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Forget the Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung is already planning a better curved phone

Published Mar 31st, 2015 10:29AM EDT
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The Galaxy S6 edge might be the best-looking phone Samsung has ever made, even if the curved screen has yet to really find value on mobile phones. But Samsung is far from giving up on its curved-and-flexible dream for smartphones and tablets. Even if it’s extremely early for such rumors considering the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are about to launch in several markets, there’s already talk about Samsung’s next big curves from South Korean publication ETNews.

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Apparently, Samsung is expecting massive Galaxy S7 orders next year, with at least one model expected to have a curved display. As a result, Samsung Display is expanding in order to be able to meet production for next year’s Galaxy S model, the publication says.

“The expansion is inevitable because it has been announced that Samsung Electronics have requested of 8 million flexible panels per month for ‘Galaxy S7,’” an unidentified company executive told ETNews.

Even so, investments in the A3 facility have been postponed until April, as Samsung Display is working on improving yields for Galaxy S6 edge displays, and dealing with equipment changes and an “internal process reformation.”

The Galaxy S7 won’t be the only Samsung smartphone to get a curved version. Unsurprisingly, the report also mentions that the Galaxy Note 5, which is expected to launch in the second half of 2015, will have a flexible OLED edge display. The Galaxy Note 4 was Samsung’s first flagship to come in two distinct models, including one with a curved screen.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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