Galaxy Note 3 May Use 6-Inch AMOLED Screen, No Flexible Display [RUMOR]

By Binu Paul , Updated May 14, 2013 04:16 PM EDT
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Samsung has a number of devices in the pipeline and one of the most awaited products is the Galaxy Note 3, of which we have been hearing a lot over the last few months. The latest in the rumor mill is a big and major one suggesting that the third-generation Galaxy Note would pack a 6-inch AMOLED display. However, it does carry the not-so-good news for Galaxy fans that the device will not feature a heavily anticipated flexible display.

Samsung, in a note to investors Korea Investment & Securities Co, confirmed that the Galaxy Note 3 will be announced in the second-half of 2013 and that it will feature a 6-inch screen with AMOLED display panel, instead of LCD, according to a report from Oled-Display.Net (via SamMobile). The report also suggest that Samsung did try to bring the flexible display on Galaxy Note 3; however, the company could not meet the requirements of mass production right on time.

"Samsung Display plans to produce flexible AMOLED Panels at the A2 P3 line. This production line has a monthly capacity for such 24.000 sheets based on 5.5G. That is not enough capacity to make a flagship product with a flexible display like the Galaxy Note3. Samsung Display has to expand the capacity for the flexible OLED line. Youm is the brand for the Samsung FOLED technology," the report states.

The report states that Samsung Display has yet to enter the mass production phase for flexible OLED panels. "The supply of necessary equipment has not been finalized yet. Some specific processes should be finalized in 1H13 (first half of 2013) but are not ready for mass production. Samsung Display will start the production maybe in 2H13 but the shipments to Samsung Electronics would be too less. So the Galaxy Note 3 will get no flexible AMOLED Display," the report confirms.

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