Would you buy a flat-screened (non-edge) Galaxy S10?

Would you buy a flat-screened (non-edge) Galaxy S10?
Word on the street is that we are about to see a plethora of new Galaxy S10 devices introduced in a little more than a month. Disregarding the different 5G and 4G models, the variants boil down to three distinct phones. The rumor mill says that Samsung is "pulling an Apple" with two super-premium flagships and a more affordable variant, which will have the same powerful hardware as its bigger siblings, but cut all the right corners in order to bring the price down.

We are calling it the Galaxy S10 Lite, though some leaksters say it may be named Galaxy S10 E for whatever reason. And one of the main corners it would cut, some say, is the Infinity edge display. Instead of having a screen that curves around its sides, it'd have a classic flat screen.

Of course, Samsung used to do that before — the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 both came in "normal" and "edge" variants. Since the S8, Samsung kind of took that choice away from users — if you wanted a flagship Galaxy, you had to pay for the curved display.

Now, presumably, this was done because people preferred the edge variants anyway, and the aesthetic gave Samsung's devices their own signature look. But that doesn't change the fact that some users missed their flat screen choice for mixed reasons. A less stable grip around the frame, lack of case diversity, screen protector fit, and image distortion around the edges of the device are probably the main gripes customers have with the curvy displays. And, of course, price — ever since Samsung's flagships went "edge only" they also jumped up in price a bit. Though, that may be unrelated, as others in the industry have been inflating their prices over the past couple of years as well.

In any case, let's imagine the rumors are true and we get to buy a flat-screened Galaxy S flagship yet again. Would you rejoice?

Would you buy a non-edge Galaxy S10?

Yes, I've been waiting for that!
66.29%
Yes, but only because it'd be cheaper.
14.47%
No, the edge look is the coolest thing around!
19.24%

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  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
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  • Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh

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30 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 4082; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Nope. No chance.

2. det_bradlee

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

So long as it was equally spec'd otherwise. Screw that damned curve!

3. macawmatt

Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

How about an I don't care either way option?

30. sissy246

Posts: 7064; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yep, that the way i feel Flat or curved is fine with me.

4. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Edge screen is pointless and negatively impacts my user experience on the Note line up.

24. _deeuk

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 06, 2018

Dont buy it then...

5. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Absolutely, it's the one of the few things I don't like about my S9+.

29. Agniputra

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 06, 2018

Then you should not have bought it.

6. middlehead

Posts: 452; Member since: May 12, 2014

Edge screens as 70% of why I've skipped the S8 and S9. I like a lot of what Samsung does, but if they don't smarten up and bring back flat screens on the S10 I'm gonna have to go somewhere else.

7. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Yes I'd prefer a flat screen, but I also want an in-screen fingerprint scanner so the S10 Lite isn't for me.

8. middlehead

Posts: 452; Member since: May 12, 2014

In-screen reader would be nice, but flat screen is more important. Rumors are that the flat will have the reader in the side, that's still better than being on the back.

10. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Agreed. Having a flat, bezel lite screen at a lower price is why I'd choose the lite. In display scanner would be awesome, but on the side is even more convenient for me.

12. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

I work at a desk so a fps on the front of my device is the most ideal location. This is partly why I'm still rocking my Note 5. I tried using an Essential phone for a couple of weeks but couldn't stand having the fps on the back of the device.

17. middlehead

Posts: 452; Member since: May 12, 2014

That's a good chunk of why I skipped the S8 and S9 too, I don't want the reader on the back. I had a Z5c before my S7, so I know I like the reader on the side too, but back is no go.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

In a heartbeat, and I'd love to see a flat screen Note 10 variant.

14. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

No doubt, I still have my ancient Note 3 and it offers a better experience than my Note 9 for editing photos in Lightroom on the go. Screen is wider and the pen can actually be used edge to edge giving me a larger canvas or workspace with the 4:3 aspect photos.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As good as the edge looks, no doubt the flat wide screen is easier to work on.

11. Cat97

Posts: 1854; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Definitely ! I hate curved edges, and the flat screen S10 E will be around 6-8mm shorter than the regular S10, even better ! I just hope it has the same main camera, like the iPhone XR (did I mention I hate multi-camera setups too ?) If the fingerprint was on the back, it was a no-deal for me, but on the side it is quite acceptable.

13. apple-rulz

Posts: 2002; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

The edge screen is a gimmick that needs to go, especially on the Note series.

15. monoke

Posts: 1156; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Hoping the edge gimmick will die a slow death like curved tvs myself.

16. adeelzsoomro

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 07, 2019

I am waiting for this flat panel since the first leak out

18. dritani

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

I don't like curved screens: point!

19. surethom

Posts: 1661; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Yes I got fed up of the reflection on both sides of Samsung phones.

20. stulla

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Yes u would as Samsung does a poor job with providing quality curved tempered glass for its curved screen phones

22. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Curve is harder to work with when it comes to cases along with screen protectors. Flat screen ftw

23. Knownhost

Posts: 90; Member since: Nov 13, 2017

I like the curved sides on the Note 9. No phone feels better in my hand than the Note I am writing on right now. Like some say about the notch, I don't really notice the curved edge when I'm using the phone. I have never used a non-curved edges Note, though, so I might feel differently if I had.

25. AllMyXsLiveInTX

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 10, 2019

I held out as long as I could to see if Samsung would go back to flat screens and a wider aspect ratio Note. I just gave up and retired my Note 4 for a McLaren Oneplus 6T. I miss the pen, but can't stand curved screens for all the reasons stated by others: distortion, difficult to protect, smaller working surface, etc... And lastly....paying a higher price because of it.

26. Ichimoku

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

Definitely yes. I really hate the edge screen!

27. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 191; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

"pulling an Apple" I don't think Samsung's S10 Lite will be packing a screen from a 2014 mid-range phone.

28. ShadowUnleashed

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 08, 2018

I like the curved screen, so it's good at least Samsung will give its users some options. I can see most people prefer flat ones, but I hope there's always an option for those who like the curved screens.

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