Samsung may not make a flat panel version of its next Galaxy S8 smartphone, according to The Korean Herald.
Citing its own sources, the publication says Samsung has already started procuring curved 5.1 and 5.5 inch displays, the same display sizes in use with this year’s Galaxy lineup.
As 9to5Google notes, if the rumour is true, it will be interesting to see how Samsung decides to name its two new phones; the edge nomenclature becomes redundant when both models have edged displays.
In any case, the move makes a lot of sense. When the company introduced the S6 and S6 Edge, there was more demand for the edged variant. That trend has continued with the S7, leading to strong sales of the S7 family for Samsung.
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