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Future Samsung mid-range smartphones to boast curved-edge screens, hints patent

Few months back, Samsung had announced that it'd be bringing flagship features to mid-range devices.

  • Published: December 28, 2018 12:28 PM IST
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There s no denying that Samsung s flagship devices are among the best out there, and come with a slew of premium features. One of those features are curved AMOLED displays, which have been a highlight of the chaebol s top-tier Galaxy S and Galaxy Note line-ups for quite some time now. However, if a new report is to be believed, those curved panels may soon make their way to Samsung s mid-range smartphones as well.

Samsung was recently granted a patent that the company filed more than a year ago. The patent details an LCD technology that uses a plastic material instead of glass backs. This means that the displays can be bent much more easily during the manufacturing process, and are also much sturdier. While it s true that this technology could be used for producing affordable variants of Samsung s future smartphones. PhoneArena s report says that the company is currently only focusing on pre-curved panels, such as those used in Galaxy S and Galaxy Note line-ups of smartphones.

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The key point to note here, however, is that we re talking about LCD technology. Samsung s flagship smartphones have always used AMOLED panels, and it s highly-unlikely that the company will go back to LCD screens for its top-tier smartphones. This means that it s very much possible that the above-mentioned curved LCD panels could soon be introduced in the chaebol s lower-end Galaxy J and Galaxy On series.

That wouldn t be surprising either, since a few months back, Samsung had said that as part of a revamped strategy, it would be bringing more flagship-grade features to its low-end and mid-range smartphones. We ve already seen the first fruit of that approach in the form of the recently-launched Galaxy A9 (2018), which comes with an unprecedented quad-lens rear camera system.

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  • Published Date: December 28, 2018 12:28 PM IST


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