While there will be plenty of big time features on board the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3, there is one big time feature that consumers, at this point, should not expect to be introduced with the Galaxy Note 3 when it arrives on September 4th in Berlin, Germany.
Plenty of rumors have been flying around about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, so many, that many of its features are already all but confirmed. The device is fully expected to feature a number of upgrades over the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung’s current Galaxy Note, including a larger display with higher resolution, improved processor, better camera, 3GB of RAM and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
In other words, the device is going to come loaded with some next-generation features that should help to make it one of the most sought after smartphones in 2013. However, despite all of the big features on board, there is one big time feature that is expected to miss the Galaxy Note 3, despite it a report that it will be shipping out as early as November.
For years, Samsung has been rumored to be coming out with flexible displays for its smartphones. Rumors about flexible displays popped up prior to the Galaxy Note 2 launch and were in the mix ahead of the Galaxy S4’s arrival thanks to Samsung showing off Samsung Youm at CES 2013 alongside the Exynos 5 Octa. Samsung Youm is Samsung’s flexible display technology.
There have been rumors that suggest that the Galaxy Note 3 will have a flexible display on board though those have been countered with reports that suggest that the company hasn’t been able to get the technology ready in time for the Galaxy Note 3’s debut. Production issues have been cited as at least one of the reasons.
Today, Korean publication ETnews chimed in saying that while Samsung is expected to start flexible display production and shipments later this year, the company will not be able to ship the displays until November, something that seems to rule out an arrival on the Galaxy Note 3. The Galaxy Note 3 is expected to arrive just a few weeks after its announcement in September.
Samsung Youm technology is not only flexible but thin and unbreakable, something that would benefit a device like the Galaxy Note 3, a massive device that will be geared as a on-the-go productivity tool. Problem is, it’s looking increasingly likely that the technology may not find its way into a consumer-grade smartphone until next year which could mean an introduction on the Galaxy S5 and or the Galaxy Note 4 later in the year.