Rumors of Samsung announcing a device with an unbreakable plane (UBP) display have surfaced regularly for some time now. At one point, the Samsung Galaxy Note II was to have been the first such device. That did not pan out and the Galaxy S 4 became the next likely suspect. That also fell through and now rumors are now suggesting that the upcoming Galaxy Note III will be the first device with a UBP display.
According to South Korea’s Asiae, the Galaxy Note III will sport a 5.9-inch Full HD flexible AMOLED display. That “unbreakable” polymer film display will likely be one of the key features that Samsung touts when it unveils the device.
The report adds that Samsung expects to start mass producing the UBP display in time for the Galaxy Note III to hit the street for the holiday season. AT&T could be among the carriers to offer Samsung’s latest phablet.
Earlier rumors had suggested that Samsung may go with an LCD display as it promised to work better with Samsung’s S Pen technology. Was Samsung able to improve response on its AMOLED display to the point where the switch to LCD was no longer necessary?
Among the other expected specifications are an Exynos 5 Octa processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP camera, and a larger battery than the current Note II. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean will also be on board but that could change if Google unveils Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie at Google I/O 2013 in May.
Samsung will reportedly announce the Galaxy Note III at IFA 2013 in Berlin in early September.