Engadget writes Samsung is expected to introduce its first curved smartphone next month. How this device will look is unknown but a prototype that was shown earlier this year had a screen that stretched to the outer edges of the device, making it possible to display notifications along the sides.
The last time we heard about Samsung's handheld flexible displays was back in CES in January, where a 5.5-inch prototype device named 'Youm' was revealed -- that's what you can see above. The prototype's screen stretched to the outer edges of the device and was able to display notifications along the side, although the handheld itself wasn't flexible. According to Park Sang-jin, CEO of Samsung SDI, the new device will use a similar OLED panel and will be curve-shaped ("not completely flexible"), which will "differentiate" the device from Samsung's existing smartphone family.