According to a recent report, Samsung will be supplying its unique dual-curved display to other manufacturers. These include Xiaomi, Huawei, and vivo; these three brands may be unveiling smartphones with dual-curved displays sometime in the future.
The report mentioned that this is part of Samsung Display’s plan to secure more customers for its AMOLED panels. Last year, Samsung even supplied the dual-curved display to BlackBerry for the Priv, and Huawei was reportedly interested with the curved panel back in September 2015.
While we have yet to see how Huawei – or even Xiaomi – plans to implement a dual-curved display on its smartphone, vivo seems to already have an idea with the Xplay 5. According to vivo, its next flagship smartphone will be announced later tonight, and a previous leak of the device has revealed that it does feature a dual-curved display.
Ever since Samsung’s unique curved display debuted on the company’s Galaxy Note Edge, it has only gotten better and more functional over time. Take the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, for example; it has a slew of useful features that take advantage of the dual-curved panel, although some will argue that a curved display isn’t ergonomically sound.
The availability of more smartphones with dual-curved displays is certainly a good thing for consumers; it presents more choice and competition to the market. It will be interesting to see how vivo will make use of the dual-curved display on the Xplay 5 once it is revealed later tonight.