Despite previous reports, the upcoming flexible phone from Samsung may not be a variant of the Galaxy Note 3 after all. According to Money Today, a Korean outlet, the flexible device we’ll soon be able to get our hands on will in fact be more similar to the Youm prototypes Samsung showcased earlier this year.
This would mean that the handset wouldn’t have S Pen capabilities and perhaps not any of the specifications in the current Galaxy Note 3.
The most likely candidate for Samsung’s flexible phone could be a prototype that we saw earlier this year at CES- it was a handset that had a slight curved screen so that part of the display could be seen from across the room when face up.
The design purpose of this is so that owners can see notifications on the small strip of screen that stretches out to the side instead of having to walk up to the phone and stoop over it to see notifications.
In terms of inner hardware, Ameblo, a blog from Japan reportedly discovered a GFXBench benchmark entry that could belong to the Samsung flexible display device.
According to their report, the hardware include a Snapdragon 800, a full HD display and Android 4.3.
There is no real proof to either of these reports, so we’ll have to wait a little while longer to find out just what Samsung has planned for their flexible display smartphone, and whether it will manage to beat the other flexible smartphones on the verge of being announced.