Samsung's first curved display smartphone to arrive soon

It has been officially confirmed that Samsung plans to introduce a smartphone with a curved display later this month, but details are still unknown.

Samsung has shown back in January that flexible OLED displays are a technology close to becoming mainstream and a few months later the first curved OLED TV sets were launched. Next to Samsung LG is also selling such TV sets at about $9,000. Last week Samsung confirmed the arrival of a curved display during October and new details should emerge anytime now. 

During the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launch event in Seoul, Samsung's D.J. Lee said "We plan to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in South Korea in October," but without adding any other detail about the upcoming handset. While this seems like a niche product that will have a prohibitive price and will only be introduced in South Korea, reality seems to prove the contrary.

Recent reports claim that a curved OLED display smartphone from LG is already being manufactured and should arrive later this month, so an official declaration from Samsung regarding such a device means they are also very close to the day of release. 

Since Samsung recently took over Apple's position as the global smartphone market leader, it makes sense for them to try to push the flexible OLED display technology into mass production as soon as possible. Obviously a smartphone is the best vector for such a new technology, so stay tuned for fresh info on this topic.

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Codrut Nistor, 2013-10- 3 (Update: 2013-10- 3)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.