Samsung tested the market with its Samsung Galaxy Round device checking if rounded displays make a difference. While the device cannot be considered as success similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4 series, it did create an interest over what next generation smartphones and tablets may look like. According to recent information, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may feature a new form factor including a three sided display. What can people expect?
According to recent reports, the upcoming Galaxy Note phablet will feature a Youm flexible OLED display technology. According to a report by ZDNet Korea, industry insiders hint that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be the first device to sport a three-sided Youm display.
The report also noted that the three-sided display can be used to display mail, calls and messages notifications. Users do not have to unlock the device to view updates from their phones. To further support the use of the three-sided display, the report highlighted Samsung's introduction of the Youm flexible OLED display technology during the CES 2013.
Samsung unveiled a curved prototype device with wrap-around screen. This extended the display to the sides or edges of the unit. Likewise, Senior Vice President of Samsung's product strategy team, Yoon Han-Kil, told Reuters that the company wants to release a Galaxy Note sporting a new form factor. The release should be around the second half of this year. According to Han-kil:
"Our ultimate goal is to make products that consumers really aspire to have. This is how we are trying to find a breakthrough in the stagnant premium market".
During the second analyst meeting of the company in November 2013, the South Korean tech giant hinted at working on newer technologies focusing on the use of folding displays. The company also wants to venture to foldable phones in 2015.
Previously, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 came with a full-HD 5.7-inch display. Samsung has yet to make an official announcement about the Galaxy Note 4.