Samsung thinking about ending production of flat-screened Galaxy S flagship phones?

Samsung thinking about ending production of flat-screened Galaxy S flagship phones?
With production yields rising for Samsung's curved-edge displays, the company is rumored to be thinking about eliminating flat-screened models for the Galaxy S line. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has been more popular than the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the higher production yields mean that as soon as next year, the company won't be financially penalized for supplying the curved-edge glass for everyone who wants it.

Before Samsung decides how to approach the Samsung Galaxy S8, it will watch to see how demand shapes up for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The high-end phablet comes in just one version and that is a model with a dual-edged screen. If the buyers are there for the Note 7, and there is no large contingent of consumers complaining about the lack of a flat-screened model, it would certainly seem like 2017 would be a good time to offer just one Galaxy S8 model with a curved-edge screen.

One analyst somewhat agrees with that statement, saying that if the market response to the Note 7's curved-edge display is positive, Samsung will likely decide to eliminate the flat-screened Galaxy S models in the near future. This expert just doesn't see Samsung in a rush to get rid of the flat screen starting with next year's flagship phone.

source: KoreaHerald via SamMobile


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