Sources in China are indicating that Xiaomi’s next major phone to be released, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, may launch with a curved edge display. Thus far Samsung has been the only manufacturer offering devices with their curved edge displays, although the Vivo Xplay 5 just launched at the beginning of this month with a curved edge display. Depending on timing, the Mi Note 2 could hit the market as the device with the largest curved edge display to date.
Details are still thin regarding the Mi Note 2. The original Mi Note came with a 5.7-inch screen, so the expectation is that the updated model will get at least that size if not larger. Sources do think Xiaomi will equip the device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip.
Samsung’s curved edge devices have been solid products for the company. They have not set any sales records, but they do show that there is definitely a market for devices that show at least a little bit of variance from the standard smartphone form factor. For that reason, we expect to see more manufacturers offer curved edge display models in their lineups. The demand is strong enough that Samsung has even made some significant investments in their production capabilities to add capacity. Even Apple is rumored to be looking at the displays for the iPhone 8.