Samsung has had a lot of success with its edge version of the Galaxy S smartphones that the company has decided to ditch the flat screen models once and for all.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 was the first phone to receive an edge treatment. It was largely seen as an experiment from Samsung to see whether there would be real interest from the market. It has proven to be the case as the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has become one of the biggest hits of 2016.
The success of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has also convinced of the South Korean company to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with no flat screen version. Now, Samsung Mobile Chief Dong-jinKoh has confirmed that there will not be any flat screen version of the Galaxy S smartphones in the future. This would mean that the only major differentiating element between the Galaxy S Edge models and the Galaxy Note phones would be the S pen.
The recently launched the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes with a 5.7-inch screen which has curved elements at the sides. This provides a bezel free experience when viewing at the device. The added advantage of this Note phone is the S pen, which has been improved even more with new features like the gif creator tool. Furthermore, the stylus can be used underwater just like the phone which is now waterproof for the first time ever in the series. The best aspect about being waterproofed is that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 does not come with any ports or unnecessary aspects that may otherwise ruin the excellent design.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sticks by the design philosophy of the Samsung Galaxy S7 which has been extremely successful. Some may not be happy with the fingerprint magnet of a body, but it does lend a premium look to the device. The phone uses the latest snapdragon 820 processor along with 4 GB of RAM. However, there are rumors about an upcoming version with 6 GB of RAM. This version will also reportedly come with 128 GB of internal storage rather than the 64 GB of on-board storage in the current version. This, however, may be meaningless given that the phone supports up to 256 GB through memory cards. The phone will be available for deliveries from August 19 and it will cost around $950 in the United States.