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iPhone 6, Galaxy S5 will both pass on curvy screen

Neither Apple nor Samsung are expected to feature flexible displays on their flagship devices in 2014.
Posted By Gabrielle Levy   |   Dec. 23, 2013 at 2:44 PM   |   Comments

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Dec. 23 (UPI) -- New models of the top two smartphones will pass on one of the industry's most anticipated new trends -- the flexible screen.

Sources said Samsung has yet to successfully ramp up its production on a curved display in order to roll it out on its flagship device when it introduces the next model in 2014.

"The current capacity for flexible panels is not high enough for the Galaxy S5, which will be rolled out early next year.” Eugene Investment & Securities analyst Kim Jong-hyun said.

Neither is Apple is also expected to incorporate a flexible screen into its next model iPhone, likely to ship next year. Since Samsung and LG are the only companies producing these curved displays so far, production is not yet at the levels demanded for an Apple phone.

But while the mobile companies won't feature a flexible screen on their top devices next year, the feature may well show up on several smaller variants.

“Curved ones will be unveiled late next year as a Galaxy variant rather than as a flagship model," Kim said. And Samsung's Galaxy Round, the first flexible display smartphone so far only available in South Korea, may sell as many as 50,000 units next year. LG also markets its LG G Flex in South Korea and other markets.

[BGR]

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