I am quite sure, that nothing is being done about the concerns brought up here.
If these points were brought up repeatedly in the US, Indian, European markets, then there's a chance that they would be taken seriously, at least somewhat seriously.
Unfortunately, the Canadian market is almost an afterthought for Samsung, or so it certainly seems.
It's our fault - and Samsung is playing it smart hoping this just stays as it is. 325 people not buying a Samsung flagship phone loses them about $700,000 - which I bet is less than their budget just for one day's worth of coffee and donuts for their offices in North America. If this was 325,000 or even just 32,500 people not buying phones at $2,000 a piece - that would cause them to lose $65,000,000 - and I promise you that if that happened - Samsung would be begging us to buy custom built phones they would hand make for each one of us each one of those with our names embossed on them in 24K gold letters - not to mention it would be designed to address all of the issues that were raised.
It's as simple as that.
If Samsung wants to follow Apple they can do it but at least I feel like Ultra should be a Samsung fan phone instead of regular flagship.
So, my suggestion to Samsung if they are really listening to their customers release three flagship models with flat screens, same chipsets and same cameras for mass market where people don't care curved screens, stylus etc. Also make Android as simple as possible without much customizations for performance. Utilize the space of stylus to put bigger battery. So these phones will be lite Android, with performance and long battery life to compete with iPhones.
Release the current Ultra phone as a fan edition by adding SD card, stylus, 3.5 mm jack, curved screen, Android customizations etc exclusively for Samsung fans. That way the light Android flagship phones which run smooth, with bigger batteries, performance orientated are targeted for general people who care much for performance and battery life. Whereas Ultra phone is for Samsung fans with all iconic Samsung features which can be bought by Samsung fans.
The screen should be fit for the task, which on the "Note" or "Ultimate/aka Note" series isn't just watching movies, but working with documents and text or detailed graphic content rich websites - things like Visio diagrams, business presentations, Word documents and such. It should have enough of a bezel around it to allow a person to hold it securely in one hand, as opposed to watching a movie on it when it's just laying on a table or something, and to allow reading - not just "watching", of the entire screen area while it is handheld.
But - this is what MY personal preferences are, so my advice to Samsung is to at least try to poll their users - and in this case - "business" users specifically, as opposed to "entertainment and gaming" users, I guess, and see what features are really important to enough of us to justify implementing them on the "business-user focused-devices" like what used to be referred to, and I think should go back to being referred to as "Samsung Galaxy Note Series", as such a device is VERY different in its target user-base than the "S" series might be (high-end gaming and multimedia users, as I see it. The more "Apple" type use cases.
I forgot to mention that having a curved screen negates almost the whole benefit of having a stylus, as you can't use the stylus for what it's mostly intended for - writing, on a curved surface, nor can you hold a phone that has no bezel on one hand, while trying to write any amount of meaningful text on it with your other hand using the stylus. The stylus, as even Samsung obviously admits given that it's about the only feature of the "Note" series that it didn't stop offering, is NOT just an expensive and resource (and space) consuming alternative to using your finger like a mouse - it is a writing instrument, and should be supported as such by the platform it is offered on. That, unless you write with your real pen on curved surface blocks of paper, excludes curves screens, beyond the reasons I noted above.
Thank you for your response