Is Samsung making a super-duper Prime edition of the Galaxy Note 4?

Report claims there’ll be a premium edition of the phablet, complete with flexible screen and sturdy metal body

We’re pretty sure that Samsung is working on a “Prime” premium edition of the Galaxy S5 smartphone – and now it transpires that it may well be doing the same with the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 phablet.

According to Korean site ET News, the Galaxy Note 4 Prime will have a couple of hardware features to set it apart from the vanilla version.

Firstly, it’ll have a stronger – and probably better-looking – metal body packed with fancy materials including aluminium, stainless steel and magnesium. Which totally makes sense in a premium edition of a normally-plastic device.

More interestingly, there are rumblings about a flexible display (think the LG G Flex). Samsung already has some bendy phones on the market, but putting it on a Note – one of the company’s most successful ranges – would signal to the world that it’s dead serious about pushing such devices into the mainstream.

READ MORE: Why it’s time to get pumped about flexible screens

Bend it like Samsung

Of course, it could well be that there are two different models but only one – the “basic” non-metal and non-flexible Note 4 – will actually get a UK release. Samsung has a history of limiting special editions of its smartphones to the Far East, and we wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Galaxy Note 4 Prime is destined for such a fate.

Stay tuned for more on these rumours, and head over to our Samsung Galaxy Note 4 preview to read up on everything we know (and everything we think we know) about the upcoming stylus-equipped smartphone.

[ET News via TechRadar]

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