Samsung to offer phone with wraparound display next year?

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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22 Comments

1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

software!!!! samsung needs to focus it and build quality

2. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

samsung needs to clean/refresh out touchwiz before they work on anything else.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Get rid of TOUCH WIZ or use STOCK ANDROID OS or come out with something better than TOUCH WIZ

15. techaman unregistered

there working on tizen its looking good so far.

21. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Because design and manufacturing departments are working doesn't mean that software development is sleeping, even sometimes it does seem like it

3. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Lets all be honest. Samsung has hit a brick wall!! They can't find anyone to copy and have really burnt themselves out!! Stick to TV's Samsung

4. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

But to be more honest, they know how to make a new trend. Just look at Note series and you'll understand what i mean.

5. H3Drvr

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They're building/adding a feature that hasn't been on any other device (that I've seen) yet...so yeah, I guess they can't find anyone to copy. But how is this hitting a brick wall? Let's all be honest, Apple seems to have been hitting a brick wall for the past few (2-3?) years.

6. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

well i guess you know samsung better than samsung itself right?? NO!!

8. tedkord

Posts: 17201; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Lets be truly honest - the only one copying these days is Apple. IOS 7 is pure Android and WP.

13. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Samsung specializes in crappy apps that are bloatware and a waste of their developer resources. Instead of making more crap they need to fix touchwiz and make it not a cartoony pile of crap.

17. techaman unregistered

its called tizen do you know anything about whats going on in the world of tech?

14. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Heck... one more stuff for Apple to copy and M$ to upgrade their software for. Apple thought it just has to work on "iPhad Bubble" (a copy of big sized Samsung phone with a curved display).

16. techaman unregistered

if you know anything about samsung you would know the history from sea food shipping to software and hardware dev, they will never hit a wall that they cant destroy. its almost like no one knows what there working on in the labs, research time people

7. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

I guess it'd be cool for getting notifications on the edge while laying on your desk. Otherwise, not sure what the pros would be for the extra screen space on the side.

18. techaman unregistered

myself i like the look not liking the side so much because how would you hold the device, unless there is something to help out with hold so your not activating things all the time

9. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2135; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This is a counter to Apple's idea of using a wrap around screen. I believe the S5 will not employee this technology. I believe the Note 4 will.

19. techaman unregistered

this is a gs5 concept for over 2 years now. its on youtube. with some older specs

10. bogdancirstea

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

NO. This is the answer to the question in the title of this post.

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Love to see our U.S. VERSION of the curved display phone. still waiting for the YOUM PHONE

20. scotjo

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

How do you put a case on this type of phone? Some of us like to protect our phones, at least through the contract duration. Maybe the display isn't as fragile as it looks, but people still drop their phones and glass still breaks.

22. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Hmmm, interesting, but I just hope the glass is made to be smudge proof - I will stick with a one sided screen for now.

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