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NewsPoster Sep 24, 2013 10:43 AM
Samsung preps Galaxy Note 3 with flexible OLED, S5 with metal housing
Samsung has reportedly confirmed plans to build a special-edition <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Galaxy Note 3</a> handset outfitted with a flexible OLED display, while separate reports point to an all-metal Galaxy S 5. Although numerous demonstrations have showed the elasticity of plastic OLED panels bent into curved shapes, the technology is instead expected to be highlighted as nearly unbreakable in a Note 3 with an otherwise rigid construction. <br />
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The feature was allegedly confirmed by a Samsung spokesman, according to a <A href="">report</a> in the Chinese news outlet <em></em> that was <A href="">spotted</a> by <em>UnwiredView</em>.<br />
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Samsung followed its initial Galaxy S4 launch with a special edition "S4 Active" featuring a waterproof build. A flexible OLED panel is viewed as the next step in ruggedization for the Note 3, adding shock- and drop-resistance to the device.<br />
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Separate <A href="">reports</a> from the <em>Tapei Times</em> suggest the company is finally ready to transition away from the plastic housings of its Galaxy S handsets, with plans to introduce an aluminum or magnesium chassis for the next-generation model. Initial orders are expected to be placed with Catcher, a Taiwan-based manufacturer that already builds housings for the HTC One and Apple's iPhones and iPads.
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