Not long ago Samsung released the Galaxy Note 3, but people already started talking about the upcoming Galaxy Note 4, which is due to be released around September 2014. We’ve already seen rumors about the Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy S5 coming with flexible displays, but we don’t really know what that means. There already are smartphones with flexible displays on the market, like the Galaxy Round or LG G Flex, though the Galaxy Note 4 might be different from them.
Bloomberg reported that a Samsung exec told them the Galaxy Note 4 might come with a three-sided display, which means it’s going to be flexible, but the smartphone might have the classic shape. We expect it to be similar to the concepts Samsung presented at CES 2012, that you can see in the image above. This kind of display allows you to see some basic information without having to turn on the main display, though Samsung didn’t make it clear how it would work.
The above mentioned Samsung exec, Le Young Hee, said:
We are targeting consumers who want more professional use and tend to be willing to pay more for handsets
We know the Galaxy Note series are meant for business, while the Galaxy S series are headed to the usual customer and we expect Samsung to implement as many business-related features as they can. The Note’s goal is to help its user increase mobility by doing a part of his work directly from the handset.
The Galaxy Note 4 might come in a totally different design due to the new flexible display and we believe it’s possible for Samsung to increase the display size without increasing the device’s actual size. But it might not be so easy to view the entire display without having to turn the device, considering some parts of it will be on its sides. And that’s the reason that makes us believe the Note 4′s sides are going to show some different and limited information.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4′s release date is expected to be around September, this year. It will most likely come with all the high-end hardware available by then and Android 4.4 KitKat.
We are really curious to see how people will react to this change. Would you like a three-sided display smartphone ?