Speculation that Samsung will debut its bendy screen technology on the Galaxy Note 3 was revived today, ahead of the phablet’s expected launch at the IFA tech expo in September.
The ground-breaking, unbreakable display, which uses flexible plastic OLED technology, has been rumoured to be on board the Note 3 for months now.
However, last week reports of production problems relating to damage caused to the screens by exposure to oxygen and water appeared to put a dampener on things.
Today, however, brought fresh hope for anyone still holding out for the Note 3 to offer the feature, after the OLED Association appeared to uncover evidence that the flexi-screen is still front and centre of Samsung’s plans.
Citing its own research, the site states: “Samsung Electronics Company (SEC) will exhibit a new Galaxy Note 3, featuring an unbreakable OLED display at IFA 2013 in September and plans to launch the product in Q4 2013.”
The switch from glass to plastic for Samsung’s phablet #3 is also rumoured to make the device lighter and thinner than its predecessor, despite the fact that it could be as much as 0.5-inches larger.
As with earlier Note handsets, the forthcoming model will almost certainly pack stylus support and a host of proprietary apps designed to take advantage of the peripheral.
The phone is also rumoured to offer 4G LTE support, a quad-core processor and a 13-megapixel camera.