Samsung have demonstrated their first prototypes of YOUM flexible screen at the CES 2013 which are shatterproof, light and thin displays. Reports claim that Samsung may be releasing the very first commercial device with YOUM and seems like a variant of the 2013 phablet will feature it - the Galaxy Note 3 ACTIVE.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Active
Samsung may release a tough and durable variant of the Galaxy Note 3 soon, similar of what the company did on the Galaxy S4. The difference between these two flagship Android devices is that YOUM flexible display screen will be first commercialised on the Galaxy Note 3 Active.
According to AndroidCommunity, a variant of the Galaxy Note 3 called Active may be released sooner than expected which will feature the YOUM flexible screen and other hazard protections such as water-resistance and dust-resistance.
Both LG and Samsung are competing against each other which company will make the first flexible or unbreakable display screen for smartphones and phablets available to the market. Rumours have set their eyes on Samsung on releasing limited edition Galaxy Note 3 Active using YOUM flexible display technology, waterproof, shatterproof and possibly shockproof as well considering the trend on the Galaxy S4 line.
However, there is nothing official yet from Samsung and fans may get themselves using the Galaxy Note 3 at the meantime while they wait for the Active variant.
YOUM Flexible Screens
YOUM flexible screens were presented by Samsung, in January 2013 at the CES event, which are made from plastic AMOLED displays, designed for smartphones. Devices with YOUM screen get the following attributes:
- Flexible and unbreakable display
- Shatterproof body
- Lighter and thinner compared to devices with glass OLED screens
Samsung did not give any actual commitment when exactly would YOUM screens will become available to the market but the South Korean tech giant aims to use it on producing a variant of the Galaxy Note 3 phablet with plastic OLED, upcoming 5.9-inch devices and larger devices such as tablets.
As of now, the shipping release date of the first YOUM devices will be in fourth quarter of 2014.