It seems strange to be talking about the Samsung Galaxy S5, especially since the S4 has only been on the market for a short amount of time. However, this is nothing new and is to be expected, particularly when some of you were not impressed that Samsung stuck with the same design.
We’re not knocking the Galaxy S4, because it truly is a remarkable phone, and shows even more of the iPhone 5’s weaknesses. However, consumers are always in need of more, and so we were not surprised to see a Galaxy S5 concept appear almost the same time as the S4 was released, which made use of flexible display technology.
However, this concept looked to be several years away, and so could not be taken too serious, unlike a recent patent filing, which showed the Samsung Galaxy S5 curved display possibility.
Samsung has been very busy of late and has been granted patents for 20 new designs, one of which you can see is for a curved display. We’re not saying for certain that this is for the S5, because there is a chance that the Galaxy Note 3 could have a curved display instead. Having said that, not sure I’d want such a big curved display, as it would be impractical.
Looking at the patent filing images over at Patent Bolt we can clearly see this curved design is for a future mobile device, and if you look at the very last image you’ll notice a strange flap where the camera lens resides. We cannot be certain on this, but there is a chance that this could be used to help prefect glare from the sun.
There’s also been speculation of a 3D display Galaxy S5, but we cannot see that happening, especially when the technology has not proved as popular as the industry would have hoped.
What radical features would you like to see on the Galaxy S5?