Samsung Galaxy S7 and Note 5 tipped to join curved screen revolution

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Note 5 tipped to join curved screen revolution

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have just been launched to pretty much unanimous critical acclaim but that hasn’t stopped Samsung from planning the Galaxy S7, and it looks like its next flagship smartphone will feature even more curves and flexibility.

It appears that the positive reaction to the new devices, and especially the Galaxy S6 Edge which features a screen that curves over two edges of the handset, has led Samsung to expect huge sales of next year’s follow up, the Galaxy S7.

Because of this, the Samsung Display division is expanding to meet the expected demand, according to South Korean website ETNews.

High hopes

An unnamed source reckons Samsung has requested 8 million flexible panels a month in preparation for the Galaxy S7.

ETNews’ report also claims that the Galaxy S7 won’t be the only Samsung handset to get a curved screen, as apparently the Galaxy Note 5 – which is expected to launch later this year – will also come with a flexible OLED edge display.

Samsung is also working on improving yields for the Galaxy S6 Edge’s curved screens, which should mean that getting hold of the popular device will soon be much easier.