Samsung Electronics has reportedly sent out invitations for the launch event of its next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, ahead of the Mobile World Congress telecommunications trade show in Barcelona, which runs from March 2 to 5.
According to a report in Vietnamese tech site Thong Tin, the invitation for the March 1 “Galaxy Unpacked” events shows a curved line with the phrase “what’s next” written underneath, hinting at speculation the company is looking at introducing a curved smartphone.
Adding to the speculation, Korea’s Electronics Times News reports Samsung Display is setting up a new flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) production line at a facility in the South Chungcheong province city of Asan.
News of the launch comes as Samsung prepares for legal action against its long-time rival LG Electronics over accusations of vandalism.
In September last year, Samsung accused LG home appliance boss Seong-jin Jo of vandalising its washing machine display at a major Berlin department store during the IFA consumer electronics trade show. A group of seven LGs executives led by Jo allegedly pressed down on the washing machine doors until they no longer closed properly.
Yonhap reports during mediation sessions at the Seoul Central Prosecutors’ Office, LG has expressed its “regret” over the incident. However, Samsung has rejected the apology claiming LG is not sincere, meaning the two companies look like they will soon air their dirty laundry in court.