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Galaxy Note 3 might still sport unbreakable YOUM display, Samsung management with a month to decide

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Galaxy Note 3 might still sport unbreakable YOUM display, Samsung management with a month to decide
It seems that the heavy word hasn't been spoken by the management regarding the eventual flexible AMOLED display in the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 phablet.

We heard that there are at least three versions in testing before, and one is outfitted with the plastic substrate OLED display of Samsung's YOUM brand, that should make the device more durable should you drop it, thanks to the bendable nature of the screen.

Now producing those flexible panels for the giant Note 3 in the quantities that the phone is likely to sell, has proven to be a challenge for Samsung, yet a batch is still likely to be greenlit, depending on the production advancements, says a Korean publication, and the management has until the end of August to mull exactly how things will proceed. 

Apparently by then it will be clear if Samsung Display will be able to churn out enough Full HD screens with plastic substrates, so we can see the first such phone from Samsung materialize in the Note 3, or perhaps a separate version of it with more limited availability, marketed with "unbreakable" display. We cross fingers for at least the latter, as there's still a month to go.

source: Asiae.co.kr via G4Games

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posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:43 15

1. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


samsung bring it on

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:44 1

2. ScottSchneider (Posts: 279; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Wow...

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:44 3

3. someones4 (Posts: 613; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


i can only get a note 3 by year end if at all. Really hope that they will have a nice version of it available then.
An important lesson in buying gadgets is to hold out until the better versions come along

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:55 4

7. aditya.k (Posts: 409; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


''...hold out until the better versions come along.'' infinite wait!
New things keep on coming, you buy what's best then!

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:59 2

8. Commentator (Posts: 2180; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Not if you buy the very last one that's released before your death / the end of the world.

Who wouldn't die happy knowing they have the latest and greatest in mobile technology?

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 09:43 2

20. a_merryman (Posts: 546; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Normal people? If I'm on my deathbed, one of the very last things I'm going to think is "Thankfully I have the latest and greatest in mobile technology!"

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:45 5

4. ama3654 (Posts: 233; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


please wow us Samsung, I for one is anxiously waiting, proper Octa/Mali plus YOUM display will blast everything out of the water

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:48

5. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Im completely ignoring any more rumors with device. First you said it would have a screen like this, then you said it wouldnt and now your saying it might. Make your mind up!!

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 05:55

6. mottykels (Posts: 362; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Flexible display is a great innovation but imagine if you're gonna use this a phone? Its so wierd and uncomfortable MAYBE.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 06:12

10. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


There is nothing wierd about flexible display, it will feel and look the same like other phone, the only different is the screen will be more durable (not unbreakable) than normal display

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 06:00 5

9. Topcat488 (Posts: 1037; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Samsung Alway waits for LG to come out first... If it was announced that LG will definitely bring out their unbreakable screen "yesterday" for example, then Samsung would announce that theirs will be coming out "today".

Samsung only pushes innovation when they're under pressure.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 06:50 4

14. shuaibhere (Posts: 876; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


its other way around..
if samsung announced something lg comes in between and makes some half baked stuff...

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 09:58

21. justsayit (Posts: 112; Member since: 09 May 2013)


remember, screen quality is better than any thing
more durable ,
just put a dragontail glass
was very durable

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 06:25 2

11. KiranPAUSER (Posts: 73; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


Flexible displays will not be much success with phones but it will be hugely popular with wearable devices.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 06:28

12. AfterShock (Posts: 1256; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Like other models they make, it'll come in a few variants, which leaves a bitter taste for some.
Its beginning to look like KD section at market, which version do you want while only giving spirals or white chess variants to certain markets an not others that want them.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 06:40 3

13. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2096; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


That's why Sammy is a leader, it's aggressive, fast and customer friendly with leading technology.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 07:31 1

15. number29 (Posts: 128; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Won't they also need to develop flexible glass coverings for these displays? It would seem to me (anecdotally) that the biggest point of failure on a modern smartphone is the glass display covering. So surely a flexible display is rather meaningless when the glass covering it is still just as easy to scratch and break as before?

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 07:45

16. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5637; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


That's what I've been waiting fir! YOUM.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 07:46

17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5637; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


My fault I mean for.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 08:04

18. pyradark (Posts: 710; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


So the screen doesnt break, then the others parts break, so whats the point!!!

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 09:26

19. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Flexible display will help Samsung fragile design construction a lot in terms of durability, it will be better than Gorila Glass 3 on S4.

But i’m 100% sure it’s not unbreakable.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 11:02

22. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1037; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Will it still have fragile gorilla glass 3 for a front panel though?

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 11:49

23. 1113douglas (Posts: 170; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


please please please! before apple comes up with a way to use it, and sue you for it.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 15:16

24. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


neither gorilla nor dragontrail won´t cut. Glass is easy to shatter no matter what. Look at saphire glass used in watches. Hard to scratch, easy to break (although I wratched mine). Plastic? Just the opposite. Maybe they should develop sratch resistant plastic one.
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