Samsung has reportedly begun testing three-sided display phone

The electronics giant has begun testing of a new screen, likely to be unveiled this year, according to a Korean supplier of Samsung parts.

The flexible Youm display that you could likely see this year. Samsung

If you thought the Samsung Galaxy Round was peculiar, get ready for another whole level of quirk. According to a Korean supplier of Samsung parts, the company has begun testing three-sided displays for potential application on mobile devices.

The technology has been rumored for quite some time, but it finally seems to have gained some steam, with sources claiming that such a device could go into production by the end of this year.

A three-sided display phone just might be what Kim Hyeon Jun, executive manager at Samsung's Wireless Business Division, had been foreshadowing during Samsung's second-quarter earnings conference call.

"While I cannot mention specifics, we are planning on unveiling an innovative large-screen flagship model, an attractive phone that takes advantage of cutting-edge materials," he said.

Large-scale production, however, may be further down the line. The three-sided screen will utilize a plastic substrate that is reportedly limited in quantity and difficult to work with. If released by the end of this year, it will most likely be limited to Korean audiences.

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