Remember the series of modern curved and flexible display panels that Samsung unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013. Out of the range of displays showcased then, only one has been put to use and that was in the Galaxy Round smartphone, which was released in a limited edition last year.
Now the South Korean tech leader is reportedly said to be coming up with the new variant of the long time rumored Galaxy Note 4, which might sport a three-sided display. This will be nothing like the curved phone, which we have seen in the past including the LG G Flex.
The latest information about the three-sided display featuring smartphone (patent drawing) was unearthed by ZDNet Korea. However, the phone could be new but the function of the three-sided display might not be something that we wouldn't know.
Reminiscing Samsung's participation at the CES 2013 again, if you could recollect, you might realize that the patent drawing that has leaked recently projects a ditto display and build factor of the prototype device that was shown then. The display then was said to be created under the brand name Youm. The prototype device then held incredible functions that allowed reading messages from the side curve of the phone. That was, in fact amazing!
Now coming back to the Galaxy Note 4, which is the main topic of interest to uncountable Samsung fans across the world, the device will supposedly come in two variants. One would be the regular one with a plain (OLED/AMOLED) display and the other one with a curved or three-sided display. Apparently, rumors surrounding the latter model suggest it has already entered the production phase.
This display is reportedly said to be built on a plastic substrate that's difficult to work with, which means that it would cost more than premium panels. Thus, this version is more than likely to be released in a limited volume in native market i.e Korea, very much like what Samsung did with the Galaxy Round.
Samsung has officially started sending out invites to the tech media world for the Galaxy Note 4 event on September 3 and we if are lucky enough, we'll get to see the biggest revolution in smartphone technology so far with Galaxy's next phablet featuring a three-sided display.