The Galaxy S25 to Feature Larger Screen: Farewell to the Market’s Best “Mini” Smartphone?

From our review of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, we’ve learned that the South Korean giants have a penchant for going big. It’s not just their most premium devices that boast this characteristic (after all, in Europe, they’re the only ones equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor and everything that entails), but it appears the rest of the family, as commendable as they may be, receives slightly less affection from the manufacturer.

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It also seems they’re beginning to find the manufacturing of small-screen devices a tad inconvenient. Korean blogger yeux122 has shared on their Naver Blog that the base model of the Galaxy S25 is expected to see an increase in screen size. While the dimensions would remain compact, we would lose the market’s best “small” phone.

A Small, but Significant Change
According to the blogger, the base Galaxy S25’s screen size would increase to 6.36 inches. There was already a size increase when we moved from the 6.1 inches offered by the phones in the Galaxy S22 and S23 series to the Galaxy S24 series, which brought a diagonal of 6.2 inches in the base model.

This screen size surpasses that of the base Google Pixel 8 and places it in the realm of devices like the Xiaomi 14, which, we’d like to remind you, has already gone through our testing. It doesn’t reach the sizes of its more immediate relative (the Galaxy S24 Plus), but it’s a noticeable change.

This opens up the possibility that the 2025 model might come with a slight increase in the device’s size which, at first glance, would be practically imperceptible. However, an increase in diagonal size doesn’t necessarily mean the rest of the terminal will follow suit. What it might imply is a slight change in aspect ratio, but Samsung has maintained the same ratio since the Galaxy S22.

We might lose the market’s best “mini,” but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The extra space on the back could be used for a larger battery, which is always welcome when you live in Europe and have to deal with one of those power-hungry Exynos processors.