Samsung has been touting their next big display advancement for quite a while now. It has nothing to do with pixel densities or resolution and everything to do with flexibility. Now a new report out of Korea says the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could be the first device to feature such a flexible AMOLED display (known as YOUM), but it isn’t quite what you think.
We’re not at the point where we will have a smartphone with a foldable screen. Rather, the flexibility will allow the screen to be fitted into a traditional smartphone built with virtually unbreakable results. It’s referred to as UBP, or unbreakable plane. The one deployed in the Note 3 would measure 5.9 inches and run at full HD resolution.
Samsung is expected to start mass producing such displays in the lead up to the Note 3’s rumored Holiday 2013 launch. With manufacturing kinks worked out and a little more refinement, it could mean more fantastic flexible designs could appear some time in 2014. For an idea of what Samsung envisions early on, check out some of these concepts from CES 2013.