Screening Back to the Future
The first home TVs that came out in the 50s and 60s had curved screens. Then came the age of flat screen TVs. Then smartphones came on the scene with flat screens. Now curved screen smartphones are in vogue. Screens for consumer viewing are turning full circle.
Times of India reports that South Korean giant Samsung may embrace curved screens in a big way. The company has hinted that it may completely ditch flat-screen models in the future Galaxy S devices. In an interview, Samsung Mobile chief Dong-jin Koh told Korea Herald website, "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)." If Koh's statement is any indication, we might see next year's edition of Galaxy S (likely to be called Galaxy S8) sport dual-curved screen.