There won't be a Galaxy S8 edge because Samsung is going all-in on curves

Samsung won't be releasing a Galaxy S8 edge like it did the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 variants. Instead, both the smaller and larger versions of the upcoming flagship will have curved displays, according to a leak from Evan Blass.

A leak of what appears to be the retail box of the larger variant of the upcoming Galaxy S8 reveals its name: the Galaxy S8+. Samsung doesn't appear to be distinguishing between flat and edge variants this year because, as we suspected from the Galaxy Note 7, all of its flagships may forgo the standard flat piece of glass for a nice, curvy distinctiveness.

What do you think of the name Galaxy S8+? We've seen such naming conventions before from Samsung with the confusingly-named Galaxy S6 edge+, released back in 2015, so there is precedent here.

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Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central.