Previous reports suggested that Samsung was planning to put a curved screen on the Galaxy S5, its upcoming flagship. However, a new report is now saying that this is less likely to happen.
According to The Korean Herald, “Samsung is highly unlikely to adopt Youm, a curved display panel, for the Galaxy S5 smartphone due to its insufficient capacity, industry sources said.”
Kim Jong-hyun, an analyst at Eugene Investment & Securities, said, “The current capacity for flexible panels is not high enough for the Galaxy S5, which will be rolled out early next year. Curved ones will be unveiled late next year as a Galaxy variant rather than as a flagship model.”
There have also been reports of Apple planning to put a curved screen on the iPhone 6, Apple’s next flagship. However, the same report says, “Apple is not expected to adopt curved displays for its iPhone 6 either, as the only capable flexible suppliers ― Samsung Display and LG Display ― cannot even meet their own needs. LG Display is capable of handling 12,000 4.5-generation sheets per month, reportedly producing fewer panels than Samsung.”
John Seo, an analyst at Shinhan Investment, said, “It is difficult for Apple to adopt curved display next year, though 2015 is more plausible.”
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