The next-gen Samsung smartphone rumors are continuing to roll in, and they seem to be getting more and more outlandish as we get closer to the Galaxy S IV actually becoming a real thing. By the time Samsung actually unveils the new Android flagship, the rumors are going to be telling us it will make us breakfast in the morning, at this rate. Not that we’re complaining, because a waffle cooking smartphone would be awesome.
At any rate, today’s rumor comes courtesy of Reuters, who says that the Galaxy S IV may well have an unbreakable display. While that sounds pretty ridiculous at first, it’s actually not as crazy as you might think. Thanks to Samsung’s extensive use of OLED technology, they no longer have to mount their displays on glass, like you do with LCD panels. Instead, Samsung is free to mount their OLED displays on any sort of plastic composite they can dream up, which means both unbreakable and flexible screens will eventually be possible.
Not only that, but analysts are expecting Samsung to release the Galaxy S IV sooner than the May release date that was originally speculated. Here’s what an analyst from UBS had to say on the matter:
“Looking to the first half of 2013, we see evidence of Samsung likely accelerating the release of the Galaxy S IV – compared with May (this year) for the Galaxy S III. 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.”
We’re still skeptical about whether Samsung will manage to bring any of these impressive-sounding new technologies to the market as soon as early next year, but at this point it’s a safe bet that they’re coming eventually. We’re excited to see what the Korean smartphone maker has up their sleeve when it comes to the Galaxy S IV.