Samsung Galaxy Note 4, curved display or not so curved display, you may have the option

June 12, 2014
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In anticipation of Samsung launching the Galaxy Note 4 at IFA in September, a rumor has popped up pushing the idea that the Note 4 will come in yet another set of flavors, one with a curved display and one without.

The two options will not be available to all markets, which is not a decision to favor one country over another, it is simply said to be a limitation of expected availability of the curved/flexible displays. This is sad news, considering all of the hype there has been over flexible and curved displays lately. We especially like the idea that a flexible display is less likely, possibly even immune to shattering like current glass displays.

Curved or no, the Galaxy Note 4 is slated to boast a QHD (2560 x 1440) 5.7-inch display. The screen will be powered by either a Snapdragon 805 in some markets, or the next-gen Exynos 5433 CPU everywhere else. On the back side of the display is said to be another next-gen offering, bringing a new Sony 16MP camera sensor to market – something we must again ponder, as Samsung’s own ISOCELL technology has not been without some success.

Galaxy Note 4 concept

Rounding out the Galaxy Note 4 rumors and expectations list, the device could come with a swipe to launch Motion Launcher, Aqua Capture, Multi Network connection Booster and a Smart Fingerprint scanner. Check out our rundown over here for more details.

We would be remiss if we did not mention that the next Gear smartwatch and a Google Glass competitor, Gear Glass are still in the rumored pipeline as other announcements we might see from Samsung at the IFA conference. With nothing new to report now, we’ll have to wait for September 3 to see what Samsung has in store.

Given the option, based off of the limited information we have now, would you opt for the straight or curved Galaxy Note 4?

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