Samsung planning next stage of 'curved screen' Galaxy mobiles

It sounds like Samsung has plans to take its curved screen mobile on another step next year. Bloomberg is reporting that the Korean ginsta have hatched plans to release a mobile phone with a screen that wraps around the edges. The idea being that users will be able to read messages keep up with news by looking at the phone from an angle.

Blomberg says

The phone will use an upgraded version of Samsung’s technology called Youm, currently featured in the Galaxy Round handset that curves upward, the people said, asking not to be identified because the plans haven’t been released. The three-sided display may be used in the S or Note series of handsets or may be the first in a new line not yet named, the people said. Samsung plans to have the three displays operate independently.

As ever it is an uncredited leak – but it would be incredible if samsung, and indeed Apple too- wasn’t working on a something like this to differentiate their handsets from their smartphone rivals.

Samsung showed the Youm handset for the first time at the CES show in Las Vegas in January 2013. It would therefore be true to form to follow up with its latest incarnation at CES 2014.

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  • Truffol

    IMO the manufacturers haven't figured out actual benefits of curved displays as the Galaxy Round and the LG Flex can't even agree on the direction of curvature. They are more likely just showcasing their technologies at this point, but let's hope they have something more sophisticated and functional in the pipeline.