’m not sure where you and jOn got your information.

      • Joshua Elias

        Yessir the battery just had no room to expand which is what Ultimately killed it. I loved the note 7 too it was probably the best phone I’ve had in years. I was so excited it had so many great features and that s pen was completely amazing. I’m really hoping they bring it to the s series, I never thought I’d use it but after the note 7 I hate not having it.

      • Icisz

        Lmao. Your amazing. Hypebeast doesn’t even begin to describe you. Let me guess. Every day you wake up and google “Samsung”. Upon discovering a blog or article about your beloved company, you quickly scroll down to the comments section to ensure nobody is dissing your favorite brand. If they are, you immediately begin damage control and start pointing out Apple flaws and all the reasons why Samsung did not deserve the note 7 disaster, and then justify why they are the best smartphone on earth. Then, If anyone dares take challenge your “intellect” you go to google images and find a meme that has lubricants and other products to express your displeasure with anyone else having a valid opinion. Am I close? You quickly rush over to the idownload blog to make sure that they have not written an article about the Samsung incident as well. If they have, you stand guard until someone dares break your heart. At this point you get all flustered and start fanning your peacock feathers until those of us who did want to have objective discussions get fed up with your Bs and just go away.
        Man. You need a hobby. Dude, Your on a APPLE BLOG. Many of us are intelligent, mature individuals who do not want nor do they appreciate your troll behavior. Does Samsung pay you for your loyalty? Do you go through life thinking they don’t make mistakes and don’t have to answer to investors?
        Jon, we don’t need to be educated,
        Liberated or otherwise informed by you. You are the embodiment of someone running a fools errand and I wish they would make a Samsung blog just for you. My goodness. I truly hope Samsung and Viv make a great personal assistant which has real AI properties so you can fall in love and just disappear. For the love of god please just stop.

  • Sadly I think that Samsung is accomplishing their dream of become Apple as all iPhone and Apple devices blog is always mentioning their new releases (and now possible leaks).

    That’s a bit embarrassing to me…

    • jOn Garrett

      False.

      What’s wrong with wanting to know what the competition is offering?

      • I guess that the point on iDownload blog is to know about iDevices.

        There’s nothing wrong to know what the competition is offering, but that’s not what this topic is about too right? It’s only speculation.

      • Alex Wilson

        Slow news day.

      • jOn Garrett

        Speculation is knowing

      • Docservlet

        Ignorance is bliss!

    • Icisz

      I disagree. While Samsung loves to beat Apple and everyone else to the punch with ruthless business tactics, until recent years they have completely ignored refinement as a prudent requirement for their products. They absolutely did rush the note 7 and I would bet my left nut they knew there was a risk and hoped like hell it would survive the real world test. Even a month or two can represent a major compromise in engineering testing.
      Only the fanboys like Jon live in denial about that issue. This fact is well documented both by reputable journalists and internal employees who felt the pressure the company was under to beat Apple to launch- something the industry is fiercely doing in light of declining demand. To deny this is illogical.

      The new Galaxy and Note design is nice without question, but in Samsungs desperation to be sleek and thin, while delivering obtuse and redundant features,it is always going to be a challenge for them going forward without being more selective. Having used both OS systems obviously there are strengths in both Os’s but one thing Samsung clearly is not about to give up is the low end and mid range market. So while they are equipped to make many many styles and form factors, they likely do not spend the same amount of time refining their flagships, though again they have shown marked improvement in these areas.
      Going forward I think we can expect great thing to come from both vendors. Competition will keep the playing field exciting but it will also mean products that are delivered to market to satisfy hype as much as to satisfy an actual legitimate function. Smartphones, like any computer, are a tool. That tool and its usefulness will depend very much on the values and principals set forth by the company that makes them. I for one believe that overall quality has long been a challenge for Samsung, and it won’t change overnight.
      Apple also has to pull up their Foxconn and software socks but it will be easier for them as design and engineering are where they excel the most.

  • Melma

    I got both an iphone 7 plus nd edge 7…nd I can say this (iphone 7 plus is a beast fast ,smooth nd the camera takes awesome pics) the edge is really gud too but in terms of performances “no no no,nah today) lol

    • Rowan09

      Exactly I barely use my S7 Edge and it lags a lot.

  • Mark S

    I don’t care if it has a 17″ display. Not interested.

  • “likely to be costlier for customers due to pricier components” – lol. This phrase is the “bomb”.

  • Itsyaboy

    These screen sizes are getting ridiculous 6″ screen that’s crazy! 5″ screen is the sweet spot imo. I don’t even like the iPhone Plus because it’s like carrying a VCR in my pocket, I’m glad iPhone 8 will finally get it perfectly right

    • Joshua Elias

      I like larger displays myself and the s8 won’t have that bigass chin that the iPhone has so your comment is irrelevant. They will have a bigger screen with basically the same form factor and size since the physical home key will also be removed. Check out the mi mix similar to what they did with that phone.

      • Rowan09

        Why are we acting as if Samsung did it first? The LG flex was 6″ and had small bezels and Nokia also had a ridiculously large phone as well that was even bigger than 6″s.

  • Joshua Elias

    Samsung is on top of their game, I’m rooting for this phone to make a huge splash. I’d really love to see the s pen incorporated into the galaxy s series as on the note 7 it was stellar along with all the extra software tricks. I miss the note 7 wish it wouldn’t of had the issues it did because truly it was a masterpiece of a phone. I have never been more excited to have a new phone as I was with the note 7. Hopefully Samsung can do the same with the s series but avoid the battery issues.

    • Rowan09

      Dude a masterpiece because of the S Pen? It’s the same phone with some software tweaks as the S7 Edge with a stylus. If Samsung adds a stylus to the Galaxy S lines the Note line will be official dead and personally they should do it. They have 2 many different phones out in a year and releasing 3 flagship devices (S7/Edge and Note) is too much in my opinion. A masterpiece would be something that worked not something that had a recall man. The Note 7 had potential, but far from a masterpiece. What do you miss with the Note as I’m assuming you are a big S Pen user? I have the Note 2 along with an S7 Edge and I never use the stylus on the Note at all.

      • techfreak23

        That’s the route Apple seems to be heading on… Hopefully they don’t run into anything like the battery issue, otherwise Apple is going to fall off of that high pedestal.

  • tariq

    So many comments on this post lol. 6″ is just to make up for the note 7 loss

    • Rowan09

      I wouldn’t mind a 6″ device since most people watch videos on their phones like I do at work. My issue with the Edge devices is that it’s too narrow which takes away from the experience of having a bigger screen. I have both the S7 Edge and 7 Plus and the viewing experience is better on the 7 Plus than the S7 Edge due to the larger screen real estate on the 7 Plus.