Why The Race for Bigger Smartphone Is Over?

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Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled the latest version of its stylish flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge - and they both have a 5-inch screen. The new HTC One M9, launched on the same day, also has a 5-inch screen.

The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge
After years and years of smartphone manufacturers racing to fit a bigger screen into a ever-shrinking case, we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it's about 5 to 5.5 inches wide.

So, have we reached the optimal smartphone size at last?

The screen size on both Samsung and HTC devices is exactly the same as on their predecessors, the Galaxy S5 and the One M8, respectively - and it's the first time Samsung has the same-size screens as last year's.

The original Samsung Galaxy S had a 4-inch screen. The S II's screen was stretched to 4.3 inches, and the S III had an enormous 4.8-inch screen. After that, Samsung slowed down: The Galaxy S4's screen was 5 inches big, the Galaxy S5's screen grew by just 0.1 inch and the S6 and the S6 Edge did not get bigger at all.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Could we get used to an even bigger phone? Yes, probably, but there's really no point. The iPhone 6 Plus, which came as an answer to the competition's 5-inch-plus flagships, is too big for most of us.

Of course, it's quite possible and probable that we'll see even bigger smartphones in the future. But they won't be better, and they won't be flagships. As Samsung has given up on increasing the screens, the race for bigger smartphone is finally over.

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