Samsung executive says model with curved screen will have October release date

Samsung executive says model with curved screen will have October release date
Samsung might not be ready for a completely flexible display, but it will be introducing a phone with a curved display some time in the fourth quarter. The unnamed model could find itself launched first in Sammy's back yard in Korea as soon as next month. "We plan to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in South Korea in October," said Samsung's mobile business head of strategic marketing D.J. Lee. The comment from the executive came at an event in Seoul to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

While Samsung has shown off a working prototype with a flexible display, the problem for the OEM is mass producing the screens and having them work. Not only do these screens have to be flexible, they need to be thin and resistant to heat. A number of times over the last few months, we passed along the rumor about a variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to launch with a Gumby-like screen. Instead, the curved display is the next evolutionary step for the smartphone screen which eventually will lead to flexible screens, or ones that can fold up for a better fit in your pocket.
 
Recently, a mystery Samsung branded handset recently slipped into India for some R&D action. Perhaps this model, SM-W2014, will have something to do with the upcoming unit with a curved screen,

source: Reuters

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17 Comments

1. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

It'll probably be a low tier region based phone to test out the market

7. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

Meh, it wont be interesting anyways, most samsung phones these days are boring anyways, its sad but iphones are getting more interesting now. Lets hope this curved phone doenst sabotage HTC One Max like most samsung phone do to HTC phones by stealing attention.

10. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Just bring it on Sammy

2. Navaid

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

Can't wait.. :')

3. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Interesting!

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Curved screens would be nice and give less scratches when rested on opposite side. I think they might combine flexi+curved screens in future.

5. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

well done samsung! this is proof that they don't always copy and have one f the best R&D departments!

6. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

It's going to be low end like the Galaxy Beam, GS4 Zoom, Mega, Rugby etc. You know, they actually see if people want these things before adding them to their flagships at the expense of size like cough...HTC, Sony, and Nokia.

8. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Throwing the sink huh?

9. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

curved screen is nothing new from samsung.. The samsung galaxy nexus and the galaxy S advance both have curved screens

16. JDMC..SmartphoneFan

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

curved glass, not curved scree ;)

11. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

first curved screen? did phonearena is really atech blog?? lg optimus g pro also has curved screen,did you know about it? samsung fail again to be the first :( poor samsung phone with curved glass display http://androidcommunity.com/lg-optimus-g-pro-features-a-curved-glass-display-20130212/

12. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Sigh...SMH!

13. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

i think they are talking about flexible screens...because galaxy nexus had curved screen

14. Navaid

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

It means screen bending at sides and no body has yet done it, Google it you Creepy iFanboy Asshole.

15. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

Really cause the Galaxy S3 has curved glass too. I think they're relating to a convex or concave phone with the screen CURVED on it or maybe wavy who knows

17. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Maybe the articles title confused you a bit, or you are just a troll but we are talking about bendable screens here and not just curved-where again the galaxy nexus, another samsung, is the first!

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