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NewsPoster Oct 7, 2013 12:54 PM
Samsung rumored to launch smartphone with flexible display this week
The battle for mobile devices with curved displays is heating up, with reports suggesting that <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/295700==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/11/14/no.word.on.commercial.availability/" rel='nofollow'>Samsung</a> could announce such a smartphone soon, if not before the end of this week. The device, said to be called the Galaxy Round, could end up being revealed before rival <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/295701==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/10/07/phone.launch.expected.in.november/" rel='nofollow'>LG launches</a> a version with its own <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/295702==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/10/02/lg.smartphone.to.use.flexible.display.in.rigid.bod y/" rel='nofollow'>mass-produced</a> curved screen. <br />
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The report <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/295703==http://www.asiae.co.kr/news/view.htm?idxno=2013100609285190267" rel='nofollow'>from</a> <em>Asiae</em> suggests that the device could have specifications similar to the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/295704==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/09/05/phone.display.stretches.yet.again/" rel='nofollow'>Galaxy Note 3</a>, something which has been <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/295705==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/09/24/panel.expected.to.improve.durability/" rel='nofollow'>hinted at previously</a> in earlier rumors, though it isn't quite clear if the device will use the S Pen like its flat-screened counterpart. The display itself could be a flexible version using plastic substrates instead of glass, placed onto a solid backing in order to provide extra strength and to fix its position in place. <br />
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While it will almost certainly be released in South Korea initially, it is thought <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/295706==http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Round-could-be-announced-this-week-first-smartphone-with-flexible-display_id48033" rel='nofollow'>by</a> <em>Phone Arena</em> to have a steep price due to the limited number of displays being produced. This could mean that it will be some time before it ends up being launched in other regions.
 
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