No more flat-screen Samsung S devices?

Manny Pham
August 8, 2016

Flat-screen Samsung Galaxy S devices could be a thing of the past as the president of Samsung’s mobile division made a revealing comment on its future. 

Samsung has enjoyed astronomical success ever since the manufacturer completely revamped the Galaxy S series. It all started when Samsung replaced Chang Dong-hoon, who headed Samsung’s mobile design team, with Lee Min-Hyuk . Min-Hyuk oversaw the S6’s design and with the S6, came quality build design and the introduction of that curved-screen we know very well.

Carphone Warehouse saw a 200 percent increase in pre-orders for the S7 and S7 Edge, over the S6 range. The S7 Edge proved to be more popular accounting for 61 percent of pre-orders.

In a recent media interview, President of Samsung Mobile, Dongjin Koh said, “Samsung has considered that it would make the edge display as the identity of the Galaxy S smartphone lineup.”

Currently the edge screen on the S7 is a bit gimmicky, adding aestetchic value, not that essential to user experience. Koh recognises this fact and wants to improve the functionality of the edge screen, possibly in the S8 next year.

Will we miss a flat-screen Samsung S phone?

It became quite clear Samsung value the edge screen having just recently announced the Galaxy Note 7 with an altered, yet still curved-screen, with no standard flat-screen option.

If pre-orders and sales for the Note 7 prove to be more popular, Samsung could consider dropping the idea of a flat-screen Samsung Galaxy S8.

Samsung will most likely keep curve-screen treatment to its premium line, as it could drive up the price of its budget devices such as the Galaxy A3.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge improved on its predecessor with an IP68 water-resistance rating, microSD card slot, slimmed down camera bump and a souped up battery.

  • Read our review on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge here

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Via The Korea Herald.

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