Poll: It seems the Galaxy Note 7 will only have a curved screen variant. Does this annoy you?


For the past few weeks, rumors and leaks have persistently suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will only come in an “edge” version – with a dual-curved screen – with no flat option in sight. Samsung has sold it's top-tier smartphones in pairs for the past 20 months, starting with the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, offering an orthodox “flat screen” handset and an “edgy”, but certainly more expensive, curved-display variant.

The edge smartphones have always costed about $100 more than their “mundane” siblings, mostly due to the fact that developing such a curved display is more costly for Samsung. Some users have paid the premium price for the unique look, while others have chosen to stick to the regular models and not take the steep price increase. Now, with the Note 7, it seems this choice might already be made for the customers. How do you feel about that?

Would the lack of a "regular" Note 7 bother you?

I always go for the "edge" models, so I don't care
25.6%
If it's priced the same as the Note 5 at release, it wouldn't bother me
35.27%
Yes, it would! I don't want a curved screen on my Note 7!
39.13%

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74 Comments

1. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The 3rd option is stupid. It should be Yes! I don't want a curved screen. You asked a question. The question is, The Note 7 will only have a curve variant, does it bother you? The answer can only be yes or no. If you say NO! It doesn't bother you, then how can you say you don't want it in the same sentence?

30. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

"If you say NO! It doesn't bother you, then how can you say you don't want it in the same sentence?" You made a valid point but to answer your question the curved display could be cool with someone but they just don't want/like Samsung phones. But I like how you pointed it out & they changed it. LOL!

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Haha Now you fix it after I said something. The 3rd option has 50% vote. Now you changed it and it has 20%. LOL

59. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hi, techie, some very good news for Samsung today, just in case pa does not post it, i will, the s7 and s7 edge as outsold the crap 6s and 6s plus for the past 3 months in the USA for the 1st time, this is no joke Yes you read right 3 months.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes it bothers me. Curved screen is a stupid gimmick. Just give me the angular, boxy look.

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2368; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Kind of like 3D Touch? Definitely didn't use that on a practical basis unless I was just bored and fiddling with the phone

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

At least you don't have to use 3D Touch. You have no choice but to use TouchWiz or the curved screen. Don't be ignorant just because I spoke the truth.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Don't have to use touchwiz for the most part, either. I'm betting you won't be calling it a gimmick when Apple releases it next year. You'll change your tune just as quickly as you did on patent lawsuits.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Actually if you get a Samsung phone, you HAVE to use TouchWiz. Wrong again tedkord.

19. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

What about launchers from Playstore? For a guy who hates Android so much you should know that you can change launchers...

29. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I mentioned that to him in a past article when he was ranting about Touchwiz, he never responded. First, I think he's just bitching for the sake of bitching. Second, I'm starting to wonder if he actually has an Android phone if he hasn't heard of custom launchers.

66. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or maybe I don't care for custom launchers? Oh I'm sorry, you're the voice of reason here. I don't recall anything about you talking about custom launchers.

69. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You don't care for Samsung, that's your entire agenda.

74. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

"I don't recall anything about you talking about custom launchers." So I'm you're only source of information? Custom launchers are mentioned a lot when talking about Android, you don't need me to reference them to know about them. What about custom launchers don't you like? They're extremely customizable, and there are numerous different launchers, so you can find the one that fits your needs best. Unless you don't want to deal with putting in the time to make it yours, which isn't surprising. But that's one of the benefits of Android, between custom launchers, custom icons, rooting and romming, you tailor Android to be exactly what you want it to be. No company out there can make a UI perfect for your needs, only you can do it. Android gives you that ability, but only if you're willing to put forth the effort. How is being the voice of reason a bad thing? You mentioned your problem with it, I suggested a possible solution. But then I forgot, any advice given to you has to come with a guarantee that it'll work doesn't it? smh

65. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What about them? You can use a launcher, but TouchWiz will still be there.

70. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nope. It's disabled on my phone.

24. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

But you said drop down notification and widgets and other features are gimmicks, when ios6 came out, and now you are enjoying every bit off it.

51. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nope. Only for things like settings screens.

53. tedkord

Posts: 17288; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

In fact, I have Touchwiz home disabled using Package Disabler Pro.

63. JMartin22

Posts: 2368; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Kind of like if you get an iPhone, you have to use iOS? What's your point? If you don't like a product, simply don't buy it. But don't go running around incessantly trying to troll the other camp to validate your like for what you use.

23. rockzer

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

Mxyzptlk - Stupid gimmick??? Hello, Apple fanboy. The Edge really is stunning. I own the galaxy S7 edge and the design and quality absolutely put apple devices to shame. Look that Damn iPhone (White), it's like an iCoffin. Ancient iCoffin. What the hell is this! Stupid gimmick??? - i.imgur.com/hy5arOX.jpg

26. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

And he also says that he loves angular boxy brick design, which I also love. He doesn't like curve phones. The iPhone, Galaxy and Htc phones are curvy smooth. The only phone is Sony Z.

39. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I dont like apple at all. I also dont like curved display. How can you correctly protect your phone when you cant have the case protect the side of the screen? Design wise its amazing otherwise not so much. All the features attached to this i can have on a non curved screen with an app.

46. willard12 unregistered

The width of any case exceeds the width of the edge screen.

60. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hi, I own one also and it looks like some very good news for Samsung today, just in case pa does not post it, i will, the s7 and s7 edge as outsold the crap 6s and 6s plus for the past 3 months in the USA for the 1st time, this is no joke Yes you read right 3 months.

73. AlikMalix unregistered

This is the time that Apple consumers are holding off for the next model, on the other hand the s7 is still a bit fresh. It's a common cycle. iPhone sales always slowed down in summer - consumers waiting for Fall release - the less buy the iPhone now - the more will purchase the new model when it hits the market. S7 is a worthy device and I see a lot of those now in the wild - so there's no argument about the validity of the report.

35. AlikMalix unregistered

You have the right to your opinion about 3D Touch. But I cannot use another device without it and anyone that use it on a regular basis - would agree with me. It solves a problem, you no longer need the workaround that we are used to "the long press". I like the edge screen too, it makes my brand new latest iPhone look old laying next to it, but it does not solve any problems that we have today. Basically, I think you can see where I'm going. This is my personal opinion - but to to me the difference between a gimmick and a not-a-gimmick is whether the feature solves a problem or just in-search-of-a-problem to solve. Either way, the curved screen is innovation regardless what they say, but so is forcetouch regardless who "made it first".

47. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Excellent post Alik.

58. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

This guy deserves a comment Emmy!

64. JMartin22

Posts: 2368; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

He didn't say anything right or wrong, he gave his valid and well-spoken opinion. Don't see why that's emmy worthy. This is more about you being pretentious and trying to validate your disdain for another product you DON'T HAVE TO USE lol.

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