Samsung Galaxy Note 2 successor to have plastic OLED display?

Samsung is likely to use plastic OLED technology for the display of the follow-up to the Galaxy Note 2 smartphone which is expected to be launched towards the end of the year.

According to tech website Sammobile who quotes an insider, Samsung wants to introduce the Galaxy Note 3 in the fourth quarter of 2013 with a formal launch happening at IFA 2013 in Germany in September.

The display technology, which is developed by Samsung Display is thinner than equivalent LCD technology and will have a RGB stripe. More importantly, because it is plastic, it will be much lighter and possibly less likely to snap under shock.

An average LCD solution on a smartphone is around 3.2mm thick and weighs 160g. An OLED solution, as used on the Galaxy Note 2 is only 1.5mm and weighs 100g while a plastic OLED one (commonly referred to as UBP) is a whoppingly-thin 0.5mm thick and weighs a mere 50g.

The tipster also confirmed that the Galaxy Note 3 would have a 6in display (compared to 5in for the Galaxy S4).

There are two unknowns; whether or not it will be scratch resistant remains to be seen though and whether Samsung will be able to meet the demand for the Galaxy Note 3.

Check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 here.