Citing a recent report by UBS analyst Nicolas Gaudois, Reuters reported today that the device may incorporate an unbreakable screen.
“Looking to the first half of 2013, we see evidence of Samsung likely accelerating the release of the Galaxy S IV – compared with May (this year) for the Galaxy S III,” said Gaudois, as cited by the publication.
“We believe preparations for volume manufacturing of unbreakable plastic substrate displays continue. All in all, we could see a strong products push in the high-end in the first half, followed by other releases.”
Samsung has been rumored to be developing flexible displays and market watchers believe the technology could be integrated in the rumored Galaxy S4.
“Eventually, they’ll have unbreakable and flexible displays. Either the Galaxy S IV or S V will have unbreakable and even possibly flexible and foldable displays by 2014. That’s going to be a game-changer,” analyst Mark Newman said, according to Reuters.