A new report has claimed that Samsung Galaxy S5 will not come with curved screen.
The Korean Herald, citing unnamed industry sources, said the Samsung Galaxy S5 will come with a flat screen.
According to the source, the reason the Galaxy S5 won’t come with a curved screen isn’t because Samsung wanted to go with a flat screen.
Rather, according to the paper, Samsung has not been able to manufacture the its curved screen – known internally as Youm – in sufficient quantities.
Currently, the company is capable of handling 8,000 5.5-generation sheets per month to produce up to 500,000 flexible panels for smartphones, with a 30 percent yield. With the A3 line investment, the capacity may rise to 1 million panels late next year, said a source close to Samsung who declined to be identified.
The company is said to have been concerned that if it did launch a smartphone with a curved screen, it may mean it lost out on sales.
Samsung is reportedly planning to launch a high-end curved phone by the end of next year though. At this moment, it is unclear if will be a new phone, or a curved Galaxy Note 4.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 should be announced by the end of March.