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Samsung Display reportedly prepping itself to produce flexible displays for Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note 5

Discussion in 'SAMSUNG - What's New?' started by Princess, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Princess

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    The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are not yet sold globally, but the rumor mill is never sleeping. According to the unnamed sources from South Korea, Samsung Display is reportedly already prepping itself for the next member of the Galaxy family, the Samsung Galaxy S7, which will most probably make the rounds in Q1 2016.

    According to South Korea's ETNews, Samsung has already said that it will need roughly 8 million display panels a month for the upcoming Galaxy S7 once its production begins. As a result, Samsung's display department has already began to overhaul and expand one of its largest factories (A3) - the latter will switch its manufacturing process from glass to polyimide (PI).
    Polyimide is a polymer widely used for the production of flexible OLED displays. Unfortunately, it's not easy to work with this material and Samsung is yet to find a way to meet the demand. The revamp of the manufacturing process is expected to be completed by August.

    “The expansion is inevitable because it has been announced that Samsung Electronics have requested of 8 million flexible panels per month for Galaxy S7", an unnamed official reportedly claimed.

    Another device that is speculated to rock a polyimide display made by Samsung Display is the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, though we suspect that we might be dealing with the Note 5's edgier variation – who knows, Samsung might unveil the second generation of the Galaxy Note Edge alongside its 2015 top-tier phablet.