Fans of novelty/ innovative [delete as you feel applicable] form factors holding out for a flexible screen-toting Samsung Galaxy handset got something of a fillip today, after a source corroborated rumours that the Note 3 could debut bendy display technology later this year.
Speaking to the thoroughly decent coves at SamMobile, an unnamed insider revealed that there are three different prototypes of the Note 3 being tested right now.Among these is one with a flexible screen, which, manufacturing problems permitting, might make it to market, the source claims.
In case production problems with the tech prove insurmountable, Samsung is testing two other shells for the Note 3. These prototypes purportedly feature an exterior that’s barely discernable from the Galaxy S4 and another with what’s intriguingly described as a “completely different” design.
One look that it seems we definitely won’t be seeing with the Note 3, however, is the boxy, square form factor that cropped up online last week.
According to SamMobile’s man this was a fake – something we’d long suspected given how far it departs from Samsung’s curvaceous, nature-inspired design ethos and close resemblance to a Sony smartphone.
Earlier rumours suggest that the third-gen Note is expected to reveal itself in September at the IFA tech expo and will pack a 5.6-inch full HD display and a quad-core processor.