Following the release of the Galaxy Round, many predicted the device was just a test drive for Samsung’s new curved OLED display ahead of a larger launch with the Galaxy S5. Unfortunately, it looks like consumers may have to wait until 2015 for the first curved Samsung flagship, according to a new report from The Korea Herald.
The Korean newspaper claims Samsung is simply unable to produce a high enough volume of curved displays to feature the design in the Galaxy S5. According to unnamed industry sources, the company is currently only capable of manufacturing 8,000 sheets of flexible OLED per month—enough to yield screens for 500,000 smartphones, but not enough for a global launch.
Even without a curved design, the Galaxy S5 is expected to pack some serious power, including a Samsung-designed 64-bit processor, a 16-megapixel camera, and up to 4GB of RAM. Whether the company opts for a traditional plastic slate or tries out a new look with its next flagship is still unclear, though time is running out before the device’s expected launch in the first quarter of 2014.