Samsung is widely expected to announce the Galaxy Note III at the upcoming IFA 2013 event in September in Berlin. It now appears that there could in fact be two versions of Samsung’s next phablet. According to Korea’s ETNews, one variant will sport an S-AMOLED display while another will come with an IPS LCD one. Market conditions would determine which one would be sold where.
The report explains that Samsung is considering this strategy as a result of AMOLED display production being at capacity. To ensure that it can meet the expected demand, additional display supply would come in the form of LCD panels. The latter could be supplied by Sharp, in which Samsung recently made an investment.
It’s not the first time that rumours have suggested that the Galaxy Note III could sport an LCD display. A report as far back as March hinted at the same but that time because Samsung’s S-Pen technology was found to work better with such a display.
For now, take this story with a healthy pinch of salt, if only because it was machine translated from Korean.
A separate report this week also suggests that the Galaxy Note III will come with a 5.7-inch display rather than a larger 6-inch one as past rumours have suggested.