We know that Samsung Galaxy S8 will not be launched at the MWC 2017 show that will kick off in two weeks’ time, but with each passing day, more leaks of the phone keep showing up.
While a lot has been said regarding the successor to Samsung Galaxy S7, there have been mixed reports about the name of the Galaxy S7 Edge successor. The reason why Samsung kept using the “edge” moniker as a separator between the S6 and S7 variants is the presence of a model that had a flat screen design. Now that all variants of Samsung Galaxy S8 will ship with the same curved edge design, there have been lots of confusions regarding the name the company will baptize the second variant of the S8.
Well, after numerous plays with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S8 Edge, it appears that the former has won the battle. According to notorious leaker Evan Blass, the larger Galaxy S8 variant will be dubbed Samsung Galaxy S8+. The tipster has posted an image of an alleged logo that shows off this new name, ending speculations that the Edge moniker could still be used.
Keep in mind that Samsung has not confirmed the idea of having two Galaxy S8 variants with a curved edge display. These are just based on rumors, but now that there is a confirmed change of names from Galaxy S7 Edge to Galaxy S8+, it is possible that the next-gen Galaxy S series devices will both ship with the same design language, but the sizes will be different.
So, has Samsung dropped or rather retired the Edge moniker from its smartphone lineup? Well, this one is tricky, especially since the Galaxy S series is not the only family that Samsung has used the moniker. It appeared on a Galaxy Note Edge back in 2014, so don’t be surprised of it re-appears with the Galaxy Note 8 later in the year. What do you think? Let us know about it via the comments section below.