Samsung’s Galaxy S Series lineup has been their flagship right from the first Galaxy S. So far we have had 7 iterations for the same, and while briefly, the Galaxy Note series overtook it, Samsung has restored the parity in the past couple of years. The Galaxy S Series looks like will continue to remain the true flagship of Samsung at least for the foreseeable future. In 2016, we were treated to two Galaxy S devices, just like in 2015, you had the regular Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge. The S7 Edge is the current flagship phone as it features a curved screen on the edges of the device, a bit of a rare sight when it comes to smartphones today. However, if you did not like the curved screen, you could still go ahead and pick the Galaxy S7, with a completely flat display. But this may change in 2017.
If the latest reports are to go by then Samsung may completely ditch away from having a flat Galaxy S smartphone. We have already see that with the note series, where the Note 7 comes with a curved display and the users have little choice. It has been reported that the Galaxy S8, which will presumably be the next Galaxy S flagship phone given that Samsung continues wth the naming moniker and series that they have for the past so many years, would come with a curved display.
The information comes from Koh Dong-jin, the head of Samsung’s mobile business, in a media interview in New York last week, where he was quoted as saying:
Samsung has considered that it would make the edge display as the identity of the Galaxy S smartphone lineup if the company can provide consumers differentiated user experience through software and user-friendly functions (for the curved screen).
This move would also rightly differentiate the Galaxy S series with the likes of A Series or E Series phones, which are also premium devices but without any edged displays. It is interesting that there is no mention of the Note series here, so perhaps Samsung would be open to bringing a flat Note device back, depending upon the success or the lack of the same on the Note 7.