While the flexible display technology is not close to being perfected, some recent rumors claimed that such a display will be sported by the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I don’t know how many of you guys believe that, but those who did will be very disappointed to hear that a flexible display won’t be available, at least this year.
According to a South Korea-base investment company, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will indeed come with a 6-inch AMOLED display, but it won’t be flexing. The company is called Korea Investment & Securities Co. and in a note addressed to investors it says that the first Samsung device to have a 6-inch display will probably be boasting a 6-inch AMOLED screen, instead of an LCD one. The firm thinks that OLED displays are very representative for Samsung, and that’s why this sort of screen will be featured on the manufacturer’s next flagship, as well.
It would be logical considering that the handset’s predecessors , the original Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note 2, have AMOLED screens, with the first model featuring a 5.3-inch AMOLED PenTile display with a pixel resolution of 1280 x 800 while the Note 2 sports a 5.5-inch AMOLED non-PenTile screen with a pixel resolution of 1280 x 720. Other previous reports have suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will come with a 5.99-inch display.
The interesting thing is that the display won’t be flexible, as several rumors have claimed. It seems that because the Galaxy Note line is very popular among the customers, the company can’t meet the very high demand in terms of mass production of the flexible OLED displays.
LG is the first phone maker that has confirmed the fact that it will release a smartphone with a flexible display by the end of 2013. However, it looks like the release of the device will be delayed because the manufacturer is facing the same mass-production issues.
While we don’t know everything about the flexible display technology the two companies are developing, it seems that they are different from one another. Samsung is using thin-film encapsulation, and LG is working on face-sealing encapsulation technology. However, they have one thing in common, both technologies have the goal of preventing water and oxygen from reaching the inside of the handset. In either case, the report says that neither of the two manufacturers are ready to begin the mass production of their flexible displays.
Anyway, returning to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the phablet is expected to be announced sometime in the third quarter of the year, probably at IFA Berlin, as some reports suggest. Further, Q3 2013 is mentioned in today’s report as well.
All in all, we recommend you to take this with a grain of salt until Samsung will officially confirm the news and make all things clear. Any thoughts about the matter?