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Samsung Electronics’ next-generation Galaxy S IV flagship smartphone will not only feature traditional software and hardware innovations, but will also take advantage of the company’s bendable screen technology, which will make its display unbreakable, a media report claims. The Google Android-powered smartphone may reinvent mobile phones as we know them today.

Samsung Galaxy S IV will be based on a high-performance quad-core Exynos application processor as well as large screen with pixel density of 441 pixels per inch (ppi), reports Reuters news-agency. But most importantly, Samsung’s next-gen flagship will feature AMOLED display panels that replace glass substrate with plastic material, which essentially means that they will never crack when the phone gets dropped.

"Eventually, they will have unbreakable and flexible displays. Either the Galaxy S IV or S V will have unbreakable and even possibly flexible and foldable displays by 2014. That is going to be a game-changer," said Mark Newman, an analyst at Stanford Bernstein in Hong Kong.

Back in November it was reported that Samsung Display, a producer of display panels that belongs to Samsung, is in the last phase of development of flexible displays for mobile devices, which are expected to be released in the first half of next year. Bendable displays are virtually unbreakable and naturally provide a lot of opportunities when it comes to creation of innovation shapes of smartphone.

Even though Samsung has already demonstrated flexible displays and mobile phones at Mobile World Congress trade-show, it does not mean that that the actual devices on their base will be as weird as technology showcases. The main advantage which they will like provide will be added crash-worthiness as well as improved usability. While the screens themselves will be able to bend, other electronics components inside smartphones, such as printed-circuit boards or chips, will not be flexible and can be broken.

Samsung Galaxy S-series has proven itself as very powerful competitor for Apple’s iPhone line. The forthcoming Galaxy S IV will likely be even more competitive against Apple’s flagship than the Galaxy S III was against the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, especially considering the woes caused by scratches on the surface of the iPhone 5.

What is important is that according to market rumours Samsung will show off the Galaxy S4 at the Mobile World Congress 2013 trade-show in February and then launch it commercially in April.

“Looking to the first half of 2013, we see evidence of Samsung likely accelerating the release of the Galaxy S IV – compared with May (in 2012) for the Galaxy S III. We believe preparations for volume manufacturing of unbreakable plastic substrate displays continue. All in all, we could see a strong products push in the high-end in the first half, followed by other releases,” said Nicolas Gaudois, an analyst with UBS.

Tags: Samsung, Galaxy, Android, AMOLED


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Discussion started: 12/07/12 03:49:44 PM
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These new phones must be for the "Divas" who like to chuck their cellphone at personal assistants?
27 10 [Posted by: beenthere  | Date: 12/07/12 08:26:15 PM]
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then a possible further development for the S5 might be automatic folding into a boomerang shape so it returns to the diva, So she can have multiple tries until she hits. :-D
2 0 [Posted by: einheriar  | Date: 12/10/12 12:09:10 AM]

I'll be upgrading my S3 to the S4 when it comes out. Not because I really need new features, but I just really like rubbing it in the face of the iTards with their inferior products (plus my premier ATT discount makes it cheap). Apple is becoming less and less important...I see 1 iPhone 5 at my work and 5 S3's.
14 3 [Posted by: AnonymousGuy  | Date: 12/08/12 01:43:20 AM]
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11 26 [Posted by: Avon4Balls  | Date: 12/08/12 12:43:20 PM]

My Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD blows the iphone5 out of the water. Great call quality, works fast and a day and a half of battery life.
1 1 [Posted by: beck2448  | Date: 12/08/12 09:06:55 AM]

Plastic is not "unbreakable." It just takes more effort to break it, My prescription glasses that I use for driving, has some cracks on edges of the lens. The plastic type that the lens are made from is polycarbonate. The only thing great about plastic is it is more pliable than glass, so a drop will not hurt it. Though abusing the plastic multiple times like dropping it multiple times will break it and also plastic is easier to have scratch marks.
2 0 [Posted by: tecknurd  | Date: 12/08/12 08:13:16 PM]
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But maybe they have found a very thin hard coating to prevent the scratching that is foldable too?
0 0 [Posted by: einheriar  | Date: 12/10/12 12:11:26 AM]

Very nice phone... people but i think apple will sue because they filed for a patent on bendable phones yesterday even though Samsung has been developing them for years
2 0 [Posted by: vid_ghost  | Date: 12/11/12 04:22:22 PM]


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