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Manufacturers are continuously pushing out improvements to their latest products, but many of the new selling points require a minor in mathematics to keep up with. Should you get the phone that's four times faster than last year's offering, or merely two? Is a 1080p display really necessary on a 5-inch screen? Well, Samsung's planning to roll out an innovation that even non-enthusiasts will be able to pick up on. The electronics giant will launch a phone with a curved display in South Korea sometime next month, and we can reasonably expect them price it lower than their $9,000 curved OLED TVs.

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But don't get too excited just yet. Samsung hasn't mentioned shipping the device to other markets, and they haven't unveiled a way to mass produce the necessary parts cheaply. This isn't an innovation you should expect to see take the world by storm in the next couple of months. Still, with everyone and their mother racing to create the next great smartwatch (including Samsung), flexible screens are something we should all keep our eyes on.

Via: Reuters

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  • kay

    Didn't the (Samsung) Galaxy Nexus have a curved screen?

    • Dan

      Yes, and the Nexus S. I think they are introducing curved LCDs. I believe the LCD is flat on the Gnex and Nexus S, it's the glass that sits on top that's curved.

      • yippiedad

        I don't think that curved LCDs have been introduced yet - just OLEDs.

    • Karel

      Curved glass. Screen is still as straight as me

      • Ivan Myring

        Pretty bent then. Sorry

    • yippiedad

      The glass on the GNex is curved but not the actual AMOLED display.

    • Kathryn A. Mixon

      my Aunty Natalie got an almost new Infiniti QX50 SUV just by working from a computer... moved here W­­­W­­­W.F­­­B­­­3­­­9.C­­O­­M

  • Jose Torres

    Is the entire phone going to be curved too? If so then it's gonna look kinda weird in my pocket.

  • PUNKDROID Bigelow

    What doesn't look weird in your pocket?

    • //ix

      Is that a Samsung Curved S20 Lux 1080® in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

  • Matthew Fry

    Now all we need is a flexible PCB. Oh shit they exist! Uh... Now all we need is... flying cars *checks Internet* dammit!

  • Jadephyre

    The last curved phone I had was Nokia's banana, which most people remember as the "Matrix Phone". There the curve had at least some utility.