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Samsung Galaxy S5 "unlikely" to have a curved display, new report says

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As 2013 draws to an end, we’re getting closer and closer to the moment when Samsung will release its new Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone. This year’s Galaxy S4 was introduced in April and, who knows, perhaps the S5 will be announced even earlier than that.

But until Samsung will officially showcase the S5, here’s what the latest rumor has to say about it. Following a report which pretty much ruled out a metallic construction for the new high-end Galaxy, a new report is now shattering the dreams of those who may have wanted the device to sport a curved display.

The Korea Herald has it that, according to a Seoul-based analyst, Samsung is, at the moment, simply not able to produce enough flexible display panels. It can only make up to 500,000 units per month, and that’s certainly not sufficient for a handset that’s expected to sell like hotcakes once it hits the market. Production may go up to 1 million units per month towards the end of 2014, this leading said analyst to think that a special Galaxy variant with flexible, curved screen will be released at about that time.

The Galaxy Round - Samsung's first (and only, for now) smartphone with a curved display - may reach only 50,000 units sold in South Korea. And since it won’t be officially released in any other market (unofficial imports don’t count), it’s unlikely that overall sales will be significantly higher.

LG is not in a better position, either. Reportedly, LG Display is currently capable of manufacturing only 12,000 flexible display units per month. It’s not clear if this means that the G Flex - LG’s own curved smartphone - is (or will be) in limited supply.

Sure enough, any of the details presented above can change, or may not be as presented in the first place. Still, we’re inclined to think that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will not have a curved display - despite the enthusiasm of a few Korean scientists who believe that flexible screens can hit the mainstream as soon as next year.

source: The Korea Herald

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posted on 23 Dec 2013, 04:29 10

1. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)

I hope they plan to make touchwiz lighter, faster and less laggier. I wish my galaxy s3 was consistantly fast and smooth.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 13:55

10. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

I think you must be using an s4 as opposed to an s3 because I can tell you I have no lag whatsoever on my s3, I'm using the updated 4.3 here in the UK and its been nothing but a joy to use and even quicker than 4.1.2 which was already lag free. You must be using an older 4.3 version of Android which was rushed and slow to respond or I wonder whether you actually own an HTC One X or Xperia from last year as opposed to the s3 which at least, is still being supported after almost 2 years on the market unlike htc snd Sony's 2012 flagships.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 17:43

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Yea I can also say that the SGS3 has no lag whatsoever, I have custom widgets running all the time on all my home screens and I can zoom right on by with no issue whatsoever. 4.3 has been an excellent update. I do agree that they need to give touchwiz a makeover though, the cartoonish crap needs to go.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 04:41 1

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

It should have a flexible display which is not curve and new touchwiz.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 04:43 2

3. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

The upcoming LG G3 will sport a truly flexible POLED display.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 04:58 4

4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


posted on 23 Dec 2013, 05:48

7. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)

No official source. It's my own prediction that LG will take an emphasize on flexible screen after G Flex widely available all over tje world.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 07:07 7

8. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)

come back tomorrow and say that lg scraps that plan. you may find yourself a job on phonearena :)))

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 05:33

5. ChafedBanana (Posts: 394; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Good. I hope it doesn't come with a useless, curved display.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 05:34 1

6. ChafedBanana (Posts: 394; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Put front stereo speakers on it instead like the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.

posted on 23 Dec 2013, 07:18

9. Mube007 (Posts: 249; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)

I dnt think so samsung will go with flexible display.Atleast not with galaxy s5

posted on 25 Dec 2013, 13:55

12. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Report other models will have curv display. GSV will have a higher screen resolution but not curve

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