Samsung has just recently released its first curved display device in the Galaxy Note Edge. The device was announced back in September and bears a signature curved screen edge that has a taskbar on it. The fanfare surrounding the device was immense but the critics were not too far behind. There were many detractors that were questioning the durability of this curved display.
Thus, Samsung has decided to silence its critics through a recent blog post. Through this post, Samsung claims to have conducted more than 1000 drop tests on the Galaxy Note Edge to see how the device handles the damage. They also claim to have performed several other “vigorous durability tests” to ensure that it will not kick the bucket from accidental drops or slips.
The design of the Galaxy Note Edge essentially turns one of the edges into a screen, which means that holding the device may take some practice to get used to. More importantly, the screen edge may be privy to accidental brushes of the palm and fingers as one grasps it. Samsung has already foreseen this problem and have commissioned engineers and designers to work on the touch sensor so it can distinguish between a firm tap and an accidental brush.
Samsung looks to be ahead of its detractors and this bodes well when the device is finally made available to all regions in the near future.