Aug 9th, 2012

We’ve heard talk in the past that Samsung could wind up using one of their all new flexible displays in the Galaxy Note 2. Ever since Samsung’s displays went into mass production, it seems these rumors are kicking up once again.

As reported today by Korea IT Times, Samsung will pack a 5.5-inch flexible AMOLED HD display into the Note successor that reduces thickness by 0.4mm, but still provides added strength thanks to Unbreakable Plan (UBP) technology. While that doesn’t mean the phone itself will be bendable (it will still have a solid glass pane on top), it could possibly allow for the device to launch with a curved design, ala last year’s Galaxy Nexus. If true, the Galaxy Note 2 might not look like “a bigger Galaxy S3” as we once thought (although still very likely).

More rumors suggest Samsung may not have had enough time to test Jelly Bean on the phablet, and the Note 2 will launch with Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. Just like the rest of Samsung’s high-end 2012 devices, an update to Jelly Bean is expected later in the year. If this means they can beat the iPhone 5 out of the gate, and get the new Note into consumers’ hands quicker — I’m all for it.

[KoreaITTimes | Sammobile]

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