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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Specs Leak: No Flexible Display, 6-Inch OLED Display Confirmed

By James Geddes , May 14, 2013 11:41 AM EDT
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Don't expect to see a rumored flexible display on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but don't be too discouraged by this news as it has been confirmed Samsung will be shifting from an LCD display to a much better quality 6-inch OLED display in its upcoming phablet.

It was believed Samsung had originally planned, and had even begun testing, a flexible display on its upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It is being reported that Samsung was not able to make enough flexible displays in time for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3's expected September unveiling at IFA in Berlin.

Oled-display.net is reporting that Samsung will be instead be using a higher quality 6-inch OLED display in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 instead of the lower quality LCD display found in the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

The source went on to explain the reasons why Samsung and LG are both having trouble when it comes to be the first on the market with a flexible display:

"Samsung Display plans to produce flexible AMOLED Panels at the A2 P3 line. This production line has a monthly capacity for such 24.000 sheets based on 5.5G. That is not enough capacity to make a flagship product with a flexible display like the Galaxy Note 3. Samsung Display has to expand the capacity for the flexible OLED line. Youm is the brand for the Samsung FOLED technology. The same hard facts are also for LG-Display. LG-Display has a monthly capacity of 8.000 sheets based on a 4G production line."

It seems pretty much confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will move to a 6-inch display, up from the 5-inch display currently found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. So while the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 won't ship with the flexible display many were hoping for, Galaxy Note 3 owners will have the benefit of having a beautiful 6-inch OLED display to make up for the fact.

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