Curved-display smartphones are slowly, but surely, becoming a thing. Samsung has managed to intrigue consumers by releasing their Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus devices last year, and has continued releasing curved-display smartphones this year as well when they released the Galaxy S7 Edge. All of those devices sport the ‘Dual Edge’ display, thought those four devices are not the only ones out there that sport such a display. Vivo has recently introduced their Xplay 5 handset which also sports the ‘Dual Edge’ display, while it also packs in 6GB of RAM on the inside.
That being said, we’ve seen a number of reports claiming that a number of China-based manufacturers plan to introduce curved-display smartphones in the near future. The latest report which surfaced claimed that Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo and Gionee are working on such phones. Well, a new rumor surfaced recently, courtesy of MochaRQ. According to this industry insider, the Xiaomi Mi 5S and MI Note 2 are coming, and both of them will sport curved displays. He also says that the Mi 5S will sport a slightly different screen size, a pressure sensitive display, the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, and a dual-lens camera. This handset will, allegedly, going to be announced in August, before Apple announces their new iPhone. The Mi Note 2, on the other hand, will be powered by the Snapdragon 820, and will sport a 5.7-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, at least according to MochaRQ. He also mentioned that this phablet will feature a ceramic body (just like the Mi 5 Pro), and might launch alongside the Mi 5S, if not sooner. Now, the industry insider also said that these two phones won’t sport the ‘Dual Edge’ display, but will have a curved display similar to the Galaxy Note Edge, with only one curved side. This definitely comes as a surprise considering Samsung really didn’t enjoy all that much success with the Galaxy Note Edge, while the Galaxy S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus and S7 Edge are a completely different story.
That is pretty much it, keep in mind that this is just a rumor at this point, so take it with a grain of salt. It remains to be seen how accurate this info is, but we’re surely looking forward to seeing more curved-display smartphone announced before the end of the year.