JK Shin claims more time is needed for flexible displays to become standard
There’s been a lot of talk on the next Galaxy Note phablet, which is expected to be officially unveiled at IFA 2013 trade fair in September.Initial rumors suggested that Samsung would include a 5.9-inch display within the Galaxy Note III and then, additional info emerged that claimed that the smartphone would boast a slightly larger 6-inch touchscreen.
The latest hearsay on Galaxy Note III’s specs sheet claims that Samsung plans to embed a flexible display onto its phablet. Alas, the information was inaccurate and has been quickly dismissed by Samsung’s CEO JK Shin.
Korea Times reports that JK Shin has recently confirmed that Samsung Galaxy Note III will be officially introduced later this year at IFA 2013 trade fair, in Berlin, Germany.
He also dismissed the latest rumors claiming the Galaxy Note III would be the first Samsung smartphone to pack a flexible display.
According to him, “more time will be needed” for the company to develop this type of displays, so Galaxy Note III will come packed with a non-flexible touchscreen.
It is also worth mentioning that Samsung Galaxy Note III has been confirmed to be released with a 5.9-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen display.
Although it will boast a much larger screen than the Galaxy Note II, the upcoming Galaxy Note III will not be much bigger than the previous model due to its thinner bezel.
In the same piece of news, SamMobile has it from a reliable source close to the matter that Samsung Galaxy Note III will feature the same casing as the Galaxy S 4.
That means its hardware will be protected by a hyperglazed polycarbonate plastic case, which, hopefully, won’t crack too easy.
No other details on the phone’s specs have been confirmed yet, but rumors suggest that Galaxy Note III will be equipped with a 1.9 GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.