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Xiaomi Arch tops Samsung Galaxy Note Edge with two curved edges?

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Xiaomi Arch tops Samsung Galaxy Note Edge with two curved edges?
Even though Samsung had given us a heads up in the form of a patent application, it still was a surprise when the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was introduced next to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 earlier this year. While the Galaxy Note Edge offers one curved side, it looks like Xiaomi is taking the concept a step further. A poster seemingly reveals a device called the Xiaomi Arch with not one, but two curved edges.

The information found on the edges will include notifications and controls. And Xiaomi can also use one side to stream live information such as stock prices and sports scores. The poster says that the Arch is the world's first phone with a dual curved screen.

If you're dying to purchase the Arch, keep in mind that this would seem to be nothing more than a concept for Xiaomi at this point. With the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge priced at a premium, the Xiaomi Arch would seem to go against the manufacturer's low-priced business strategy. In addition, all we have at the moment is a poster. If something more concrete is released, we'd be more than happy to pass it along to you.

Xiaomi Arch has two curved screens

Xiaomi Arch has two curved screens


Thanks for the tip!

source: GizmoChina

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posted on 27 Dec 2014, 10:50 17

1. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


How am I supposed to hold it?

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 11:17 8

5. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


ask a samsung fan... im sure they have an answer since they want this from samsung anyways

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 11:41 28

11. phljcnth (Posts: 481; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Palm rejection tech my friend. Samsung fan here. :)

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 12:44 3

19. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


more like finger rejection , palm rejection is for tablets .

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 15:10

45. smburgess (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


No, the edge screen of the note edge has palm rejection. Finger rejection wouldn't be very smart.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 13:43 3

21. Cicero (Posts: 855; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Better ask for the technology behind that screen. It is Samsung producing this?

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 11:44 5

12. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 610; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


Lol I'm a Samsung fan and I have no answer. Or were you trolling?

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 15:19

25. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


how am i trolling?

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 18:05

30. joey_sfb (Posts: 5339; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I tried Samsung Edge in the show room and don't like it.

There no problem holding it as there still holding space at the end of the Edge. However the advantage is your eyes would not see them.

Edge would make sense for people that uses flip cover because there an exposed edge displaying incoming message and notification.

I only use Book Cover for my tablet to double up as stand. Phone I prefer bumper type of case.

XiaoMi arch is attractive to me, I might get it when its available locally to try for real.

posted on 14 Jan 2015, 01:46

51. Joulukas (Posts: 61; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)


Well, when touch screen was introduced, the question was the same in essence - who in sane mind will use large, breakable screen device, how would you even carry it. Just few years are passed and those screens are considered for children phones and feature phones are allready hard to find.

So I would say, only time will tell, like in most cases.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 11:53

14. rowdysheeter (Posts: 74; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


the phone has four sides. don't think only of the two curved sides...

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 13:47 8

22. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


I wish Xiami gets banned for forever so atleast this company knows why not to steal others ideas and what R & D means.

If this turns out to be true, It will be pathetic nothing else.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 15:35 3

27. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


They copy the best of Samsung and Apple. Whats shocking is that they even copy Apple's tv services. They must save so much on R & D funds.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 21:01

47. HolyEmenem (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


companies like xiaomi exist helps the economy for many people, they copy can help innovation and creativity, who knows the future xiaomi might surpass the top companies and guess what, apple and samsung are copy cats of microsoft.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 14:26

23. nimbostruck14 (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


I guess you can hold it at the bottom, except there are capacitive keys so nvm

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 17:11

28. warrenellis (Posts: 97; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


like a BOSS!!!

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 21:58

35. ZombieHunter (Posts: 46; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


With your hand.

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 05:52

38. Bertelgeus (banned) (Posts: 126; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


Use the force

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 10:50

2. karans765 (Posts: 15; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


This might make handling a big trouble, unless they have added some touch blocking functionality atleast on one of the sides. But still happy for xiaomi for trying this atleast. It makes the phone almost bezel-less from d sides!! Its a gud idea indeed coz u donno in which direction ur phone lies infront of you and in either directions you can see d notifications(i suppose). (Y)

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 10:57 1

3. Youraveragejoe (Posts: 119; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


It has to be insensitive to touch when held in the hand

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 11:07

4. greenelektron (Posts: 529; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Let us wait until january 6 at the ces. They might provide more info on this.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 11:26 3

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1010; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Concept are just concept, and I hope they stay in future forever as it's not applicable to present...

If I use a bad word, this thing is GIMMICKS !!!!

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 19:07

31. Settings (Posts: 1470; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


The company you represent must be really proud of ripping off competition's ideas.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 11:28

7. diehardnokian (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


aha! i wonder what took them so long:D

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 11:36 9

8. Donone41 (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


What a stealing piece of crap company xiomi is.

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 03:15

36. KPZNJ (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Dec 2014)


100% you never use xiaomi phone !!

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 11:37

9. phljcnth (Posts: 481; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


What. The. I. Can't. Even. Xiaomi can mass-produce display like this already? Damn, Samsung really needs to step their game up much much higher! These hungry Chinese brands would really slaughter anybody.

posted on 04 Jan 2015, 16:12

49. AlikMalix (Posts: 5069; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


hey phljcnth, it's one thing to fulfill a demand for 10,000, it's another to fill the demand of the world - there's more than just producing one concept and start building these things when it comes to shipping arrangements, manufacturing in millions, advertising, warranty service and etc... it takes longer to put all that together when your customer base is in tens of millions and that goes for Samsung (not just Apple).

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 11:40 4

10. pavsidhu (Posts: 214; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Could someone Xiaomi how to hold this phone? HAHA

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 11:50 1

13. Zomer (Posts: 252; Member since: 31 May 2013)


People are so dumb, these curved screens won't go mainstream for the next 12 months. Samsung expect to produce 30k to 40k monthly before the end of 2015.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/samsung-to-launch-flexible-display-cut-smartphone-models-in-2015/

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 19:26

32. Dubs816 (Posts: 24; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


The 30k - 40k monthly production estimates were in reference to flexible displays that fold in half, not curved-edge displays.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 11:55

15. afraaa (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


here we go again xiaomi !

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 11:59

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 19757; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Not really good looking, but due to being symmetrical, it looks a lot better than the current edge.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 12:17

17. Loubielou (Posts: 501; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Samsung will be offering this on the Galaxy S6 so Xiaomi are just Copying Samsung,so samsungs got nothing to worry about

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 03:17

37. KPZNJ (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Dec 2014)


if you say that ALL PHONE BRAND COPY MOTOROLA !!!!!

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 21:03

48. HolyEmenem (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


i think you mean ALL PHONE BRAND COPY MICROSOFT.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 12:19

18. RaulBlas (Posts: 36; Member since: 31 Mar 2014)


I believe this one is fake. Look at the capacitive keys. There is a menu button, but no recent applications button. This should be a concept from 2011 or something like this. Not even a hint of Lollipop material design.

posted on 10 Jan 2015, 23:29

50. DONUT (Posts: 407; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


XiaoMi phones still use the menu key

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 13:15 2

20. TimCook (banned) (Posts: 450; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


I have seen some concept smartphones with folding displays and I like them.
But in my opinion this curved edge display doesn't make much sense.
let's see how the market will responde.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 19:55

33. techperson211 (Posts: 1169; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


And Steve Jobs said that 3.5 inch is the right screen size for a smart phone. How ironic.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 20:38

34. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


This is Tim Cook. He likes it big.
J.K.

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 19:54

42. DaveElliott (Posts: 106; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


With only a 3.5" phone to sell, what would you expect any huckster to say?

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 13:29

44. Philipand96 (Posts: 92; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)


TimCook (Phonearena.com) is absolutely right

Please please don't be the real TimCook

ok Samsung has ONE curved edge, this has TWO so vulnerable on two edges as naked screen

A case ( as i have a flip case) would have to be a snap on holding 2 side top and bottom only and NOT the sides,

Also is Samsung can have all the notifications on one side as you can see from the photo 2 sides with a lot of wasted space on both sides

it becomes a two handed job whilst one side you can press the icon with a thumb me not being a guitarist, you have to use both hands or switch the phone to the other hand.

whilst having one extra Glass face is risky TWO exposed faces is dangerous

My non curved edge phone sits in flip case, the phone sides are not made of glass

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 14:58

24. simpleas (Posts: 196; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


Guys... it says right there, it's a concept.. which means they dont have it lol

seriously you guys are not calling it fake right... it's a concept....

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 15:28

26. cripton805 (Posts: 1421; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


It could be a simple concept like a double tap on the edges only. I mean, cmon. You people talk out of your a$$es, but can't even think up simple solutions.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 17:23 1

29. MEeee (Posts: 343; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


One down. Many more will follow, just like with phablets.

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 06:13

39. shamrock (Posts: 72; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Yes , Xiaomi phones are cheap. But these are not made with cheap materials. They may be saving on R&D. But they're passing on the benefits to the customer in the form of a low cost phone.
Keep this in mind before bashing Xiaomi for copying. Would you rather but an over priced Samsung or Apple? If yes, go for it..

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 08:23

40. DragonHawk1959 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Oct 2014)


I do not understand the price hangup. With trade-in I paid a little over $200. And if the edge proves popular enough to warrant full scale production the price will inevitably come down.

posted on 28 Dec 2014, 11:00

41. iamajim (Posts: 14; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


harharhar-I laughed out loud at this. As a Note 3 user I'm curious about the Edge but in all likelihood will wait for the 5...although that clock/alarm does look interesting..hmmm.

posted on 29 Dec 2014, 15:59

46. mingler (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


It is very unlikely that this phone will ever be released in the United States or the European Union in its current form factor.

Even if we ignore the issue of government defecation of Chinese manufactured and design hardware, Which refers back to the issues that are ongoing with companies like Huawei and ZTE (basically, that the Chinese government does exactly what the US government does: build in secret back doors), we are still left with patent and trade secret issues.

For the Chinese market, these issues are completely irrelevant. China has no laws regarding intellectual property. Patents do not exist in China. Trade secrets do not exist in China. Even if you have a trade secret, it is a legal requirement that you Diebold all related information to the public so that other companies can manufacture using exactly the same techniques and technologies that you use.

The point here is that, because Samsung has both patent and trade secrets, it will be illegal for the Chinese companies to sell phones that break the patents in the United States or the European Union. Outside of the United States or the European Union, it is anyone's guess.

Remember, also, that Sam son still possesses one major piece of critical intellectual property.

OLED.

Plenty of companies possess enough infrastructure, and manufacturing expertise to manufacture OLED displays of various size and complexity.

However, for whatever reason it appears as though Samsung is the only company that possesses the combination of manufacturing expertise and intellectual property to manufacture OLED displays with smartphone pixel density and performance, economically and in volume.

Pay close attention. While there are a handful of smart phones not manufactured by Samsung that utilize OLED displays, none have resolutions nor performance that come anywhere near the resolution or performance of high end Samsung handsets.

The highest resolution smart phone that utilizes a OLED display is the LG Flex, at 720p. All other smart phones manufactured, or designed, by any other company utilize an IPS LCD display, probably supplied by Sharp or AU Optronics.

Even though LG, and sharp, both manufacture OLED displays (TVs) they do not do so at the same performance at Samsung.

LG's G3, has the same resolution as Samsung's high and phones, uses an IPS LCD display.

This may all seem it relevant, but it is not.

For a variety of technical reasons it is far easier to manufacture curved displays using OLED. That is significant both for and performance, and for factors such as manufacturing yield and cost of manufacturing. Those factors are incredibly relevant to the question of whether or not a particular part can be manufactured in high enough volume and cost-effectively enough to produce smart phones for a global market.

Samsung holds the edge

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