LG G Flex With Flexible Curved Display Landing November
LG's G Flex is rumoured to have a banana-shaped flexible display.
Over the next couple of years flexible displays are expected to be the biggest single change in smartphone design. Behind the scenes mobile manufacturers are working hard to evolve the new technology with Samsung and LG investing in the technology particularly heavily.
LG could launch their first flexible smartphone in November, at least according to information being reported by CNET. The smartphone , called the LG G Flex, could well be the first commercially available smartphone. Although , it'll be a close-call between LG and Samsung, who themselves are expected to unveil their first flexible smartphone next month.
LG's flexible display technology will be used to 'curve' the display of the G Flex, as shown in the leaked sketch of the smartphone posted below. Apparently, the curvature makes the display better for watching movies and play games, and makes for a much more natural viewing experience.
LG's G Flex is rumoured to have a 6 inch display, so it's pretty safe to say it's going to a multimedia orientated device. That would put it in direct competition with the rumoured flexible version of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 , which is due to launch before the end of 2014.
Those expecting a flexible display that will bend and flex are being too optimistic. That kind of technology is unlikely to be made commercially available for a good couple of years, but the improved durability and the benefits of a curved display are still a significant step forward. For example, smartwatches would benefit vastly from the use of flexible displays !
By Simon Thomas on 03rd October, 2013