Will the Samsung Galaxy S4 be 'unbreakable'?

A new rumor says Samsung's fancy bendable displays could come to market in its next flagship phone.

Will the next Samsung Galaxy flagship phone bring a comic book dream to life and be truly "unbreakable." CNET

If the rumors are true, Samsung is looking to go big with its next flagship Android phone, presumably to be the Galaxy S4.

Not only is it rumored that the next batch of galactic goodies will pack a quad-core processor and 13-megapixel camera, as CNET's Scott Webster recently reported, but there's also word it could come with an "unbreakable" screen, according to one analyst quoted by Reuters.

For years now, Samsung has been teasing us with its fancy, flexible, unbreakable displays at CES and other venues, but little of the technology has actually been brought to market.

Sanford Bernstein analyst Mark Newman predicts that either the Galaxy S4 or Galaxy S5 will have bendable or even foldable displays by 2014. Just imagine, returning to the legacy of the flip phone with new folding or even "squishy" phones. I might even stand in line for a "koosh" phone.

If the Samsung Galaxy S4 arrives in the middle of next year with an unbreakable screen as some rumors claim, I predict it will be one of the best summers I've seen yet for blockbuster gadget torture tests .

Get the wrecking ball ready, SquareTrade -- I can't wait.

 

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