The next generation of Samsung’s Galaxy Note handset might have a flexible screen.
Not designed for bending your phone in half, the flexible screen would instead be a material that makes the screen more resilient when it comes to bumps and falls. With a flexible display, if you drop your phone on a rock it has a chance of bouncing back. Do the same thing with glass, and you’re probably in for trouble.
Referred to by some as a ‘phabet’ the Galaxy Note falls between a traditional phone and smaller tablet in the size department. The current version of the handset has a 5.3-inch display, 1.5GHz processor, and comes packing 16GB of built-in memory.
Samsung is expected to refresh the handset later this month on August 29, a few days before IFA kicks off in Berlin. Little is known about the next generation of the handset; however, leaked specs suggest that the phone will have a slightly better screen resolution than its predecessor as well as a faster 1.6Ghz quad-core processor.
The semi-flexible screen coupled with some other changes could also allow the phone to be thinner or include a larger battery.
Samsung has an event scheduled for next week in New York where the company is expected to launch the larger brother of the phone, the Galaxy Note 10.1.
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