Samsung Galaxy Note III rumoured to have first plastic OLED display

Samsung's next flagship “phablet” model, the Galaxy Note III, is expected to feature the first unbreakable plastic OLED display.

Samsung's next flagship “phablet” model, the Galaxy Note III, is expected to feature the first unbreakable plastic OLED display.

 
According to the OLED Association, Samsung is planning to make a fully plastic smartphone, which should increase the survivability of the device considerably, which in turn could be a major attraction to butterfingers, particularly given the large size of Samsung's displays.
 
The UBP OLED is also thinner and lighter than LCD displays or standard glass substrate OLED displays. The UBP version is just 0.5mm thick, compared to an LCD thickness of 3.2mm. It is also just half the weight of standard OLED and one third the weight of LCD.
 
 Samsung Galaxy Note III rumoured to have first plastic OLED display
The Samsung Galaxy Note II
 
The report also speculates that the Galaxy Note III will feature a display of at least 5.9-inches, but potentially even larger. The Note II already features a huge 5.5-inch display, so it remains to be seen how far Samsung will push things before the devices become unwieldy.
 
Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note II at the IFA 2013 show in September, with a launch date in the fourth quarter. Undoubtedly it will pack a faster processor and more memory, and likely some upgrades to the software as well, but the main selling point for many will be not needing to worry about the durability of the display.