The Galaxy Note 4 could finally make good on years of rumours of a flexible screen-toting Samsung smartphone, after an exec revealed the phone-maker is considering incorporating bendy display tech in its next-gen phablet.
Lee Younghee, VP at Samsung's mobile division, told the Wall Street Journal that although the Note 4 is still at a nascent stage and a final decision hasn’t been made on its design, the company is mulling a flexible screen.
The adoption of a flexi-display by Samsung, talk of which has been a tech-site staple for longer than we'd like to remember, would make the Note 4 markedly more robust and shock-resistant than rival devices.
Perhaps more importantly, it would massively help to differentiate the S-Pen-stylus-equipped Note range from rival smartphones and phablets as well.
Younghee also revealed that fresh takes on the Galaxy Tab tablet range will make their debut at a press call at Madison Square Gardens on June 12th. That wasn’t too much of a surprise, though, given that invites to the event sent out last week featured the none-too-cryptic tagline ‘Tab into colour’.
The Note 4, meanwhile, is likely to tip up in September at the IFA tech expo in Berlin, as it has every year so far.
Speculation doing the rounds also suggests it may be home to a brawny eight-core processor to enable the Note 4 to kick sand in the face of less gym-buffed handsets.
Samsung’s much-maligned fingerprint scanner is tipped to be present and correct too, as is a 20.7-megapixel camera.