According to Dongjin Koh, the President of Samsung Mobile, all future mobile devices under the Galaxy S line of smartphones may feature curved edge display screens, as reported by the Korea Herald over the weekend. Currently, the latest Galaxy S flagship devices from the South Korean phone maker offer both a flat screen variant (the Galaxy S7) and a curved edge option (the Galaxy S7 Edge), but newer Galaxy S releases may do away with flat screen editions altogether.
As explained by Koh, Samsung is seriously considering the possibility of making the curved edge display screen as the defining attribute of all Galaxy S products moving forward. The move would obviously be a clear effort to differentiate Galaxy S devices from other smartphone offerings out there, but as pointed out by Koh, going the curved edge route would allow Samsung to provide its customers with a truly unique user experience, all associated with the Galaxy S brand.
Samsung can not be blamed for taking this path. After all, the curved Galaxy S7 Edge happened to enjoy better sales than the flat screened Galaxy S7. More than that, the Galaxy S7 Edge has been named by Strategy Analytics as the best selling Android device around the world during the first couple of quarters of 2016. Sure, it has only been the first half of the year, not to mention that the global brand recognition of Samsung may have played a part. But one can not deny that so far, curved display screens are definitely enjoying some demand.
If this keeps up, it only makes sense for the world’s biggest seller of smartphones to give in to what its customers demand. And the South Korean mobile giant may have already taken the first step. Its latest phablet device, the Galaxy Note 7, is offered only as curved edge model. If customers buy enough units of the Galaxy Note 7 to make it a hit, then there is definitely no stopping Samsung from going all curved edge in future Galaxy S offerings.
Still, there are some possible obstacles in the road ahead. For instance, the Galaxy Note 7 has plenty of display screen real estate, which means that a curved edge approach would be facilitated more easily. Galaxy S smartphones, however, do not enjoy as much generous space as Galaxy Note devices. This is the challenge Samsung will likely face if and when it decides to make all future Galaxy S handsets come with curved edge display screens.
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