Excitable forecasts that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could debut a ground-breaking flexible screen look wide of the mark today, amid reports that Samsung is battling production problems with bendy display technology.
According to ETnews, the phone-maker is struggling to maintain the quality of the display and ensure it is resistant to exposure to moisture and oxygen, both of which are kryptonite for OLEDs.
To overcome the problem, Samsung is working on alternative encapsulation tech to make its flexi-screens more robust.
However, with development likely to take more than a matter of months, the signs are that the flexible display won’t be a fixture when the Note 3 lands later this year, kyboshing the hopes of anyone hoping for a radical new look approach to shake up the increasingly homogenous state of smartphone design.
The news comes amid separate reports that the Note 3, which is expected to drop in the third quarter will see Samsung break with form and ditch the range’s plastic frames for a metallic exterior.
Assuming we can believe what we’re told – and some have claimed the story was little more than a plant by HTC’s PR team - the move to premium materials was inspired by glowing reviews for the HTC One’s build quality.
Earlier rumours suggest that the Note 3 will also pack a 6.0” full HD AMOLED display, 4G LTE support, a quad-core processor and a 13-megapixel camera.