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Samsung to offer phone with wraparound display next year?

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Samsung to offer phone with wraparound display next year?
On Thursday, we showed you a patent application from Samsung showing a wraparound screen for a smartphone that was perfect for virtual buttons and slide controls. Having the screen wraparound to both sides of the handset also could help users navigate around applications a lot easier. But no one expected to see the Korean OEM release such a handset so soon.

According to a published report on Friday, Samsung will be releasing a Galaxy model that will employ the wraparound screen, sometime in the second half of next year. The report cited two insiders who are familiar with Samsung's plans. The screen will wraparound both the left and right side of the handset and will use an updated version of the YOUM technology used by the Korean manufacturer to produce the curved screen on its recently released Samsung Galaxy Round.

According to the sources, the wraparound screen might end up in the next Samsung Galaxy S handset or Galaxy Note phablet or could be part of a new line altogether.

source: CNET

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