Many people have smartphones on their wishlist this year, but Samsung Galaxy fans are likely holding onto their S IIIs for just a little bit longer. If that sounds like you, there may be an end in sight.
And if the rumours about the Samsung Galaxy S IV's imminent arrival in April 2013 are true, then the rumour about it coming with an unbreakable screen might just be right, too.
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A Reuters story suggests that Samsung is seeking to make flexible, unbreakable displays for its next batch of Galaxy S phones, a major departure from the Corning Gorilla Glass screens of just about every other phone on the market.
"Looking to the first half of 2013, we see evidence of Smasung likely accelerating the release of the Galaxy S IV — compared with May (this year) for the Galaxy S III," UBS analyst Nicholas Gaudois told Reuters. "We believe preparations for volume manufacturing of unbreakable plastic substrate displays continue. All in all, we could see a strong products push in the high-end in the first half, followed by other releases."
Samsung declined to confirm this, but the flexible displays are something that Samsung has been showcasing at electronics shows like CES for some time now. Their eventual inclusion in Samsung's flagship phone is only a matter of time.
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Analysts are predicting that either the Samsung's smartphones will have unbreakable, possibly flexible and foldable displays by 2014.
With so much still unknown about the Samsung Galaxy S IV, there are plenty of rumours swirling around, some of which may even end up true. If we believe everything we hear about the upcoming S IV, it could potentially be running Android Key Lime Pie, a 5-inch display, a quad core processor and a 13-megapixel camera, Mobilesyrup reports.
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