Even before Samsung's recently unveiled Galaxy Note 3 heads for a market release, a rumour has surfaced that the South Korean company is reportedly prepping to release a much durable Galaxy Note phablet variant with a flexible display next month.
At the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2013 in January, Samsung had unveiled bendable plastic based OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen technology 'Youm', which many predicted will be featured in Galaxy S4 smartphone. But it was released with a glass-based AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) display. The focus then shifted to Samsung's next high-end device, Galaxy Note 3, but once gain the rumour faced an early death after Samsung unveiled it with the same AMOLED based screen.
Now, a Samsung official was reportedly quoted saying by Asian Daily that the company will come with a handset boasting of a bendable display and has plans to release a limited edition of Galaxy Note 3 with flexible OLED display next month. However, the report does not reveal anything specific regarding which markets would receive the early shipments. Since Samsung is said to release Galaxy Note 3 in the US next month, the upcoming variant may also tag along with original model to debut in America.
The plastic-based OLED screen is expected is expected to trim down the weight as well as increase durability of the device. However, it is to be noted that flexible screens does not translate to bendable smartphone as the hardware (chipset board and battery) inside the device will limit the foldable feature.
A recent report has pointed that Samsung is also working on a cheaper version of Galaxy Note 3 with a 5.5-inch LCD display and 8.0-megapixel camera. The device is expected to hit emerging markets in November.