Is Samsung Planning a Three-Sided Galaxy Phone?

Top smartphone vendors are in a we-never-rest race to come out with tweaks and tantalizers to keep on course with formidable competition. And now, rumors are traveling quickly round the web, saying that Samsung may be planning a three-sided display device to bring to market.

According to talk outside of Samsung, the South Korean electronics superstar intends to come out with a three-sided display that will cover the front and two sides of a smartphone. Reportedly, each side of the display would operate independently. The buzz stems from a Bloomberg report by Jungah Lee in Seoul, who said that, "Samsung plans to release a Galaxy smartphone next year with a three-sided display that wraps around the edges so that messages can be read from an angle."

The sources of the information, Lee said, were "two people familiar with the plans." They asked not to be identified as the plans were not yet released. The sources did not discuss any release date for the new device, but smartphone watchers estimate that a wraparound screen phone might be ready for rollout by the end of 2014.

The smartphone user may have a phone with a display setup where the user could get incoming notification messages on the side displays, or receive song title information on the side displays, or any other extra content apart from the information on another display. Each side of the multi-sided screen would operate independently and could be viewed separately from the others.

Youm Enhancement

What's more, according to the Bloomberg report, the three-sided display will be manufactured using an upgraded version of Samsung's Youm flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) display technology.

Any launch of a device carrying an enhanced iteration of Youm in and of itself would be an attention-getter for Samsung. Youm turned heads in Las Vegas in January...

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