Smartphones with flexible displays are already a reality (LG G Flex and Samsung Galaxy Round). However, this technology is very young and there’s a lot of room for improvement. Samsung, which are well-known for their passion to innovate are apparently working on a smartphone with a 3-sided display for 2014, according to some sketches leaked via unofficial channels.
The screen is supposed to wrap around the edges of the phone, offering a touch-enabled side screen with functions such as slide lock & unlock and battery status. Other possible functions include using it as a scroll bar, info bar and clipboard. It’s still not clear which of these features will get implemented or if new ones will be added. Even so, the side-bar screen has great potential in making a smartphone even more functional and providing smooth navigation.
Unsatisfied with Galaxy S and Galaxy Note sales number for this year, Samsung is planning to release the S5 earlier than originally planned, rumors say. The future Samsung phone models will boast higher-quality cameras, at least on par with the competition. There is currently no information, if the wraparound display will be included in one of the Samsung existing lines like Galaxy S and Galaxy Note or they will decide to create an entirely new one.