Galaxy Note II may have flexible display

Posted by Mark Raby

Samsung's new large-screen phone might have a 'flexible' screen.

Before you get your hopes up, though, this doesn't mean you'll be able to fold or stretch your phone as much as you want.

It's a nascent technology, but by incorporating a display that has a nearly unbreakable plane, it will make the product more resilient.

So if the rumors are true, you'll be able to drop your Galaxy Note II on the ground without damaging the display.

Whether or not you think it's cool, one thing that Samsung's Galaxy Note phone has sparked is that "how big is too big" discussion when it comes to smartphones.

The original Galaxy Note has a whopping 5.3-inch display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 16 GB of built-in memory, and a 1280x800 resolution.

In other words, its specs are on par with some of the entry-level tablets on the market. When it comes to display sizes, smartphones generally measure in at 4 to 4.5 inches, while tablets start at around 7 inches.

So the Galaxy Note falls in between the two categories but definitely still sides more with the phone group. Nevertheless, it is a highly interesting phone. The device packs a large 2500 mAh battery which should provide a sturdy battery life to power that bigger-than-usual display.

The new version of the Galaxy Note is expected to debut later this month.