It seems now that the Samsung lover won’t see Galaxy S5 with a curved display, not because of the lack of desire on the part of the company but due to insufficient production capacity of such screens.
The Korea Herald has revealed that Samsung isn’t yet capable of producing a large amount of curved screens, such as those used in the Galaxy Round, the first smartphone to integrate the innovation. In fact, the current production lines would able to ensure only 8000 5.5-generation sheets per month, which translates to about 500,000 flexible display screens with a diagonal of 5 inches and with a yield of 30%.
These numbers aren’t sufficient for the flagship of the popular Galaxy S series. The smartphone is currently on sale in stores, the Galaxy S4, has already reached the milestone of 40 million units shipped globally. A source close to Samsung said that the Korean manufacturer will invest in a new production line aiming to increase the production capacity to one million panels per month, but it’s unlikely to be able to complete the work in time for the next Galaxy S5.
Therefore, probably the Samsung Galaxy S5 will use a traditional display, perhaps with a better resolution. Recent rumors have also revealed the hardware specs that include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, Adreno 330 GPU, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, similar to the existing Galaxy Note 3 specs. In addition to a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera and a 16-megapixel rear module, the phone would run Android 4.4 KitKat with greatly improved TouchWiz user interface. The market launch is currently expected by March or April 2014.