New rumors just about confirm the Galaxy Note 2 will be sporting a 5.5-inch semi-flexible AMOLED screen

by: AdrianAugust 8, 2012

Besides actually manufacturing the absolute best smartphones, Samsung has one more thing going for it that helps the company remain the undisputed Android king. The Koreans sure know how to build up the hype surrounding new products, ensuring therefore that the interest of potential customers reaches unbelievable heights way before a device is seeing the light of day.

Case(s) in point the Galaxy S3, which has kept us on our toes for months before its official unveiling, and now the Galaxy Note 2. The second-generation “phablet” has been in the spotlight for a while already, but, even with leaks and rumors coming from right and left, there are still very few details confirmed about it.

We know that the Note 2 will be unveiled on August 29 in Berlin, we suspect it’ll be coming with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display and an Exynos 4412 processor, but that’s pretty much it. Or was it, because Korea IT Times is now claiming to have heard from trustworthy sources that the new “phablet” will be sporting a 5.5-inch flexible display.

This isn’t the first time we’ve been hearing about the possibility of Note 2’s panel to be one of the first flexible ones to enter production, but this time around we do have some details that make the information ring true.

The so-called flexible display won’t exactly be as bendable as one would imagine (hence the “semi-flexible” in the post’s title), but it will have some sort of curve. This, along with the using of UBP (Unbreakable Plane) and a plastic substrate, will help reduce thickness by 0.4 mm. However, the Note 2 won’t actually be thinner than the first-edition Note, with Samsung planning to use that gained thinness at packing the new gadget with a larger-capacity battery.

Last year’s Galaxy Note came with a not-too-shabby 2,500 mAh battery, so we can certainly hope the autonomy will be quite exceptional this time around. Be afraid, Razr Maxx, be very afraid!

Unfortunately, this new report stops before shedding light on other details about the Note 2’s screen, so we still don’t know what resolution will the new panel come with or its pixel density. We are, however, only a few weeks away from the phablet’s supposed official unveiling, so we should probably have some patience. In the meantime, tell us how excited are you about the Note 2 and what are some of the features and specs you hope Sammy will equip the new gadget with.

  • disqusname

    what interests me is who would need a flexible-screen phone, and who would need a quad-core CPU on a phone?

    • MasterMuffin

      Me and everybody :P people say that google has made the jelly bean work faster with multi core devices, so it should be pretty smooth and fast. And the flexible screen makes it harder to brake, if you drop it the flexible screen doesn’t crack like, lets say, the iphones screen.

    • Hart

      @disqus_TSfaqJIHI0:disqus, ;sighs;, another one of them Nokia 3310-mentality questions. Why do we need colour screens on phones your lot asked 10 years ago. Who on earth is going to use a music player or their phone for playing handheld games or browsing web or navigation. Newsflash pal, it’s 2012 coming onto 2013, NOT the year 2000. It’s not a phone, it’s a hybrid, meaning it’s half tablet half smartphone. BTW, a smartphone isn’t really a phone too, it’s a mini linux computer that happens to have a dialling feature installed as a primary application/programme much like the Playstore.

    • Thomas

      Probably the same people who read this blog… Duh.

  • Edward Smith

    I have the i717 GNote and I love it, best phone ever, and I test phones for a living. Can’t wait to see the next Gen Gnote.

  • Mei

    I doubt this rumor is true. Flexible screens are still not ready for prime time. Likely won’t see it come out until next year the earliest. Maybe on Galaxy S4, Note 3, etc.

    • The thing is is that flexible screens are ready but aren’t being made for flexible devices but for thinner displays.

  • dj

    We all need and want quad core processors in ones, the flexibility of the screen brings an end to screen breakahe, like iphones…

  • thisisme

    “manufacturing the absolute best smartphones”

    What an overstatement that is….