Galaxy Note 7 to have dual-edge curved design, No flat variant in the works!

Discussion in 'Android News' started by Preach2k, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Preach2k

    Preach2k DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,944
    Likes Received:
    1,461
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Location:
    Hometown Brooklyn, NY Now Fuquay Varina, NC
    Ratings:
    +1,498
    Current Phone Model:
    Google Pixel XL/Galaxy Note 8
    Twitter:
    DroidNCState
    [​IMG]

    Last week I asked the question Edge, non-edge, or both? ?” Well the latest News from Korea is now telling us that “Samsung is Not considering launching a flat screen version of the Note phone.” Samsung is having a change in strategy, with the company aiming more for profitability instead of market-share these days without neglecting either, and the decision to go full-on with the Galaxy Note 7 edge instead of flat variant seems to be in line with the Samsung's new direction. Not only will the Galaxy Note 7 edge help Samsung increase its overall profit, but it will also give Samsung the opportunity to showcase its newest idea that is becoming something of a new fad.


    The edge is “the new flat,” with the edge serving a number of purposes for the smartphone experience. News feeds, app shortcuts, and so on with the edge, you can also use the edge to write on the screen (which Samsung is saving for the upcoming Galaxy) and aesthetically, the smartphone as a whole is easier to hold and easier to press against the ear when making a phone call, for example. The next Galaxy Note phablet will be Samsung’s best work ever.

    Source
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. Briankbl

    Briankbl Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    953
    Likes Received:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +98
    I'm NOT liking the sound of this. I've hated every edge screen galaxy I've held. Granted, I haven't held the S7 edge yet. I know they've made some design tweaks, but the Edge line last year was a pain to hold or pick up...

    If given the choice, I'd go regular flat screen all day.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  3. Clamshell

    Clamshell Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2012
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    San Diego
    Ratings:
    +60
    Oh no. Say it ain't so. This was on my short list but not now. Short list is now Z force or new Nexus.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  4. pchain

    pchain Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2014
    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    99
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +105
    Disappointing if true. Not sure what phone I'd get next now.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  5. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,079
    Likes Received:
    1,506
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Ratings:
    +1,670
    Current Phone Model:
    Google Pixel
    As an owner of the s7 edge, I find this news a bit disappointing. To me, the edge screen is indeed an impressive engineering feat, but I feel it doesn't bring anything extra to the playing field that a flat screen can't. Visually it's awesome, but functionally, I have yet to really think of any way this edge screen has really benefited me. Sure I've used the edge functionalities such as app drawer, weather edge, and offscreen notifications, but I feel these features could easily be implemented in a flat screen.

    As much as I like this s7 edge, my note 5 was easier to hold. My palm or fingers weren't touching the edges of the screen to throw off any inputs. I've gotten used to holding the phone a certain way now, but it was actually a fairly long learning curve.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. Raydee35

    Raydee35 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Messages:
    357
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +22
    Looks like no more Sammy for me, very disappointed.

    Sent from my SM-T320 using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  7. Preach2k

    Preach2k DF News Team Reporter

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,944
    Likes Received:
    1,461
    Trophy Points:
    363
    Location:
    Hometown Brooklyn, NY Now Fuquay Varina, NC
    Ratings:
    +1,498
    Current Phone Model:
    Google Pixel XL/Galaxy Note 8
    Twitter:
    DroidNCState
    If this phone is as powerful as they say it is going to be. This will still be my next phone.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. LoneWolfArcher

    LoneWolfArcher Silver Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    1,791
    Likes Received:
    470
    Trophy Points:
    128
    Ratings:
    +618
    AWESOME! Love my S7 Edge, and am close to convincing the wife (still using her OG Moto X) to take it so I can get the Note 7! -insert banging head smilie here-
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. LoneWolfArcher

    LoneWolfArcher Silver Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    1,791
    Likes Received:
    470
    Trophy Points:
    128
    Ratings:
    +618
    I like it so much that I hope to never have a flat screen phone again. Different strokes.............
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. LoneWolfArcher

    LoneWolfArcher Silver Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    1,791
    Likes Received:
    470
    Trophy Points:
    128
    Ratings:
    +618
    Also, for many of the complaints in this thread, I found that the Otterbox Symmetry case is perfect for my S7 Edge. Makes it the perfect phone. As stated above, I love the look of the curved screen so much I can't ever see going back.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Batman8

    Batman8 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    USA
    Ratings:
    +30
    This is indeed disappointing news. I have looked forward to this new Note since Samsung screwed up the Note 5 (with no SDcard, removable battery, etc.). I should have known they would do something "uncommon" again to screw things up as usual.

    I am not a fan of the "edge" series, so I'm not sure what my next device will be now!

    Thanks a lot SAMMY!!!! :mad:
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  12. zinethar

    zinethar Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010
    Messages:
    294
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Near Rochester, NY
    Ratings:
    +159
    Current Phone Model:
    Note 4
    I will now have to wait and see and try it before I jump to it. I love my Note 4 but still press random icons when picking it up and it would seem an edge phone would be worse. It has been years since I've put a case on my phone (love the leather feel of the Note 4) but if that adds just enough grab to not hit the icons I'd try it. Not happy but maybe they can convince me otherwise.