Samsung’s curved phone may be first in new series, not a Note variant – rumor

October 3, 2013
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Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve heard  rumors about Samsung releasing a variant of the Galaxy Note 3 equipped with a plastic-based display. However, a new report squarely contradicts those rumors, claiming that Samsung will create a distinct series of devices, similar to the Galaxy S and Note series.

Korean outlet Money Today is reporting that Samsung’s curved screen phone would be similar to the Youm prototypes we’ve first seen at CES back in January. This first device will reportedly not feature an S Pen and will not be a rugged variant of the Note 3 as we first thought.

As a reminder, Samsung executives recently disclosed that the company’s first phone equipped with a plastic-based display will launch this month.

Ameblo, a Japanese tech blog, discovered a GFXBench benchmark entry that could belong to this curved screen phone. The entry for the device codenamed SM-G910S reveals the presence of a Snapdragon 800 processor, a Full HD (1920 x 1080) display, and Android 4.3. The device is LTE-A compatible and may launch as soon as next week with several Korean carriers.

Samsung has competition in the flexible display race – just today, we learned that the G Flex, LG’s owned curved phone, could launch in November, with a 6-inch 1280 x 720 display and a Snapdragon 800 processor on board.

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