Samsung Display reportedly prepping itself to produce flexible displays for Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Display reportedly prepping itself to produce flexible displays for Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note 5
The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are not yet sold globally, but the rumor mill is never sleeping. According to the unnamed sources from South Korea, Samsung Display is reportedly already prepping itself for the next member of the Galaxy family, the Samsung Galaxy S7, which will most probably make the rounds in Q1 2016.

According to South Korea's ETNews, Samsung has already said that it will need roughly 8 million display panels a month for the upcoming Galaxy S7 once its production begins. As a result, Samsung's display department has already began to overhaul and expand one of its largest factories (A3) - the latter will switch its manufacturing process from glass to polyimide (PI). 

Polyimide is a polymer widely used for the production of flexible OLED displays. Unfortunately, it's not easy to work with this material and Samsung is yet to find a way to meet the demand. The revamp of the manufacturing process is expected to be completed by August.


Another device that is speculated to rock a polyimide display made by Samsung Display is the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, though we suspect that we might be dealing with the Note 5's edgier variation – who knows, Samsung might unveil the second generation of the Galaxy Note Edge alongside its 2015 top-tier phablet.


source: ETNews via GForGames

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22 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1696; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Nice. Cant wait for the next iteration of the galaxy s7.

2. BobLawblaw unregistered

Really?? The fecking s6 isn't even released yet..

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1696; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

I know. but Im looking forward to what samsung will bring for the gs7.

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Can't wait for my note 5. I love getting a new phone every 6 months. Note 4, s6 and now I am waiting for my note 5.:)

5. chri5tin3

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

Are you on a contract or just buy them yourself?

7. vurobega

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

Me too.. S6 replaced my S5, Note5 replaced my Note 4...

8. g2a5b0e unregistered

Note 5 replaced your Note 4? You're from the future? Tell us all about it please.

9. vurobega

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

i mean i will replaced my note 4 with note 5 as soon it available on my country next october

11. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Dont use past tense of the verb so it wont be confusing XD

10. _moboy

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

:"")..

17. DaveElliott

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

You really couldn't understand his meaning? Bewildered were you?

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

It's called a joke. Perhaps you've heard of them.

21. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I'm loving my Note 5 too lol

6. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Will Samsung do the Same option to Galaxy Note users,Remove the Removable Battery & Micro Sd Card Slot on the Future Note 5,alot of Note 4 users will be Worried that Samsung will Follow the Trend with the Note 5,so Glad i Chose the Note 4 over the Galaxy S6

12. Rydsmith unregistered

No. "A lot" will not be worried about this. Hell my parents are yor typical consumer that just wanted a big screen phone and they did not even know that they had expandable memory until I put the micro SD card I had MSing around in their phones. I don't get why people keep saying "Samsung will lose a lot of sales by removing removable battery and SD card." No, no they won't. Only the power user that visits these kinds of sites know about that or even care about it and even then only a small fraction have the NO SD NO BATTERY NO BUY mentality.

13. singhkaran9830 unregistered

Probably they won't remove it on the Note series.

15. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They will as it does not work with ufs, so it one or the other and if they do add back the sd card and remove the ufs the phone will lag bad

14. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's up to you, the s6 will not lag in 3 or 4 months like the note 4, the only way to stop the lag in the note 5 is to add ufs and that means no sd card reader

20. tedkord

Posts: 17413; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You are a real horse's patoot. Again, six months in with my Note 4 and zero lag, with a128gb card. The S4 with a microsd card had equal and faster read/write speeds to the internal storage as the HTC M7 which had no card slot. I don't know what you hope to gain by spreading this FUD, but no one is buying it.

16. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hi Just to give more info, samsung can do 1 of 2 things on the note 5 1: keep sd card reader and remove ufs, this will make the phone lag within months like the note 4 and the hd fills up the ver low r and w speeds will show up, the note 4 as lower then 1+1 r and w speeds when the phone is new. 2 remove sd card reader and add the ufs meaning your phone will not lag for 5 years

19. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Gimmicks, gimmicks! Bla bla bla.

22. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

You can call it a gimmick, but even Apple fans who see the S6 Edge in person admit that Samsung owned Apple in design this round and it's all thanks to those edges. The problem is that there is no way for any manufacturer to compete with Samsung on design if they stick with the traditional flat-faced screen designs, so I expect all manufacturers, even Apple, to copy Samsung like how they copied the phablet.

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