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Samsung Galaxy Note II rumored to have flexible OLED screen

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Samsung Galaxy Note II rumored to have flexible OLED screen
After we heard that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 might be arriving in October with ultra high-res screen, now comes a contradictory rumor that it could feature a flexible OLED screen. 

The rumor for a 5.4-incher made with plastic substrate instead of glass comes courtesy of a Korean website, and nobody but Samsung could vouch for the validity of that claim. The source also claims that it will have a 12MP camera, whereas we've heard before it will sport an 8MP shooter, so it would all be some wishful thinking.

We know that Samsung can make Super AMOLED HD + displays, we also know that it can make flexible screens, but we highly doubt it can combine these too, or even whether it can make flexible Super AMOLED HD ones, so you have to take a side whether you want a higher resolution or a more robust screen that won't shatter when dropped in the next Galaxy Note.

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posted on 19 Jun 2012, 09:07 16

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


I have learned a valuable lesson at May 3, thanks Mr. Rumor

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 09:22 17

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Hey I told PhoneArena.com about this tip/rumor. lol

Every day I try to dig up some information on my next phone. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be EPIC!

October is going to be a great time of the year, Football will be in full swing (NFL) & the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be kicking all other phones a$ses!

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 09:29 4

4. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)


This is possible, but not in 2012, its a thing of 2013!

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 09:32 6

5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You know you maybe 100% correct but if any company can push a flexible screen into the mainstream it will be Samsung. Until Samsung says no it will not have it, then it's indeed plausible.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 13:18 2

24. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


All I have to say is, the note should have never came with gingerbread. I'm running FJ's base rom from cm9. This is how this bad boy should've been. Even Goldie's modded version with all the new Touch Wiz UI and goodies from the S3 really shows the power of the note. Let's just wait and see what the hardware specs are when it actually comes to the US.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 17:28 3

35. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


the Note 2 will have ICS and will take a year to upgrade to jelly bean. bottom line it will never have the newest Android version..

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:14

12. ph00ny (Posts: 1268; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Not sure

technology is there and has been demo'd multiple times in the past few years. With Corning announcing flexible screen overlay, it sounded really close to release

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 09:36 2

6. deeoh1084 (Posts: 50; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)


it's just a rumor people don't get too excited (well i was excited for sure) but this Galaxy Note device line sounds like a really attractive device even the current one i talked to few people who have the current Galaxy Note and they all love it i haven't heard any complaints especially after the ICS update also, they said they will never be able to use any other smart phones besides the Galaxy Note... if Galaxy Note II comes out i want to try them as well (well if US releases the device in a timely manner it seems like we are the last one to get these nice devices)

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:00 3

8. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


If they put all the S3 flavors with all d note juice, I'm gonna get me this and iPhone 5, like both iOS and Android experience.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 13:20 1

25. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


running leaked roms with SGS 3 goodies and the newer touchwiz. This phone finally woke up and is doing the hardware some justice.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 09:50 1

7. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Let's dream it will have Windows 8 RT

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:01 5

9. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Nah! It's fine on Android. Samsung it's different, I'm sure they will creat a line for windows RT

Samsung it's all about choice, they fulfil need of all LSM's and all OS',

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:13

10. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Its for 2013 just bcoz of galaxy s3

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:13 5

11. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


Flexible is not likely this fall. Not mature enough to risk a flagship product on it,

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:31 8

19. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


The note isnt samsung's flagship, thats the SGS3. The note is just the very well selling big brother to the flagship.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 13:06

23. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 222; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


Any Galaxy phone has the potential to be a flagship. I just wish they wouldnt brand their meant to be cheap phones with that branding.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 14:31 1

27. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Which is why there is only one "S" That is their flagship series. The note was technically supposed to be a one off for business people and just happened to get popular. they were not expecting such sales from it. Glad they did though.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 15:38

29. pbui.818 (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


I think Samsung spent more on advertising for the Galaxy Note than they did on all the Galaxy Ss combined!

Think long format SuperBowl ad with ten celebrities and web tie-ins and giveaways!

If that doesn't qualify for "flagship" status, I don't know what does.

There's no reason why there can't be a near-flagship line which you spend more money on! Or is there?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 15:39 1

30. pbui.818 (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


This is why I prefer the term "marquis" instead of "flagship"

posted on 21 Jun 2012, 14:01

44. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


This was after months of availability outside of the U.S. where the Note had very promising sales. Samsung believed that the Note could be successful in the U.S. if it played its cards right, hence the large marketing campaign.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 17:28

36. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1334; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


In my opinion, I think it could be argued that both the S3 and the Note are flagship devices. The reason I say this is because the Note is technically in a category of its own. If you go on the Samsung website you will even see under the "Mobile" category: "Cell Phones", "Tablets", and then "Galaxy Note". Samsung has tried to make the Note into a new "phablet" category. Therefore, it can be argued that the S3 is the flagship for their cell phone devices and the Note is the flagship for their "phablet" devices. The upcoming Galaxy Note 10.1 will most likely be their flagship for their tablet devices. So again, in my opinion it can be argued that the Note is a flagship device because it is not considered just a phone by Samsung (although yes, you will also find the Note under the cell phone category on their website). Not to mention that Samsung has poured millions of dollars in advertising and sponsorships for the Note. Plus, I would guess that the next Note may have some better specifications than the S3 considering the last Note had a faster processor (international version) than what was found on the S2. There are even rumors of the Note II having the new Exynos 5 series CPU, but I will not use rumors as a basis for my argument.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:27 1

13. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Am I missing something? What good is a flexible display on a rigid body?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:24 2

18. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


it can protect the screen from breaking when dropped..just like the LCD in laptops (the one that you'll see rainbows when you press it).. drop it and most probably only the body suffers damages, whereas the screen will not..

i don't know, i hope that flexible SuperAMOLED HD+ will be realised, but i'm fine with a normal SuperAMOLED HD+.. not that used to looking at pentile displays..

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:32 6

14. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)


If they release this, S3's gonna be in trouble!

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 15:46

31. pbui.818 (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


Galaxy S III would only be affected by this if they do proceed to market this Galaxy Note II on all carriers. Even then, Galaxy S II has a huge head start as in 9 million pre-orders.

There is room for both devices in the market. In fact, there will be a few people who will get both and alternate between them. If your carrier charges extra, just root one and make it a wi-fi hotspot then use Skype or Google Voice on the other. Or, move your SIM card between the two as needed.

I suspect Verizon anticipates consumers trying this and it's why they're moving to shared data.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:41 1

15. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i love PA for excluding that false watermark. god im still pissed.

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 10:41 1

16. _VipeR_ (Posts: 47; Member since: 30 May 2011)


My only hope is that, since no other US Carrier of importance (I'm going to say sorry to you T-mo, but please know that I'm really not) has taken the steps past testing the original note on their network, Sprint will simply bypass the original and pick up the Note II. I work across the hall from an AT&T store and all too many times have I considered switching just for the Note. However, I refuse to pay more than what I am for Sprint service and be limited on how much data I can use. Also, I am hoping that by the time the Note II reaches production, Samsung will have come up with a solution that will allow the US to take advantage of the Exynos processors and LTE service. If this comes to fruition, I will personally head up the largest petition campaign that Sprint has ever encountered in order to lobby for any device period. Yes! Including the iDrone!

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 15:51

32. pbui.818 (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


I'm confused. How do you mean to use the phrase "comes to fruition".
I am fairly confident it means "comes to pass" or "occurs".
Though, It is somewhat ambiguous what occurance that refers to.

As such why do you need to lobby for any other device?

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:21 2

17. _PHug_ (Posts: 444; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


I don't drop phones, so I'll take a high res screen.
thanks

posted on 19 Jun 2012, 11:33 3

20. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Daniel,
I dont see why they couldnt do HD+ and flexible at the same time. If you have some information I missed on the subject, show it to me please.

That said... on a phone that size, I think id rather have the flexible screen. The HD to HD+ isnt going to be a huge difference, but the advantages when dropped should be huge for flex screens.

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