Rumor: Galaxy Note 3 to feature 5.99-inch Super AMOLED flexible display

June 28, 2013

    Samsung Galaxy

    A South Korean report says that the next-gen Galaxy Note handset would pack a 5.99-inch Super AMOLED flexible display, contradicting various existing rumors regarding the upcoming Galaxy Note 3.

    Just recently, we heard that the handset may feature a 5.7-inch display instead of the 5.99-inch panel we’ve seen in the vast majority of Galaxy Note 3 rumors. A different report said the phone could use both AMOLED and LCD displays, depending on markets, while more distant rumors claimed that Samsung is not yet ready to use flexible displays in devices like the Galaxy Note 3, despite having considered the option.

    Now, MT Media says that the Galaxy Note 3 featuring a flexible display will enter production in August and launch in September. We’ll point out that this is just a rumor at this point, which can’t be confirmed, so don’t get too excited about it just yet.

    The publication lists a couple of reasons for Samsung’s decision to use a flexible display in the Galaxy Note 3 including the poorer than expected Galaxy S4 sales but also the threat from LG, which is said to have its own smartphone with a flexible display in the works. That’s something we heard before, directly from LG.

    If that’s not enough, we’ll add that companies including Sony and HTC will have their own Galaxy Note 3 rivals in stores this year, the already announced Xperia Z Ultra and the rumored HTC One Max (T6), respectively, which appear to be two formidable adversaries for the new Samsung flagship.

    The Korean publication also says that Samsung is apparently interested in showing the world it can still innovate with such a product. Should it indeed launch the Galaxy Note 3 with a flexible display, it could become the first smartphone maker to have a flexible display smartphone in stores.

    Assuming the details provided by the publication are accurate, we can only wonder whether Samsung is in a position to mass produce enough such display for a device that will surely stir plenty of interest in the coming months. We’ll be back with more details about the Galaxy Note 3 as soon as they’re available.

    Thanks, Andrea!

    Comments

    • YoungHermit

      As long as they make a fresh new design (and maybe a new UI (I personally love the Nature UI), they’re safe, in my opinion.

      • DanDingello

        I agree. but I think the Note3 would probably look like an oversized GS4 with a stylus just like how they did it with note2 and GS3…

        • John

          That’s fine. They’re supposed to be different models in the same Galaxy product line, hence being the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy S3.

        • John

          That’s fine. They’re supposed to be different models in the same Galaxy product line, hence being the Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy S3.

    • YoungHermit

      As long as they make a fresh new design (and maybe a new UI (I personally love the Nature UI), they’re safe, in my opinion.

      • DanDingello

        I agree. but I think the Note3 would probably look like an oversized GS4 with a stylus just like how they did it with note2 and GS3…

    • brendan soliwoda

      If this comes to be true, Samsung just grabbed my attention again. I was going to either get the T6 or the Z Ultra, but the Note III might by a viable option.

    • mumusen

      Bigger displays is no big deal. The USP of note series is the S-Pen and if competition is not giving an advanced stylus like the S-Pen along with their huge displays, i doubt people are going to shift to other manufacturers.

      • Rockwell mellow

        Agreed

      • http://annunakimaster.blogspot.com/ AnnunakiEnvoy

        Agreed….s-pen is the most important for note3. Does not mean I’m not watching all the other features I’m expecting to be with note3.
        The flexible screen? It still needs to demonstrate its worth.

        • hoggleboggle

          until we start looking at folding or rolled devices i would think the main benefit of a flexible screen is that it would be virtually indestructible. no more shattering after a drop.

    • Dominic

      probably worth noting at this point the ‘You might like’ article above of a ‘confirmation of the note 2 having a flexible screen…’

      • Mathew Hudspeth

        My thoughts exactly… Every Galaxy device has been somehow rumored as having a flexible display, and not one of them has.

    • Gary

      I would like to see a 5 or 6 inch tablet, similar to the galaxy player. No need for a phone.

    • MariaxXT

      don’t care i hate AMOLED screens. if samsung makes LCD

      flexible display i will buy it.

    • SeraZR™

      paalleeez LCD palleeeez!

    • john

      Um didn’t they say the same thing for GS4?

    • LeoSanjuan

      please Samsui don’t make Note 3 original and note 3 water resistant and note 3 mini and note 3 zoom. i can’t believe Samsung make four different galaxy s4 galaxy s4 mini galaxy s4 zoom galaxy s4 water resistant.

      • Anonymousfella

        If it sells well,Ii think samsung will make more variants!

      • Hernani Jr Destor

        note 3 mini?.. how’s that..?. :D

    • Bordeauxm

      waiting for note 4

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