Samsung Galaxy Note 2 rumored to be rocking a 5.5-inch flexible display
While flexible displays on smartphones have been somewhat of a taboo, if you invest any stock at all into the rumor mill, they might just be about to become more of a reality than a pink unicorn — love ya AOKP!
According to a report from Korea IT Times, Samsung may have a little surprise to “roll out”, in regards to the upcoming Galaxy Note 2. Supposedly, the device will feature a 5.5-inch flexible AMOLED HD display. Now, before you go all bonkers on us, it’s important to keep in mind the point that our buddy Chris, from Phandroid, stressed — the device will still come with a solid glass pane on top, so you won’t be able to bend the phone like the ones we’ve all seen in those crazy CES videos.
Oh, you haven’t seen them yet? Well, here ya go. Take a peek at these concept devices, displayed at CES 2011 — yes, last year.
Now, back to the matter at hand, the Galaxy Note 2. It’s also said to come with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), but that’s not really so much of a surprise as it is a let down. I’m sure there’s more than a few of you out there hoping it will come with the latest and greatest version of Android to date, Jelly Bean. Word has it, Samsung hasn’t had enough time to test Android 4.1 on the device yet, but it should still receive an update sometime this year.
With Apple expected to announce the iPhone 5 next month, we’d like to see the Note 2 drop ahead of time, just to get the early numbers moving for Samsung. If that means waiting for an update, I guess it is what it is. We’ll let you know as soon as these rumors get confirmed or denied.