When it comes to Samsung, many of us will currently be focused on the firm's upcoming GALAXY Note 10.1 announcement, expected to be made this Wednesday and, perhaps, the ongoing legal battle between the Korean firm and Apple. However, in the not so distant future, August 29th, Samsung is expected to be announcing the GALAXY Note II and, it's appearing as though we may be in for a pleasant surprise.
It has been reported by Korea IT Times that the GALAXY Note II will in fact feature a YOUM flexible OLED display. This may sound like a random rumour that someone has cooked up, however, there have been claims for quite some time that Samsung will be providing a larger screen on the Note II, whilst the device itself will in fact be smaller; for this to be possible, the phone would have to feature almost no bezel - something not currently possible with standard display tech.
Backing-up these claims was a recent leak of an old photo on Samsung's Pakistan Facebook page. The device, witnessed in a video back at CES, previously believed to be the GALAXY S III, again features a screen with almost no bezel.
When we think flexible OLED, we think flexible phones, however, until other technology develops around the concept and usable designs are first drawn up, flexible OLEDs have a much simpler, yet quite effective role to play in the design of a modern smartphone; they do not shatter or break when dropped, they do not require a thick bezel around their sides, they're thinner and lighter, allowing for either a slimmer phone or a larger battery, advantages which Samsung is no doubt eager to make use of.