On Tuesday, news broke on a rumor that pinned Samsung to produce the Galaxy Note 4 with a QHD display and Snapdragon 805 processor. Today, more rumors are pouring in, claiming that there isn’t just one version of the Galaxy Note 4 this year. According to Korea Times, sources claim there will be two models of the Note 4, one which features a regular flat OLED display for the masses, and then another model which could feature a curved OLED display for niche markets.
The last time we saw Samsung produce a phone with a curved display, it was for the Galaxy Round. That phone, with its taco shape, was released in small quantities, never really making it to meaningful markets. The phone was generally thought to be nothing more than a way for Samsung to show off curved display tech. I wouldn’t go as far as to call it a bust, but it took what most would consider to be the wrong approach to a curved display. LG got it right with the G Flex, by putting the curve through the horizontal axis.
In addition to two variants of the Galaxy Note 4, which are reported to be announced sometime around IFA in September, Samsung will also introduce a new line of wearables. These wearables could be based around the new Android Wear platform, as Samsung was introduced as an OEM partner for the platform when it was announced by Google. No information as to what to expect from the wearables in terms of specs, though.
Note fans and wearables fans have a lot to look forward to, especially if Samsung intends to possibly introduce a curved OLED QHD display. It was not mentioned in the report what the resolution of the curved display would be, but as the saying goes, go big or go home, Samsung.
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