Samsung’s newest Galaxy S6 Edge has garnered some rave reviews from technology experts and other MWC 2015 attendees. Buoyed by a positive response to the dual-edge display of Galaxy S6 Edge, the Korean electronics giant is considering adding the unique display to its future flagship devices, including the upcoming Galaxy Note 5.
Galaxy Note 5 expected to arrive in September
A senior Samsung executive dropped hint that the Galaxy Note 5 might also sport dual-edge display. In an interview with Korea Herald, Roh Tae-moon, EVP of Samsung’s product strategy team, said there is a possibility that the company will introduce the curved display for the Galaxy Note line-up. It’s still unclear whether Samsung is planning to release only one Note with dual-edge display or two variants as it did with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Historically, Samsung launches its new Galaxy Note phablets at IFA event in September. So, we can expect to see the Galaxy Note 5 in September. When the Korean company launched Galaxy Note Edge, there was a lot of skepticism about the functionality of the curved display. But early reaction to the new dual-edge Galaxy S6 Edge is nothing less than explosive.
Galaxy Note 5 ‘Edge’ unlikely to be a limited edition concept
The dual-edge variant of the Galaxy Note 5 may be called Galaxy Note 5 Edge or Galaxy Note Edge 2. However, the latter seems highly unlikely considering the Galaxy Note Edge was a “limited edition concept” but the new Note with the curved screen won’t be a limited edition device.
Samsung lost the title of the world’s largest smartphone company to Apple in the fourth quarter of 2014. Analysts believe that the Korean company will take advantage of the curved display to boost its sales in coming months. IHS analyst Jerry Kang told Korea Herald that Samsung may use the flexible OLED display as a means to re-establish itself as a powerhouse of both hardware and design.