[Rumor] Samsung Confirms Flex Display for Galaxy Note 3 Next Month, Metal SGS5 & More

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  1. dgstorm

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    We have what is supposedly a confirmation of interesting news out of Samsung. We are calling it a rumor for now until it can be corroborated. First, last night a rumor popped up that a new version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be coming out next month which will include Samsung's YOUM flexible display technology. We were planning on sharing this intel with you this morning, but we can go one step further now. This report has supposedly been confirmed by a Samsung representative, and they will indeed be bringing out a new GNote3 with a plastic display in October. The screen will not initially be truly flexible, but will be made of the flex-tech for added durability and power efficiency.

    There could also be one other side benefit which would also give Samsung a more compelling reason to offer a new GNote3 a month after the first one. The YOUM tech could make it easier to facilitate a more water-resistant body for the GNote3. Because of this there is some industry speculation that this next GNote3 will actually be an "Active" version, just like the SGS4 has its own water-proof "Active" alternative.

    The second bit of news also comes from this same internal Samsung source. They supposedly confirmed the next generation Galaxy S5 will be coming with a metal casing as the rumors have been suggesting. Again, for now we are still calling this a rumor, but the intel seems very solid.

    The final juicy tidbit is not a rumor. Samsung officially announced the development of “new advanced pixel technology" for their cameras. They call it ISOCELL. Here's a quote with the details on this new tech,

    The primary result for the end user will be better low-light sensitivity, more accurate colors, and thinner camera modules. Samsung is already producing their first 8 megapixel cameras with ISOCELL tech. They plan to start mass production in Q4.

    Source: UnWiredView
     
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    SGN3 Active on Verizon, please.
     
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    I cant wait to watch the insanely cheesy / bad broadway like production for the GS5 ;)
     
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    There was another rumour floating around that another Note3 release for late Oct or Nov would include an 8MP camera; can't remember if it included a the same or lower end CPU. Wish I can remember where I read that, but I don't have time to look right now.
     
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    The Gnote 3 with the Flex Screen is suppose to be a cheaper GN3. There was talk of it being LED instead of super Amoled.
     
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    Actually, there is no consensus on the rumors for now. There are some reports that the cheaper GNote3 will be a separate device from the Flex-screen GNote3. Most of the industry speculation I could find is suggesting two different devices, but it is possible they are one and the same. Perhaps the "cheaper" GNote3 also happens to be an "Active" design. On the other hand, it doesn't seem to make sense for Samsung to use their fancy new (more expensive) flex-tech for a lower-end device...
     
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