Last week we fielded some rumors that Samsung would finally introduce some of its new display technology for the Galaxy S IV, supposedly resulting in a well-neigh unbreakable screen and possibly even being outright flexible. Today, we also heard some rumors about the Galaxy Note III’s screen, claiming that it would take a big step up in size to 6.3 inches. The Verge has the ear of a source apparently within Samsung’s ranks who has a little to say about both these rumors, and it might not be the news you were expecting.
As for the GS4’s screen, this contact, which The Verge describes as “trusted”, says that Samsung’s flexible tech is still quite a while away from showing up in any smartphones. While a 1080p display sounds like it could very much be in the works, the day when we see a flexible or crack-proof screen may have to wait for the Galaxy S V.
We were nearly ready to dismiss that rumor about a 6.3-inch Galaxy Note III as crazy speculation, but what if there really is something to it? According to this source, “at some point in the next year, and it could be very late in the year, we might fill in the largest gap in our screen size lineup.” We always talk about 6-to-7-inch screens as a kind of no-man’s-land, and with the gap between the Note II and Samsung’s smallest tablets now standing at 1.5 inches, that sounds exactly like what this source is discussing. We’d still like to see something a little more convincing, but we’re not about to close the book on this idea just yet.
Source: The Verge