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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48 Comments

1. Fonedoc

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 14, 2016

We are thinking of not buying Samsung flagships henceforth.

2. mahima

Posts: 729; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

not me... I'm thinking about it!! (i don't have money though)

18. Fonedoc

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 14, 2016

Then buy one plus 3, you won't regret buying one

4. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The curve on the Note 7 is nowhere near as drastic as thr S7 Edge and if they keep that design for future models I can get behind it. The Note 7 feels great in hand and can be used with only one hand.

12. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Note series are dead after N5. This N7 is a N7E. It's to tall and narrow. Wtf. It's like the ugly Htc OneX. Tall and narrow. Ugly. Screw Damdung N7. I was so excited and looking forward to getting this, but it's a bldy fool S7E with Spens features. I will be definitely getting the Ip7+.

19. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right.. note7 just like bezel-less 2.5D screen.. but I still prefer S edge curve :D

31. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Can't agree there. I can't use/ hold my sister's S7 Edge without the case and after using the Note 7 I can see myself going caseless just like I'm doing with the Moto Z Force as long as there are tempered glass protectors for the front and back... If I ever end up with the Note.

3. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Wheres that 6.3'' samsung flagship? Curve is useless.

5. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... WELL, THINKING ISN'T REALITY YET, SAMSUNG WILL SURE GO WITH THE TWO MODELS. BTW, THOSE WHO WILL KICK AGAINST THIS, HOW MANY OF THEM HAVE ACTUALLY USED A SAMMY PHONE, OR PRESENTLY USING IT, OR WILL USE IT?...

6. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Curve is a useless gimmick unless it curves down the side and replaces the volume buttons.

8. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That would be more cumbersome to use

9. Saltiest_Salt

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 12, 2016

That would be even more useless. Just imagine the amount of accidental button presses and it would also become more fragile than it already is.

16. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

That can be fixed via software.

23. Saltiest_Salt

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 12, 2016

How could that be fixed? I am not a software engineer, but I am pretty sure we are not there yet. Besides aren't physical keys better?

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's a gimmicky? So the fact the curve adds a nice distinct look to its façade which is its true benefit is not good enough for you? It adds beauty to the device. It makes the device look awesome! That si all it needs. So you think making it have impressive looks is gimmicky? I mean you are entitled to your opinion. But your opinion also shows you a re closed mined. I agree with mean that the feature Samsung added is gimmicky and useless. But the curve itself is being "USED" to make the device more attractive and the curve is comfortable to hold vs boring blocky edges on some phones.

7. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

So you will be forced to pay 100-150$ more for just looks. Great job Samsung.

11. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 359; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

What if it costs just as much as a regular flat screened S phone. I mean $699 for a 32GB base model? Isn't that will be beauty & the best? :)

43. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

If it costs 699$ for the curved so, they could have made 599$ regular S8 and I would prefer that over the curved one. Curved screens will never be as cheap to manufacture as flat ones. That's a fact.

13. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Damn right. And with the same S7,S7E specs. Dumbass epic fail.

21. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

What spec were you looking for spec w***e? The note7 performs better than the s7 edge and any other flagship on the market. I guess you'll rather see SD 1000, 8GBR, 41mp camera, a beer cooler and a mosquito repelant feature? Gtfoh! As long as the device is fast and fluid (which the note7 is) we don't need the crap you're asking for.

45. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I didn't know the S7/Edge came with an S-Pen, a 5.7" screen, 64 GB base storage and an Iris Scanner?

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple's been doing it for years. No one has ever complained and this looks better too. You don't have to pay it though. Those of us who want it, we have an option. If we don't want curvy models, Samsung still makes phones that aren't. Plus the S6 an S7 both have a non-curvy model that will still work perfect even 5 years from now its more phone that a lot of people will ever need.

44. willard12 unregistered

Yes, you will be forced. Sales representatives will waterboard you until you relent and purchase the device. Dick Cheney is replacing Lily for the AT&T commercials. Jack Bauer is his sales manager.

10. ebilcake

Posts: 1229; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

I won't be buying anymore flagship phones, I'm probably in the best position financially I've ever been in, even so I can't justify spending £600+ on a phone anymore.

14. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Damn right. Way to expensive for average spec and subpar material quality.

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So metal that you all been begging for because you like the cold premium feel is now subpar material? I thought plastic was subpar. MAKE UP YOUR MIND!!!

41. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Level up to the next. High grade stainless steel.

42. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

£600 ? For that it should be with sapphire or Dragontrail glass. And premium stainless steel.

15. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Everyone is better off with the great value One+3. 6gb Ram. Samsung have stopped chasing the Ram.... They are more focused on ergonomics, rather than style.

17. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

Sorry but 6gb of ram doesn't make up for that screen capped at 1080p (being more notorius in amoled panels), only 3000mha battery, and lack of Sd card, no watter proof, older gorilla glass, softer aluminium class, worse camera and lack of S-pen that the Note 7 offers and i'm not even touching the exynos version that is better and more energy efficient than the snapdragon 820 because is not worldwide available (althoug it will be in my country) or the iris scanner because not everyone cares about it. A lot of people is getting the note 7 because of that and if those are "average specs and subpar materials" for you then every flagship this year must be mediocre at best.

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