Samsung has plans to introduce a new Galaxy smartphone characterized by a blending screen “wraparound” three sides of the device, reported by Bloomberg, who claims to have learned the information from two sources familiar with the project.
The innovative smartphone would use an updated version of the Youm, which has been shown by the South Korean group during the last two Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and already introduced – but differently — in the Galaxy Round. The sources also reveal Samsung will offer each side of the display to go to operate independently; for example the lateral parts show incoming messages.
The technology should enable new ways of using the device, accordingly and provides greater convenience for users.
The Samsung phone could use the atypical display and belong to the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, the report adds. There is no reliable information about the release date of the first product, but Samsung is reportedly preparing to release the phone during the second half of 2014. The certainty only lies in the form factor, which will be completely different from that of the Galaxy Round, and probably similar to that prototype that showed at CES, 2013.
Currently, Samsung has been the undisputed leader of the smartphone market, but the high-end segment is rapidly saturating, and precisely, the South Korean manufacturer is trying to diversify — as much as possible — its product portfolio, expanding it to flexible displays, the smartwatch and perhaps even the smart glasses in the future.