The phone will use an upgraded version of Samsungâ€™s technology called Youm, currently featured in the curved Galaxy Round handset, the people said, asking not to be identified because the plans havenâ€™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.