Every year Samsung holds a big event dedicated to launching new, innovative technology. This year’s IFA event will be held in September and announces itself to be a grand one.
According to a senior executive of a major local supplier for Samsung, cited by ‘The Korea Times’, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 that’s expected to be announced at the IFA event will also come in a version with a flexible display and curved design. Not only this, Samsung will also reveal Gear Glass – their version of Google Glass. The highly anticipated curved version of the Galaxy Note 4 will only be sold to niche markets, and as for the rest of us, well, we’ll have to settle with a flat AMOLED display.
The utility of curved displays is still in question however, and while Samsung is able to provide a small number of devices to targeted markets, it will probably cost them too much to mass produce these flexible displays for a world-wide distribution. I think it’s safe to say that we’ll have to wait a little longer for this technology to become the next big thing.
On another hand, the Note 4 will also feature a QHD (2560×1440) display, the latest technology in CPUs from Snapdragon and Exynos, and a 16 MP camera. But the real difference will probably (and hopefully) be made by the new form factor that Samsung is promising with their latest Note device.
September is a long ways out but rumors are starting to pile up, and while we’re well aware of the Gear Glass speculations, more wearable technology is on its way. Until then, stick with us for the latest and greatest news in the Android world.
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