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Galaxy Note III to have the first plastic OLED screen

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Galaxy Note III to have the first plastic OLED screen
Yet another interesting rumor about the Samsung Galaxy Note III has hit us today. We've already heard that Samsung might be planning a 6" display for its new phablet, but SamMobile is now adding a whole new perspective to the story. According to the source, Samsung is to equip the Note III with the world's first plastic OLED screen. The plastic substrate will allow to company to make the whole device significantly thinner and lighter than the current handsets with glass substrate.

Samsung fan-site, SamMobile, believes that thanks to this, the Note III will have a thickness of just 0.31" (8mm). In contrast, the Note II is 0.37" (9.4mm) thick. An additional bonus is said to be the presence of a bigger battery, due to the thinner display panel, though that seems a bit strange, since if Samsung decides to fill the newly freed space with more battery, then how is the device itself going to be that much thinner? We wouldn't be surprised if Samsung goes for some kind of middle ground, with a slightly thinner Note III and a slightly bigger battery.

Another characteristic of this new plastic OLED would be that it's very, very tough. This kind of display is actually being called "unbreakable" by some, though we all know that there are few things in this world that our clumsy hands cannot break.

Now for the bad news. The unofficial sources report that the Galaxy Note III will be introduced at IFA 2013, which takes place from September 6 to September 13, with launch scheduled for Q4. Having in mind the Note II's pre-IFA 2012 launch last year, this bit of information does sound somewhat plausible.

source: SamMobile

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posted on 22 Apr 2013, 03:42 5

1. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 494; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


flexible displays as well? hmm

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 04:57 19

6. Note2waitingonNote3 (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


Perfect display, Great battery life, and the best software implementations and features solutions.

After the total enjoyment of the Galaxy Note 2 it's only fair that I will be purchasing the Galaxy Note 3.

Nothing else will ever matter in 2013 nor will anything ever top this device from September to July 2014.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 09:30 12

23. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Hey I love my HTC Droid DNA, but once the Samsung Galaxy Note III comes out that will be my phone. My HTC Droid DNA will become my wife's phone for sure.

The Samsung Galaxy Note III will be the phone of phones.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 10:09 8

26. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 962; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I agree. i cant wait for the Note III.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 12:06

28. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 240; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I want google to make something in the phablet category already. I love the note 2 and running some Carbon love on it. The touchwiz stuff was nice, but not for me. I'm a sucker for the ASOP feel. But more than likely, the note 3 will be my next baby.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 14:40 5

33. Leo_MC (Posts: 476; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


That will be your tiny tablet because Note is not a phone.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 15:13 3

37. torr310 (Posts: 334; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I just worry things that exceeded 5.5" is too big to put in my jean's pocket. I don't wanna carry a bag like ladies do.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 07:52 1

19. ajac09 (Posts: 1341; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


no it wont have a flexible display. samsung already said not till 2014

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 17:25

41. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


It will just mean the display is damn near impossible to break.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 03:45 3

2. FlushGordon (unregistered)


As long as it is not GorillaGlass2..I'm fine with it.

That damn thing is brittle

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 03:48 11

3. tech2 (Posts: 1774; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Of course not, GS4 has Gorilla Glass 3. I very much doubt if they'd put an older technology in a newer device.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 15:38 1

38. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Not enough improvements for me to give up my Note II. Maybe the Note IV will have enough improvements to make me pass down my Note II.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 14:37

51. imkyle (Posts: 969; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I agree that the Note 2 is still one of the best phones in 2013, but the Note 3 will have a 1080 p screen which it needs for a device with such a large screen. The processor that the new Note will have, will most likely be a beast and to me those are two reasons to upgrade if you have the money.

posted on 12 May 2013, 22:17

67. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Plus your aging Note II will have fewer scratches on its glass screen than someone's week old Note III with its plastic screen. It may be shatterproof and good for careless butterfingers out there, but will fall victim to anything in your pocket

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 04:37 3

5. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Whatever glass it is, if bezels are too thin, dropping the phone and the phone lands on its corner or sides on contact with the ground and it will crack. Small surface area of contact means higher force and pressure on impact. If the phone fell even face down and the screen lands flat on the ground it is less likely to break compared to landing on its sides or corners.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 05:28 8

10. saffant (Posts: 210; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


What a silly hypothesis. 10/10 times phones that fall flat on their screens break more often than those that fall on their side.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 09:34 1

24. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


That's my personal experience, Go and study a bit of physics. Landing flat on ground will only scratch the screen at most.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 15:40

39. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Not if a pebble of some sort is present.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 12:59 1

29. joonyboy (Posts: 40; Member since: 11 Nov 2010)


.....just don't drop it then.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 04:13

4. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


well i hope that the note III will ba made of non glossy plastic or light aluminum and change their design.The screen will be perfect.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 04:57 3

7. Phaze0085 (Posts: 99; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


As long as the screen is 6" or bigger, then I really dont care. Id love it if the Note 3 had the 6.3" screen that the Mega has, but it seems obvious that wont happen.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 05:29 2

11. saffant (Posts: 210; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


If the Note 3 is any bigger than the Note 2 in terms of its dimensions, it'd be a flop.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 09:38 1

25. McLTE (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I have to agree with this. I very much enjoy the size of my Note II, however if they increase the chassis size at all for the Note III, I will possibly reconsider buying one.

The Note II is glorious to be sure, though pushing boundaries size wise. It's not as pocketable as previoius phones.. and being 6'8", big pockets is not really an issue! lol I find myself keeping the phone in jacket pockets (chest) rather than jeans pocket whenever possible.

I sincerely hope they keep the Note III very similar in size.. a mm here and there won't kill me, but if it gets too big, I'm out.

Having said that.. shrink the bezel and stuff the biggest screen possible in the same size chassis! :)

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 14:05 1

31. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 962; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


Im 6'7" and I understand where you're coming from McLTE!! if its over 6", it's too big even for uss tall people. Id like for the Note III to be no more 5.9in, 3GB RAM, enhanced S-Pen functionality (as if it doesnt need anymore lol) at least a 4000MaH battery, and Jelly Bean or whatever Android OS that will be available at that time

I may be overdoing it, but it would be a start

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 14:44 2

34. Leo_MC (Posts: 476; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


If it won't have 54 TB of RAM and 1 EB of removable SD card + 1PB of cloud, it will be a dissapointment...
And don't forget a 55" mind controlled display.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 14:47

35. Phaze0085 (Posts: 99; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Well, its obviously going to get bigger, I mean, look what they have done with the S4. The Question is, how much bigger is it going to be. Like I said, Id love to see it be 6" or bigger. 5.9" isnt precisely 6" and is be disappointed with another baby step (5.3, 5.5, 5.7)

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 06:24 7

13. h4ck3d (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


I have a Note 2... but if the Note 3 comes with his overall size bigger I will buy the S4. If Samsung put a 5.9 screen without change the size of the phone: Shut Up And Take My Money.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 06:56

14. tomn1ce (Posts: 98; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


Exactly my thought. If they manage to make the Note 3 with a 6" display in the overall size of the Note 2 I'll be picking this one up...If its bigger I will go for the GS4 or whatever Motorola has in the oven..

posted on 10 May 2013, 11:06

63. Furbal (Posts: 229; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Same here, my note 2 footprint is about as large as I want to go.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 13:07

30. _PHug_ (Posts: 380; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


The S4 has a bigger screen in a smaller frame when compared to the S3.

So, I expect the Note3 will have a bigger screen in a smaller frame or at least the same frame as the Note2.

I feel that is why they came out with the Mega. Let the Mega push the boundaries of phone and tablet and let the Note stay the perfect phone. IMO

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 05:05 7

8. KeyboardWarrior (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


And the last non-plastic part on Samsung phone is gone...

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 17:27

42. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Plastic screens are the future, do you really think flexible screens will use glass?

posted on 12 May 2013, 22:19

68. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Until everyone gets ticked off by all the scratches on the screen. That's why people pay extra for their glasses to have glass lenses instead of plastic.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 05:26 3

9. Neurone (Posts: 54; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Plastic ? not again ! ,
i wonder if they could make battery out of plastic, then it would be a unibody plastic design. Plastic is sort of sammy's trademark these days....

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 06:22 8

12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6131; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Their talking bout the oled screen will have a flexible plastic screen. They havent official announced the type of body structure yet. U dont like plastic buy the HTC One or a glass phone

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 08:52 2

20. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Haha u dont hav neurons actually

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 07:19 5

15. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Haha sammy haters strike LOL

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 07:23 1

16. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Hmm....plastic OLED.....interesting!

Flexible display anyone? :P

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 07:33 1

17. Daftama (Posts: 562; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Ppl talk none sense if it this or that...Im with the flexibl3 display

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 07:36

18. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I will be surprised if Samsung make a Galaxy Note 3 with OLED flexible display. :)

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 17:30

43. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Not having to worry about your phone cracking will be nice when every device switches to this.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 09:18 4

21. bparkerson (unregistered)


My concern is not so much the screen breaking but scratching the display. Seems to me a plastic display would be extremely easy to scratch. Can you imagine what it would look like over a two year contract?

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 09:25 1

22. rgxVOiD (Posts: 432; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Why would a flexible display matters if the phone can't be flex? It defeats the purpose of having one

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 15:44 2

40. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It's just another selling point that Sammy is trying to use on consumers, not impressed.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 20:08

47. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Cant u get it?? You and rgxvoid are f**ckng trolls and haters, if u dont want samsung den dont read artvles abt them....
It's flexible coz its plastc but they dont emphasize abt its flexbility, they focused on its topnotch durability and how the phone wil be slimmer..

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 11:05 1

27. Joosty (Posts: 26; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


My body is ready...

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 06:54 1

56. evxenion (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I'm sure you've been practicing those wonderful hand stretching/enlarging routines as invented by Samsung - too bad they don't provide a manual 4 their patented technique along with their devices! Lol!

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 14:39

32. Leo_MC (Posts: 476; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


Is it also scratchfree?

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 15:35

52. Leo_MC (Posts: 476; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


You thumbed down my comment because of the grammar?
It's a question, you dumbass!!!

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 15:11

36. Twisted247 (Posts: 197; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


I'd much rather Samsung push back the release date in order to get it correct and be able to release a solid model across the board like they did with the Note2...

I do NOT want them to push it so it comes out early only to not have sufficient hardware like the s4 and end up giving the states the ish end of the stick again and sticking us with the weaker setup.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 17:36 1

44. itreday (Posts: 68; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Screen sizes are getting ridicules, I wonder when will they get so big that they start decreasing in size. I'm glad apples not following trend. Anything over 5 inches is far to big for a phone..

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 06:57 1

57. evxenion (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


I'm glad sm1 in this forum at least has common sense! The Note owners don't mind if it's 20'' also, all they care abt is d bigger, d better!

posted on 01 May 2013, 13:18

59. itreday (Posts: 68; Member since: 24 May 2012)


Samsung is brain washing them.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 18:51 1

45. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


LOL Plastic phone, plastic screen? What's next?!

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 19:25

46. reten (Posts: 43; Member since: 03 Apr 2013)


Plastic TROLL

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 22:27

48. gigaraga (Posts: 491; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


This is great i would SO get it when it comes out

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 00:05 2

49. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Sure plastic is more pliable and wont break if you drop or step on it, but there is a reason people spend extra to get the lenses on their glasses made out of glass.... Plastic easily scratches. You may not notice the slight scratches on the phones body but you will the clear screen. You have to be careless to break a glass screen, but no matter how careful you are the plastic screen will scratch.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 11:21

50. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


I have fallen in love with my Note II so much so that I dont know if Ill ever go back to screen size less than 5.5"...IMO I think anywhere from 5.8"-6" will be a good size as long as Samsung shrinks the bezels and add just a few mm here and there!

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 07:00

58. evxenion (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Nah! Y settle 4 jst 6''? I'd have thought 10'' wud be more 2 ur liking!

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 14:38

53. samsuper (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


Yes oled display have a bright future.

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