Samsung Galaxy S8 release date, specs rumors: company to make edge display the standard design?

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It seems that Samsung is planning to move on from releasing standard flat surface displays to developing solely curved edge screens, if the latest reports are to be believed.

In a new report by The Korean Herald, Samsung hinted on focusing on releasing curved edge variants of their smartphones from now on, particularly for the Galaxy S series.

“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 (for the curved screen),” said Koh Dong-jin, the president of the tech giant’s mobile business, in a media interview in New York last week.

This goal by the South Korean tech giant seems to have already been set in motion with the recent release of the newest flagship phablet of the company, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. In the past releases of the Galaxy Note series, the company had always released devices phablets with a flat display. It was only last year when the company first released the Galaxy Note 5 with an edge variant aside from the standard flat display model.

For the latest version of the flagship phablet, the company launched the new Galaxy Note 7 with a curved edge display, but without the moniker of “edge” in its name signifying that this might soon be the standard design for Galaxy Note devices in the future.

For the Galaxy S series of flagship smartphones, it is also expected that the curved display would be the standard design for the display of the device starting with the upcoming and rumored Samsung Galaxy S8.

“Samsung will not likely get rid of the flat-screen Galaxy S smartphone model right away, but if the market response is positive with the Note 7, it would surely serve as a cue for Samsung to focus only on the Edge model,” a market watcher said.