A Korean media rekindles rumors of a Galaxy Note 3 with flexible display, claims it's coming next month
Despite the fact that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ranked among the biggest product launches in the mobile space this year, with all that's been going on, Sammy's phablet has been pretty much forced into the back of our minds. As you can guess, that's a marketing division's worst nightmare, so it does make sense that the media should start drumming about it once again. Fortunately for all involved, in this particular case we don't mind at all.
Why don't we mind? Well, it's because of a new rumor that has shot the Galaxy Note 3 right at the top of our consciousness once again – a limited edition Galaxy Note 3 with a flexible display may finally find the key out of science fiction aficionados' imagination and become reality as soon as next month!
Sure, this certainly isn't the first time we hear about the tech, and Samsung's involvement in it. There was even a pretty persistent theory back in the days before the Note 3's unveiling, claiming that the phone will come in three variants. Those included the Note 3 that we know, a lower cost LCD variant of it, and a special edition with a flexible display. Whether you're a believer in the aforementioned theory or not is entirely up to you, as at this point – it really feels like it can go either way.
1. pankajgupta (Posts: 57; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
A rumor for sure. But will be good if it actually happens.
Will result in many more innovative uses and functions.
2. affandi (Posts: 82; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
The Note 3 is like the iPhone 5s, just a short bus stop until the real deal (Note 4 and iPhone 6) comes ut, so I doubt this!
6. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
So the note 3 might still get the flexible display. I almost guarentee that you wont be able the bend the device which makes putting a flexible display in it completely pointless!!
7. tedkord (Posts: 3778; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
No it doesn't. It makes the screen much harder to crack if you drop it.
13. nctx77 (Posts: 228; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
Wrong, the screen doesn't crack, but the glass does.
8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 1871; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Yes we won't be able to bend the device, still they are putting a flexible display, who knows it might happen in the future. Also if phone falls down then this screen helps to adjust according to surfaces in some sorts so that it resists itself from damaging more than today's screens.
11. NickSDC (Posts: 10; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Sweet. The plastic back *and* front. Good job Sammy. "Customers complaining about plastic? You get MORE PLASTIC." Lol.
Lets break this down. Plastic screens will scratch, won't crack. Glass screens will crack, harder to scratch. If the Note 3 is the same quality construction as the previous gen, I don't think a plastic screen is necessary. Mine was dropped several times, various heights. Body glove slim case. And held up like a champ. I assume this plastic screen may be more for marketing but who knows.
15. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 753; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Even though I think bendable displays for smart phones are going to be pretty useless, they do have potential so I'm going to wait and see. Plus they are STRONGER than current screens.
Here's just one example:
12. Knightmare64 (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)
Would be AWESOME. Less cracked screens,.
14. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5468; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
If this true just glad i skipped all the other GALAXY PHONE/NOTE'S. and hope it will come with KITKAT out of the box.
16. warren24 (Posts: 18; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
phonearena please....the korean interenet press is often uncredible source that is often run by a bunch of interns who generate rumors to gain clicks...
this isnt even worth reading...