Report: Samsung GALAXY Note III to be equipped with a 6 inch non-flexible AMOLED display
In a report to clients, the investment house said that it does not believe that Samsung is ready to mass produce flexible OLED screens, and that the Korean based manufacturer needs more time to "adopt it for the major models." According to one report, Samsung Display plans on producing the flexible OLED screens at its A2 P3 line where only 24,000 screens can be currently produced a month. That will not even come close to the numbers that Samsung would need to fulfill demand.
Fellow Korean manufacturer LG had previously announced that it would deliver a handset with a flexible display before the end of the year, but it too is said to be having problems mass-producing the part. As a result, speculation is that LG will delay the launch of a smartphone with a flexible display. Both Samsung and LG use different technologies in producing their flexible screens.
The Samsung GALAXY Note III could be unveiled at IFA 2013 in Berlin and is expected to be launched in the third quarter of this year.
source: OLED-DISPLAY.net via AndroidAuthority
7. AnTuTu (Posts: 596; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
It has to be edge to edge if that is the screen size. I think Sammy is not fully ready with its Flexible but who knows what they are cooking :)
41. Daftama (Posts: 540; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Spoke with a sammy rep they said most likely 2014 and it will be its own line up....they dont want to take away from what sells already incase ppl dont like it they have a choice. ...they want a new line up every2-3 when I mean line I mean high end like s4 note 2 than s5 note 3 tln the flexible its own line up
14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5155; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
5.9(9) is effectively 6 inches. With a screen resolution of 1080p, a 5.9 (even 6.0) inch screen will probably fit inside of the present Note II chassis footprint.
Add in the processor, camera, S-pen, etc. upgrades, and the Note III becomes compelling. Guess what I will be buying when it becomes available on VZW?
26. sharks (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)
Finally some tasty news to keep us satisfied until Google I/O. I want more!!
2. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)
More Spen capabilities and apps
Low-light shots improvement, i doubt
Octo core or s800
Rgb M.FullHD sAmoled
18. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 650; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
still no RGB coz sAMOLED plus is RGD... remaining is still pentile
3. Daftama (Posts: 540; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
We need a change. . Octa core 2.9gz push it to the limits
10. yyuu1000 (Posts: 149; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
it will over heat and it will not be suported and by the way intel makes those but for PC
6. Kurai (unregistered)
it's not even a phone anymore . . .
15. Kurai (unregistered)
that's why i said it's not a phone anymore . . .
29. shuaibhere (Posts: 685; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
It doesn't need to be a to phone..to be a phone killer....
note series has proved it's worth...
31. Leo_MC (Posts: 384; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
Why would one buy a phone that's not a phone but is a "phone killer" without being a real phone when one can buy a tablet or an ultrabook?!
33. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)
It is a phone and a mini tablet..
Just try and you will find the goodies of technology. Dont stick with your iphone or ipad
34. Leo_MC (Posts: 384; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
I use a phone for communicating and a Windows powered laptop for productivity, office and some media.
I have no use of a huge phone/tiny tablet.
36. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 May 2013)
Ok. We just want all-in-one device.epic
39. Leo_MC (Posts: 384; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
A good all-in-one device is a laptop with GSM sim card and BT headset.
A bad device is Note.
37. nobelset (Posts: 260; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
Might as well buy a nokia 3310 and a laptop, if that's your point. F. Y. I since the note series have large screens we can actually use tablet optimized apps pretty well.
40. Leo_MC (Posts: 384; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)
Note can't do anything my average size phone can't (except pen realated apps); but my phone has an advantage: it fits in my palm and in my pockets.
When I need to see a presentation, a video, a worksheet 5-7" screens are way too small so I take out my 13" laptop.
When I need to write an email no software can compare to a Vaio or a Thinkpad physical keyboard.
Taking pictures with tablets (even tiny ones) is stupid; I rather do it with my average size phone.
An app designed to fit on a 4" 480x800 screen looks like sh*t on 6" (tiny tablets like Note/Mega can't run tablet written apps).
Android can't compare to Windows; ARM can't compare to Intel's i5/7; Samsung memory can't compare to Corsair and whatever videocard has a tiny tablet, it can only run games with 5-10 years ago quality.
When I talk to my phone I don't look stupid and I have no problem holding it in my hand like I would with a tiny tablet.
For my business calls I have a feature phone too.
So, why should I use a stupid hybrid that has the worst from both worlds?
9. mikewillz (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 May 2013)
I think the Note 3 will be my next upgrade from the Droid DNA.
12. james1 (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
I want to get a note 3 but 6" is way too big for me even with a small bezel, I just can't see how I could fit it in my pocket. I think it would be cool if samsung made a galaxy note with flexible screen so that you can roll it up like rolling a piece of paper around a pen.
20. Phaze0085 (Posts: 97; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Just put it in your back pocket. No biggie.
16. mozes316 (Posts: 141; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)
It seems some people think that with a flexible screen, you would be able to bend the phone in anyway. Let us not forget about the internals of the phone. lol
Overall, I think the flexible screen would be more for having a tougher resistance to cracking and whatnot.
17. Rocksteady (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)
6" Display?! isn't it excessive?
So could my 7.0" tab plus be the Note 5? :-p
19. Phaze0085 (Posts: 97; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
I really hope it'll be 6" I mean, how long is the "Note" line going to go? I dont want them to move up little by little. 6" is good, then they can move to 6.3", 6.5 ( or whatever ), then finish it with a 6.9" model for all I care; But if theyre feeling really strongly about it, just make the final design 7". As long as its not as wide as a tablet, but as tall, I believe itll be just fine. I mean come, width is what truly makes a phone hard to hold in the hand. As long as it doesnt get too wide, just wide enough to fit in the hand youre good. Unless you have small hands and then the original note wasnt going to work for you anyway. Go 6" Note 3, GO!!!
23. zippolite28 (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)
i guess samsung is releasing one after the other sooo soon ... and to be on top ... but how many people can keep changing for every update ... i have my note GT-n7000... which is 1.5 - 2 years old and already soo many lounches ... and now GT-N7000 is really very outdated ... :P
24. Lyngdoh (Posts: 199; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
If the panel, mainboard and battery are not flexible can we still bend the phone? Or do the manufactures also have to make the other parts flexible?
25. Lyngdoh (Posts: 199; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
If the panel, mainboard and battery are not flexible can we still bend the phone? Or do the manufactures have to make the other parts flexible too?
27. FlushGordon (unregistered)
I hope it comes in Snapdragon800 and Exynos octa variants
32. BattleBrat (Posts: 883; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I am not really a Samsung fan, but I'm pretty sure the note 3 will smash anything LG throws at it.
35. twens (Posts: 418; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
The phone I have been waiting for. Thinking about it makes me quiver. hihihi
38. tokuzumi (Posts: 108; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)
It will depend on how slim they make the bezel. The GS4 has a .2" larger screen (4.8 vs 5) than the GS3, but takes up a smaller footprint. I could see where they could add a little more screen, and keep the device the same size by reducing the bezel.