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Samsung Prepping Smartphone With Curved Screen

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - Samsung executives told reporters this morning it is planning to introduce a new smartphone model with a big difference - a curved touchscreen.

The announcement was made at an event in Seoul, South Korea highlighting the company's release of the new Galaxy Note 3 "phablet" and Galaxy Gear smartwatch, announced earlier this month. Executives revealed nothing more than telling reporters they should expect an announcement some time in October.

An older Samsung phone, the "Galaxy S" phone released three years ago was technically the company's first "curved screen" model. That smartphone's outer protective glass had a very slight curve, but the actual screen underneath was flat.

In January, Samsung touted a new revolutionary touchscreen design at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new screen has a flexible "organic LED" display able to curve around the sides of a normal smartphone form. Today, Samsung officials wouldn't comment if the handset they're planning to announce next month will take advantage of this new screen.

Officials also would not comment on whether the new phone will run on Android operating system or use a different software. In the past, Samsung released a few phones which ran on a simple OS named Bada. Last month Samsung co-CEO J.K. Shin talked about it's Tizen OS as a possible alternative to Google's (GOOG) Android or Apple's (AAPL - Get Report) iOS platforms. Tizen is another Linux-based software system announced by Samsung back in February.

Additionally, Samsung has announced its own gold smartphone, following Apple's announcement of a gold iPhone 5s. Samsung announced its own Galaxy S4 Gold Edition models, coming in Gold Pink and Gold Brown.

Samsung's gold phones may not be sold in all global markets, including no gold Galaxy phones for North America. The announcement was made on Samsung Mobile Arabia's (based in the United Arab Emirates) Facebook and Twitter pages.

--Written by Gary Krakow in New York.

>To submit a news tip, send an email to: tips@thestreet.com.

Gary Krakow is TheStreet's senior technology correspondent.

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