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

by: Jonathan FeistJune 12, 2014

samsung youm flexible bezel

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?

  • The note is too damn big to fit in my pocket. I’d take the GS6 with a curved display if they’d un-touchwiz it on the carriers. Seriously, no one appreciates touchwiz.

    • Jayfeather787

      Well, not necessarily. Touchwiz is indeed hated on a lot, and I hate it too. However, there are several people who like touchwiz. That’s kind of besides the point on this topic though, so…

  • Jayfeather787

    About time for the Note 4 rumors. I really would like to see how a curved Note 4 looks. Can’t wait!

  • Matti M

    Oh i can’t wait for N4. When’s it coming out? When you gona relase it sampsunk? I will buy…. Best Device…. I get money at the end of July.

    • Konstantin Stefanov

      I just love this comment, made my day. You Sir… No comment buhahahhaha

    • anon

      its like you can’t even read

  • Roberto Tomás

    honestly if it was YOUM either way, I’d probably be just fine with the flat version. I like the display technology .. and later on with the foldable devices there is even more to like, but a curve by itself is just a curve.

  • Bryan Z

    Samsung should really focus more on the note 4 than the new galaxy.

    • Note is a Galaxy device, Samsung GALAXY Note Series…

      • Bryan Z

        Thanks for the correction bud

    • MasterMuffin

      *Galaxy S

      • Bryan Z

        thanks for the correction everyone.

        • MasterMuffin

          Everybody knew what you ment :D I’m surprised that nobody was a dick about it!

          • Corbin Crutch

            Yeah, no kiddin

          • Bryan Z

            Yeah me too, may be there IS hope for the internet. :P

          • MasterMuffin

            Wouldn’t count on that :)

    • PoisonApple31

      ^Epic Fail

      • Bryan Z

        hahaha I know right! i was half sleep and still got 10 up votes.

  • Ghoshan Jaganathamani

    Curves are better ryt?

    • Kula

      Not if you’re a man… :D

      • Ghoshan Jaganathamani

        Haha true…But still a pleasure to see

      • K2

        Men like curves, isnt it?

  • Jason Yuen

    As much as I am excited about curved display technology and the supposed durability it brings, I cannot get over the fact that curved displays have a very limited viewing angle without distorting the image. On a smartphone, your viewing is always changing so it makes for some distracting distortions. I want curved display technology without the curve. When I picked up the G flex, I couldn’t get used to using it unless it was on a stand and not moving. Daily use of the display is very disorienting.

  • Chris

    Come on please be bigger than 5.7. I’m hoping 6 but 5.9 would be good too. I am also not too excited about a freaking fingerprint scanner pos taking up space. I may have to go for the G Flex 2 after 2 years of owning a Note

  • MObiLeCRacKErS

    Hearing this rumor for many days, i need to see the curved display

  • Corbin Crutch

    Flexable = no breaking but more expenive and gimmiky…. Hmmm

  • xtriker360

    I really hope they do a 64gb minimum for the US of A.

  • OsamaIsAlive

    yeah i want my phone bigger than my fucking tablet. as long as it fits in my asshole i don’t give a shit