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5.99 inch AMOLED flexible display coming with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3?

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Jun 2013, 21:48

Last month, we told you that Samsung was looking at three different versions of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and one of those units was equipped with a flexible screen; despite previous denials by the Korean OEM, speculation out of South Korea has Samsung using a 5.99 inch flexible AMOLED display on the next iteration of its phablet...

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posted on 28 Jun 2013, 22:37 4

12. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Still waiting for Samsung Youm

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 22:40 3

13. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

Yes! Can't wait to see this beast :P

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 22:43 2

15. Jack58221 (Posts: 157; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

waiting for HTC's aluminum version. ;-)

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 22:56 1

19. AeroPrime (Posts: 175; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)

Didn't Nokia show this before!

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 23:07

20. mottykels (Posts: 387; Member since: 15 May 2013)

What is the purpose of flexible display ?

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 05:51 2

31. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

Look at this hammer test on the flexible display dude...


posted on 29 Jun 2013, 00:11 4

23. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 527; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

SOLD!!! Hopefully it's not gonna be $1000

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 00:48 3

24. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

cant wait to see this flex screen from both sammy and lg.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 02:00 1

26. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)

No flexible display please rather increase the color depth to 32 bits.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 02:09 3

27. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

A phone you could fold in half.

This I got to see.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 23:31

55. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

No one said that it will fold in half. If it were to fold in half, every internal components must also be flexible, which they're not

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 04:51 2

28. kbayer (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Feb 2010)

Tech toys are a rotten addiction. Holding off from upgrading almost 6 months now. Got my eyes on the Note 3. Patience is weakening. And when I come close to pulling the trigger, there's always something twinkling even brighter just a few more months away. How do you guys do it?

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 05:10 1

29. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

Oh my god.....there are some cases in tech when you look back and thought that changed the game and that is innovation, this is that moment, if Sammy do this all other competition must pull something out the bag amazing otherwise they are doomed, this is the iPhone moment or the camera on a phone moment, this is awesome!

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 06:42

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

Even if Samsung use flexible display This year, the other will not be doomed.
the display will be more durable but doesn’t mean it’s unbreakable and samsung is not the first or the only one who can make flexible display

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 08:38

40. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

its all about who can bring it to market quickest and this is more innovation else is doing name one bigger innovation than this in the mobile tech world now.....

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 11:29

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

so do you think if LG and Samsung bring flexible display into the mobile phone market first will make the other will be doomed??? i don’t think so.
Neonode multisensing, Camera sensor, IZGO Display and etc... are better or at least equal because those tech are really useful (non gimmick) in real life situation

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 13:47

48. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

How is this a gimmick, folding a 6inch display to make it more compact and easy to fit in your pocket, also durable, thin and lightweight this is more innovative any of the tech you have mentioned there!

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 15:50

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

do you think samsung can make foldable smartphone???? maybe someday but not today

Sony make the first foldable and rollable display but until this day they still unable to produce flexible device

all the technology that i've metioned before is far more "supperior" than just "durable, thin and lightweight"
you why??? because
Noenode multisensing
(one of the most advance touchscreen technology today)
Camera sensor
(one of the most useful and timeless technology in the world)
(one of the most power efficient display)

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 12:13

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

The biggest benefit of flexible display is durable, lightweight, and thin.
those thing will help samsung device with durability but not something that will flatten the competition.

I’m sure other big manufacturers also preparing their own flexible display, even Sony has announced e-ink with flexible display

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 05:39 2

30. rcl4444 (Posts: 40; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)

As daddysbeenabadgirl says, the main idea is that these screens are thinner, lighter, shatterproof and very tough. So the phones can be much thinner, lighter and more durable.

As for what will protect it, the display's material is meant to be fairly scratch resistant to begin with. However there's been talk it will be covered by the new flexible Gorilla glass, which is meant to be not only mostly shatterproof, but also thinner and more scratch resistant than current Gorilla glass versions.

Regardless, the other big advantage is these displays don't need to be permanently bonded with the glass like current screens are, which means if you shatter your glass the display should be fine, so you only have to replace the glass.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 05:52

32. krysplayb (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jun 2013)

hope htc when coming out with the t6 would take into consideration these competitors and not just bring out something better than the one(butterfly s) but which cant match with upcoming competition(new xperia z and samsung gs4 with snapdragon 800)

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 06:05

33. papss (unregistered)

I'd honestly like to hold out on getting anther phone (besides my N4) until these S800 phones start showing up.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 06:17 1

34. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)

Samsung is only doing innovation when they feel threatened. That's not good.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 06:31

35. bachir8k (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

I am sure the demand of the S4 is fading due to the many stupid different releases: Exynox, LTE, LTE-A, Exynox+LTE, Active, Nexus and any new chip or Android version will be released any time soon, they will launch a newer version.

Stick to one release Sammy, i don't like to see other people have the same phone that i am holding with the same price or lower but with better performance.

Next time, i will wait about 4 or 5 months after the S5 get released in order to go and buy it.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 07:54

39. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

Part of the reason has nothing to do with design, or even Samsung. The Eurozone has countries (Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, etc) that are in deep economic crises, and most of the globe is stuck in economic doldrums, which affects sales of high-end products. Less disposable income = less purchases of high-priced goods. In Spain, EVERY high-end phone, generally speaking, is not selling well, but low and midrange phones are thriving.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 19:33 1

53. PostalJim (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)

how are choices in options a bad idea? I love the fact they make different flavors of the same device. What is geared toward protection one has top specs another focuses on the camera. would be like General Motors making only a Corvette. I may prefer a Cadillac someone else may prefer a Silverado. Samsung stop making plastic devices that nobody wants to buy stop making multiple varieties of phones that nobody buysand for heaven's sake stop creating new technology for phones that other people can never praise but ridicule because their favorites do not have it so therefore it must be inferior.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 06:31 3

36. therealestboy (Posts: 54; Member since: 03 May 2013)

I hope Samsung keeps the same screen size. This is getting out of hand (literally), if the rumors are proven true.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 09:45 1

41. evil_slayer (Posts: 50; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)

last year we got the same news about the note 2 screen being flexible and it wasn't
same thing is gonna happen this year -_-

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 10:04 2

43. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

"According to the report, Samsung decided to go with the flexible display for the Samsung Galaxy Note III after demand started fading for the Samsung Galaxy S4."

This is why a love Samsung over Apple if this is true. They see how the market is responding and they adjust to stay on top. If Apple had adjusted there would be an Apple phablet in my hands.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 10:48

44. MartyK (Posts: 947; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Flex vs S-Amoled vs LCD3..the picture quality/in and out direct sun light?, I doubt if I will be hitting my phone with a hammer any time soon, and if you drop it, the screen is not the only thing that might break..
So I want the best picture a screen can have, which one is that?

Flex vs S-Amoled vs LCD3?

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