After nixing the flat-screened Note 7, Samsung could do the same with future Galaxy S releases
The signs are all there. After seeing unexpectedly massive demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge, which went unfulfilled for a long time, Samsung made the S6 Edge+ available around the world while keeping the Note 5 away from the old continent.
Then, although the Korean tech giant was ready to ship as many or more copies of the S7 as the S7 Edge to end users, and the latter obviously costs extra, the dual-curved model outsold the one with a flat screen.
To the surprise of many, and outrage of some, not only did the Galaxy Note 7 go official in just the one curvaceous variant, also ditching the Edge suffix, and thus signaling a strategy shift Koh Dongjin now suggests could spread to the Galaxy S family.
According to the company’s mobile skipper, “Samsung has considered that it would make the edge display as the identity of the Galaxy S smartphone lineup if it can provide consumers differentiated user experience through software and user-friendly functions.”
The “if” hints at the move still needing time and consideration, but let’s not act shocked if the Galaxy S8 lands in the spring with a dual-edged display and no flat option. It’d be a big gamble, even after the already sensitive and controversial GNote 7 introduction, yet it’s clearly been a couple of years in the making.
Source: Korea Herald