CNET’s Scott Webster initially reported that the upcoming gadget is currently dubbed “Project J” and it supposedly features a quad-core processor and a 13-megapixel camera.
Nicolas Gaudois, an analyst for UBS, said, “Looking to the first half of 2013, we see evidence of Samsung likely accelerating the release of the Galaxy S IV – compared with May (this year) for the Galaxy S III. We believe preparations for volume manufacturing of unbreakable plastic substrate displays continue. All in all, we could see a strong products push in the high-end in the first half, followed by other releases.”
Samsung has yet to make a comment.
Stanford Bernstein analyst Mark Newman adds, “Eventually, they’ll have unbreakable and flexible displays. Either the Galaxy S IV or S V will have unbreakable and even possibly flexible and foldable displays by 2014. That’s going to be a game-changer.”
If this report is true, Samsung ‘s new screen could change the way smartphones and tablets are made. Of course, I think it will be a few years down the road before we see technology products that are virtually “indestructible”, but let’s not forget to mention that it might create a new crop of problems. Although I doubt we have to worry about super soft phones made from a jelly-like plastic, there may be be problems like safety hazards. Hopefully, nothing bad will come from this rumored design, but it wouldn’t be surprising if the unbreakable screen design was delayed a little bit because of such issues.
It should be interesting to see how consumers to respond to the Samsung Galaxy S IV and it’s new unbreakable screen.