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Samsung Could Stop Making Non-Edge Smartphones

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Samsung introduced their first mass market curved edge smartphone way back in 2014 with the Galaxy Note Edge and while it wasn’t really all that successful, the company came back quite strong with the Galaxy S6 Edge, S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy S7 Edge. Just last week they introduced their newest Note 7 smartphone in an edge only model. So are they going to phase out their non-edged smartphone lineup completely?

According to the Korean Herald, Koh Dong-jin, head of mobile technology at Samsung, stated in an interview during the Note 7 launch that they “…considered that it would make the edge display as the identity of the Galaxy S smartphone lineup if the company can provide consumers differentiated user experience through software and user-friendly functions (for the curved screen)”.

Obviously the customer base for a non-edged Samsung smartphone is quite huge so it will be interesting how that plays out when the company unveils the successor to the Galaxy S7 next year.

[The Korean Herald]

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  • grey

    I think the issue is simply that the Edge versions are a $100 premium. If the cost was competitive, I don’t think people would have anything against them.

    Anecdotally, no one really seems to see a point for an extra $100.

    • Brian

      I’d pay a premium to NOT have the Edge version. Can’t stand them. Bye bye, Samsung. It was a fun ride.

    • phreezerburn

      Be a lefty using one. I tried, it sucked and I traded in an S6 Edge for the standard S6.

  • Brian

    I can’t stand the Edge variants, and I won’t buy them. Don’t know why they feel the need to do it. Maybe there’s a patent they own and they want to differentiate themselves ??? It makes a bad user experience, with glare and accidental screen touches, and uncomfortable to hold, and also hard to write on with the S-Pen. Stupid decision IMO, and might cause me to get my first non-Note since I got the OG Note 5+ years ago.