It’s no doubt that the curved display technology of Samsung’s Galaxy S6/S7 Edge has an undeniable appeal. Though more and more OEM’s are sprouting phones with subtle curves for aesthetic reasons, none of them offer the practicality of Samsung’s devices. Well, thanks to a new report, it seems that other companies are looking to add some functionality to their phones via curved edge displays; and from none other than Samsung itself.
As it goes, the Chinese OEM’s, Xiaomi, Huawei and Vivo, are looking to the king of display technology to add some sexy curves to their future handsets. Samsung has already lent its curved screen technology to Blackberry for its Piv (to some attractive results) but it offered more in the looks department rather than actual functionality. What we’re looking at from the afformentioned OEM’s are a more profound curve and some added usability. The Galaxy S6 Edge had SOME useful tools with respect to its curve, which were further refined with the S7, so the S7 will be the standard that these new handsets will be held to. There’s a dash of intrigue when wondering about what features these Chinese OEM’s will have to offer with their curves.
Samsung is no stranger to having companies beating at its door for its superior display technology. This latest bit of news further indicates Samsung’s dominance in the display technology department. These deals may signal the beginning of trend spear headed by Samsung. That means a lot, as 2016 is shaping up to be a trend setting year. First we have the LG G5 with its modular design, and now we have these new deals for curved displays. With that being said, we could be at the edge of a new age in smartphone technology. And yes, that pun was intentional.