Edge Displays For Everyone!!!

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Sevanw, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Sevanw macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2014
    One major advantage of being a true OEM is that you actually invent core technologies that allow you to be on the cutting edge and a leader in your industry. There's no doubt Sammy's edge displays are a clear example of this. Well now it seems other manufacturers want a peice of that tech. Expect to see more edge displays in the near future.

  2. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    I hope they get creative with it, instead of just making replicas.

    What ever happened to the LG Flex? I thought that phone was going to be a huge seller. I remember playing with it in a store years ago and was impressed.
  3. Sevanw thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2014
    The more edge displays become common, the better chance of developers taking advantage of it. Win/Win.
  4. Quicklite macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2011
    Agreed - until bendable screen comes around! :) Tried a S6 edge a long time ago - a bit weird to get used to but really slick idea!
  5. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    I figured when I first saw the S6 edge a year ago, others would eventually copy Samsung within 18 months. Seems alot sooner. All those times Samsung gets labeled a copycat. Now they are setting design trends...
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It can depend on how far this actually spreads, as some cheap(ish) copycat devices from "off"brand manufacturers really doesn't represent a design trend aside from them just trying to capitalize on whatever popularity and marketing Samsung carries basically.
  7. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    I was never a fan of the edge. Aesthetically, it looks amazing, but for holding the phone it isn't so great. I tried playing with it multiple times in Best Buy and carrier stores, but I just didn't like the feel in hand. The edges are so slim that there isn't anything to hold on to.
  8. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    At least Samsung is setting design trends than just making smartphones bigger. I thought HTC's BoomSound speakers would catch on but it never did become a standard. Leading Chinese OEMs like Huawei and Xiaomi will soon be aping Samsung's edge display when Samsung has been long criticized for ugly designs, cheap build quality, and being an Apple copycat. The screen innovations usually come from the South Koreans TV makers in Samsung and LG.
  9. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Speaking about Chinese, is the ZTE Axon any good? The specs on the Pro are outrageous for the dollar spent.
  10. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    The curved screen is very cool, but ultimately just a gimmick. I don't think it makes them a leader, just another company throwing out gimmicks like Apple with 3d touch and that awful LG flex. They are trying to invigorate a stale market. Personally I can't wait for foldable screens, that's where the true revolution lies. The first to market with a truly usable foldable screen will truly be cutting edge and a leader.

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