Will Samsung unveil a Galaxy Note 3 variant with an unbreakable flexible OLED display?

Update: Apparently two Samsung officials confirmed those reports. First up was mobile strategic marketing chief, D.J. Lee that said that a new phone with a curved display will be introduced in South Korea in October. Park Sang-jin, Samsung SDI's CEO told reporters that the new device will use a plastic OLED display.

Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 3 earlier this month, with a 5.7" Full-HD Super AMOLED display (386 PPI). Before this launched we heard many reports that the Note 3 will be the first phone to sport a plastic-based unbreakable flexible YOUM display. Some of these reports came from credited sources such as the OLED Association.

Samsung flexible OLED phone prototype

One of the more interesting reports suggested that Samsung is actually preparing several Note 3 variants, each with a different display. A regular AMOLED will be the most popular one, but Samsung may use an LCD in some variants (this is probably because AMOLED supply may be very tight).

Galaxy Note 3

Today Korean news site Chosun posted that Samsung will announce a new premium-edition Galaxy Note 3 phone on October 25 - with a YOUM display. It makes sense for Samsung to use YOUM panels in a limited-edition premium phone at firs as flexible OLED supply will be very limited at first. Some suggest that Samsung will only be able to make a few hundred-thousand 5" panels a month at first. At any rate, we only have a month to wait before we can verify this one.

Posted: Sep 24,2013 by Ron Mertens


I hope they come up with more useful designs than the ones we have seen so far. Those curved prototypes shown at CES didn't exactly look like gamechangers to me...