Samsung’s wrap around LCD smartphone display reportedly in testing

We saw the Samsung Galaxy Round and LG Flex and Flex 2 emerge showing us what curved displays could look and work like on a smartphone in the last year or so. Now it looks like Samsung is going to take screen bends to a much more extreme angle with a mobile display on three of the six surfaces of a smartphone.

Samsung can make a display that wraps over the smartphone edges

Samsung can make a display that wraps over the smartphone edges

Of course the main display will be the front of the phone but it is thought the other two display areas will cover the top and bottom edges of the smartphone, similar to the picture above.

CNet’s Sa Youn Hwang reports that Samsung has already began testing a smartphone using such a display. Hwang says that this device was hinted at by a Samsung exec during a recent conference with investors; “While I cannot mention specifics, we are planning on unveiling an innovative large-screen flagship model, an attractive phone that takes advantage of cutting-edge materials,” said Samsung’s Kim Hyeon Jun.

How will this wrap around display be utilised?

How will this wrap around display be utilised?

Do readers think that the wrap around display as rumoured will be a USP that can help Samsung sell more smartphones? Samsung fortunes have been seen to wane in recent financial quarters for one reason or another. The company is extremely prolific at introducing hardware but my experience with Samsung software on my Galaxy Note 8, for example, wasn’t very good in general. How will the firm make good use of this cutting edge screen tech is a bigger question than whether Samsung can create a device with such a screen, or not.

Mark Tyson

Mark has worked for a number of years as a newshound on other technology news websites. He decided to write for Tech Assimilate thanks to this web site's open embracing vision of the fascinating world of personal technology. Mark has also worked in the printing and advertising industries for tens of years previously.

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