Metal Galaxy Note 4 to feature new flexible display


Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 will finally drop the tacky plastic in favor of a new premium form factor made out of metal, a new report claims. It is also expected to become the first Samsung device to ship with a flexible display that should be much more durable than its predecessors.

A new metal form factor has long been rumored for the Galaxy Note 4 — mostly due to the negative press Samsung received for its flagship Galaxy S5, which, like its predecessors, is made entirely out of plastic. But it’s unclear at this point whether that form factor will come as standard, or whether you’ll have to pay more for it.

Recent reports have claimed there will be a standard Galaxy Note 4 made out of plastic with a regular Super AMOLED display, plus a second “Prime” model made out of more premium materials and Samsung’s new flexible display technology.

Whatever the case may be, the latter will certainly be an option, according to Korean news publication ET News. Sources say Samsung is experimenting with stainless steel, aluminum, and magnesium for the handset’s chassis. They also claim that the new flagship phablet will boast a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization, while SamMobile recently reported that it will also offer an ultraviolet sensor for measuring the sun’s rays.

Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 4 this September at IFA 2014 in Berlin. The South Korean company may also debut its new virtual reality headset at the same event.