Samsung: Galaxy Smartphone With Wraparound Three-sided Display in 2014

Jungah Lee, Bloomberg:

The phone will use an upgraded version of Samsung’s technology called Youm, currently featured in the curved Galaxy Round handset, the people said, asking not to be identified because the plans haven’t been released. The display may be used in the S or Note series of premium handsets or may be the first in a new line, the people said. Samsung plans to have each side of the display operate independently.

I understand a wraparound—on all sides—cover glass, but I’m not sold on a wraparound display. I can see a specific need: for folks enduring excruciatingly boring meetings who need to peek at notifications, and waiting for that one emergency notification so he can be excused. Besides that, I can’t imagine what the wrapped around portions of the display would be good for. Kudos to Samsung for trying really hard though.