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Big screens a thing of the past: Samsung planning phone with three-sided display

youmSamsung basically invented the super-sized phone with its Galaxy S series of elite handsets. But now that the five-inch display has become old hat, the Korean manufacturer has begun to experiment with new display form factors. 

Fresh off a limited release Galaxy Round (which for the record is curved, not round), Bloomberg is reporting that Samsung is planning to release a Galaxy-branded three-sided phone next year.

According to the unnamed sources, the three-sided display would wrap around the edges of the phone, so that messages could be read from an angle. The new multi-angle display would likely be first available in the Galaxy S or Note series.

The new form factor utilises a flexible OLED screen technology known as YOUM, the same used in the Galaxy Round. YOUM has also been demonstrated to be bendable and flexible – though its Round debut was in a static (if curved) form factor.

In a way, this three-sided display is a natural evolution of existing technologies – a logical successor to the LED indicator.

However, the real excitement is probably beyond phones, where this capability can lead to innovative devices that bend, roll-up, and take us into the future.

 

Originally published on TechHive. Click here to read the original story. Reprinted with permission from IDG.net. Story copyright 2017 International Data Group. All rights reserved.
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