Samsung is the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, which is something most of you are probably aware of. This company tends to experiment from time to time, they essentially release an odd smartphone to see how the market will react and see if it sticks, which was the case with the first Galaxy Note smartphone, for example. The 1st-gen Galaxy Note was a huge device back then, and not many people thought it will sell as well as it did, and the rest is history. Samsung had introduced the 6th-gen Galaxy Note handset quite recently, and this smartphone is actually expected to outsell its predecessor, and break some records along the way.
That being said, this is not the only example of Samsung’s experimentation, of course. The company had started experimenting with curved displays back in 2014 when they released the Galaxy Note Edge phablet. This smartphone sported a curved display on its right side, and even though its sales numbers did not crush any records, this smartphone managed to intrigue quite a few people, and gave Samsung a perfect excuse to release the Galaxy S6 Edge handset in 2015. The Galaxy S6 Edge sported a curved display on both its left and right side, and the company managed to sell tons of units of this smartphone. The Galaxy S7 Edge is quite similar to its predecessor, and it seems like it will sell even better than the S6 Edge. Having that in mind, Samsung was bold enough to release the Galaxy Note 7 with the ‘Dual Edge’ display as well, they did not opt to release a flat screen variant as a safety net, which was somewhat surprising.
Now, a new report has surfaced in Korea, and according to it, Samsung might be getting ready to ditch the flat screens in their Galaxy S lineup as well. “Samsung has considered that it would make the edge display as the identity of the Galaxy S smartphone lineup,” said the company’s mobile chief, Dong-jin Koh. This does not exactly confirm that Samsung will do this, but it sure seems like the company is thinking about it. Samsung’s curved display production lines are now fully capable of manufacturing enough such panels for the Galaxy S line as well, and we might not see a flat screen Galaxy S8 next year. Samsung is looking to differentiate, and even though the company opted to release the Galaxy S7 in both flat and curved variant, its successor might not get the ‘regular’ model, and follow in Galaxy Note 7’s footsteps. We do believe that this will also depend on how well the Galaxy Note 7 sells, but the sheer fact that the Galaxy S7 Edge was able to outsell the regular Galaxy S7 says a lot.