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.


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