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Samsung releases flexible smartphone next month

Posted September. 23, 2013 04:50,   


Samsung Electronics will release world’s first flexible smartphone next month. Samsung Electronics and the communications industry announced Sunday that Samsung will unveil a limited edition of Galaxy Note 3, equipped with flexible display as early as early next month.

Samsung Electronics introduced Youm, a flexible display, at the CES held in Las Vegas in January this year. Considering that display technology for mobile devices has not fully developed, the limited edition of Galaxy Note 3 will likely apply plastic OLED to the display instead of the existing glass display.

Plastic OLED is an early model of flexible display, which can be formed in any shape making the product slimmer and lighter with increased durability.

Though being No. 1 in the smartphone market, Samsung has been said to be behind Apple when it comes to innovation. With the introduction of a flexible smartphone, however, Samsung is expected to turn itself from a fast follower into a first mover. A market expert said, “Samsung used to compete for bezel and display definition but now competes for display. The flexible smartphone will change the concept of smartphone.”