Samsung has resumed construction of its factory used to produce curved smartphone displays, ahead of the parts appearing on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5, due next year.
After seeing little commercial success with the Galaxy Round, Samsung looked to have abandoned its development of handsets with curved displays, but reports now claim the factory will be completed by the end of this year.
Citing a report from Chinese publication Ledwn, GforGames states: “sources suggest that Samsung needs this factory fully operational ASAP, as both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy Note 5 will use flexible displays.”
The reported went on: “In addition, analysts claim that Sammy is expected to bring more innovations to its smartphones’ design, in order to be able and compete on this highly competitive market.”
Despite excellent flagship phones from Samsung, HTC, Sony and Apple, the rate of development has slowed in 2014. Despite the false start with the Galaxy Round, a curved display could be what Samsung need to help distinguish itself from the competition.
Apple is also rumoured to be experimenting with curved screens for its upcoming iPhone 6, although leaks images apparently from the company production line do not back up these claims.