Feeds

Samsung prepping smartphone with curvy three-sided display

Report suggests flexi-handset will land next year

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Samsung is rumoured to be working on a smartphone with a wraparound three-sided display, as the race to bring out new and exciting designs to snare punters continues unabated.

The new Galaxy device will allow users to view important messages even if they’re looking at the phone from an angle, two people familiar with the plans told Bloomberg.

Each side would apparently function independently, but presumably such a feature would be redundant if, like this Reg hack, you’re one of those people who need to keep their well-used smartphone in a thick protective case.

It will apparently feature an updated version of Samsung’s flexible OLED display, dubbed YOUM, which debuted last month on the Galaxy Round handset.

It wasn’t clear whether the new handset will be the next in the company’s popular S or Note series, or if it will become the first in a new line altogether, but the smart money is on a device appearing in the second half of 2014.

The jury’s still out on flexible displays, although like wearable technology it seems to be an area Samsung is prepared to invest in to stay one step ahead of Apple and advance its reputation as a technology innovator.

Cupertino is thought to be prepping both a smart watch and iPhone designs with flexible, curved displays.

Flexi-devices are certainly garnering a lot of headlines at the moment. LG last month announced the G Flex – a curved six inch phablet.

Meanwhile, Samsung claimed at an analyst event recently that it would be introducing smartphones and tablets with foldable screens by 2015/16.

For the record, the official response from Samsung HQ on this one was a predictable "no comment". ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on
Next driver to battle fake chips with 'non-invasive' methods
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.