As Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 3 last night, it announced that it will be releasing a curved screen phone in South Korea this October. 

We reported on a flexible screen Galaxy Note 3 Limited Edition phone which is on its way. Perhaps this is what that is - although that handset sounded like a flexible screen but on a flat device. This newly announced mobile will actually have a curved screen a bit like Samsung's curved OLED TV.

"We plan to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in South Korea in October,"  D.J. Lee, Samsung's mobile business head of strategic marketing, said at last night's event in Korea.

While a curved screen offers a better viewing angle on TV, this might not sit as comfortably in your pocket as current   - hence the edge curve as shown in the picture. As you can see from the image above, it could prove useful as a notification bar for at a glance messages.

This is a step in the direction of bendable mobiles - a technology that would suit the next Galaxy Gear smartwatch perfectly.

We will try to find out more on this device now and update you when we do.