The recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 only comes in one variant, much like its predecessor, the Note 5. However, the Note 7 features a dual-curved display, making it the first device in the Note series with such a panel. Turns out, the Note 7 could be a precursor to something bigger: the next Galaxy S smartphone may only ship with a dual-curved display.
Many people came to this conclusion when Samsung’s head of mobile business, Dong-jin Koh, hinted at the possibility. “Samsung has considered that it would make the edge display as the identity of the Galaxy S smartphone lineup if the company can provide consumers differentiated user experience through software and user-friendly functions,” he said.
More likely than not, Samsung’s decision to introduce only one variant of the Galaxy Note 7 with a dual-curved display is to gauge consumer’s interest in such a panel. After all, the curved display is eye-catching, and Samsung is one of the few manufacturers which have released devices with the unique display.
However, some consumers may still want a standard Galaxy S device with a conventional, flat display; this makes for a more comfortable device to hold. That being said, the Note 7 seems to have solved this design flaw despite having a dual-curved display.
If the Samsung Galaxy S series does ship with only dual-curved displays moving forward, we imagine not all consumers will be happy. After all, curved displays are more costly to make, which translates to higher retail prices.