The above pic is a Samsung proto-type which debuted at CES. It may not be indicative of the final shipping device.
The rumored flexible-display tech smartdevice coming next month from Samsung turned out to be dead on. At the official launch of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 event in South Korea today, Samsung’s mobile business head of strategic marketing D.J. Lee shared the company plans to introduce the first curved screen flexible display smartdevice. He said, "We plan to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in South Korea in October." It doesn't get much clearer than that, but Samsung still went a step further.
His statements were later clarified by Park Sang-jin, president of Samsung SDI, which is the conglomerate’s battery making division. Sang-jin indicated the device will be rigid and will have a unique design. Here's a quote,
Although this part was not confirmed, the newest rumors suggest this new curved, flex-display smart device will actually be a "limited edition" version of the Galaxy Note 3. Supposedly, it is still tough for Samsung to mass produce the new technology, so they are only planning to offer one limited edition curved GNote3 for every ten regular versions.As plastic liquid crystal displays are strong enough to neither shatter even when dropped on the ground nor need frames, it is possible to produce devices with unique designs.
Hmmm... this could turn into quite the useful marketing gimmick for Samsung. Offering a limited edition rare version of the device could build even more buzz for the GNote series. What do you guys think?