Samsung considering a three-sided display for Galaxy Note 4, foldable screen for Note 5

It looks like Samsung is getting set to launch a mobile with a “bent” display later this year, with the most likely candidate being the Galaxy Note 4. The device will likely utilise the YOUM three-sided display technology that Samsung demoed last year. This isn’t the first time we’re hearing about a three-sided screen for the Galaxy Note 4, as rumors last month suggested the same thing.

Analysts claim that Samsung will initially look to manufacture around a million units of the device with the three-sided display, and that it would be targeted at a niche audience. Samsung’s first mobile to utilise a curved screen, the Galaxy Round, wasn’t well received, so it makes sense for the South Korean manufacturer to test the waters again instead of doing an all-out launch.

Samsung is said to be investing around $1.9 billion this year in flexible OLEDs, which is a significant investment. At its Analyst Day last year, Samsung executives revealed that the manufacturer would launch a device with a bendable screen this year, with a truly foldable device set to make its debut sometime in 2015. A major roadblock in designing a foldable device is in creating the battery. A source confirmed the same by saying, “Samsung’s battery segment is still way behind compared to its progress in display technology.” However, it looks like the manufacturer is set to rectify this by investing heavily in battery technology this year.

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ryarrell
1 year 6 months ago

Three sided display for me . I will purchase the Galaxy Note 4 day one of launch for Tmobile period.

billant
1 year 6 months ago

In my opinion all these weird screens are gimmicks, just because some crazy shape is doable, it doesn’t mean it’s useful or practical. Personally anything larger than 4.5 is no longer a comfortable phone size. They should focus more on battery time, and maybe an unbreakable 2 sided charging port (iCrap5 style) and/or even a wireless charging option. I listen to, and respect everyone’s opinion.

AdL2012
1 year 6 months ago

i’ll keep my S3 if the new S5 will not have a new look

q8peace
1 year 6 months ago

also me hell yeah s3 was so much popular

gtone339
1 year 6 months ago

Man if they are going for that flexible display for the note 4, then the GALAXY S5 shall be their last flagship smartphone to have a ‘Slate’ form factor.

q8peace
1 year 6 months ago

what about s5 is going to be the same with s4 then its fail :( not even bendable

gtone339
1 year 6 months ago

Who knows! We have to find out on the 24th of Feb!! ;)

 
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