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LG shows off dual-edge smartphone plastic OLED screen behind closed doors at CES 2015

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LG shows off dual-edge smartphone plastic OLED screen behind closed doors at CES 2015
This year's CES did get us acquainted with a bunch of nice smartphones and tablets, but for the most part, we had the feeling that the really interesting and important stuff was going on behind closed doors, inaccessible to us, the mere mortals. For better or worse, our assumptions have been proven correct by some brave soul who managed to walk away from LG's secret CES chamber with an awesome souvenir! What, did you think the LG G Flex 2 is bent enough?

Here, meet the prototype form of LG's answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge's innovative curved display. This is the 6-inch "Active Bending" Plastic AMOLED screen that folds over the two edges of the reference smartphone it's been incorporated into. It must be a pretty early prototype we're seeing, though, because the resolution is only 720x1280 - give or take a few more pixels to accommodate the curved parts. That's definitely no match for Samsung's curved 1440p screen as seen in the Galaxy Note Edge - and if rumors are to be trusted, a possible Galaxy S6 Edge. Hopefully, LG has something more impressive to show.

By the way, LG won't necessarily be the first to make use of this technology. The display you're seeing, or another version of it, could be making its way towards Xiaomi, which might be looking to use it for its own dual edge display smartphone project. However, when it comes to plastic OLED panels from LG, we expect nothing short of a dual-edged, high-resolution LG G4 at this point. We believe it won't be long before we learn some more!

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posted on 07 Jan 2015, 05:53 3

1. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


The Samsung Edge was a gimmick. LG's version is ridiculous.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:00

2. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


This is an EARLY PROTOTYPE.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:59

12. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Yup, that's why it says "Do Not Touch" next to the phone.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 07:54

17. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Imagine someone not reading the warning and try to bend it.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 23:57 1

33. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3615; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You'll get LG Re-flex!

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:01 5

3. tech2 (Posts: 3397; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


LG phones: First at everything but good at nothing.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:03 17

4. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


They are good, not necessarily any better than the competition but good nonetheless.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:24 7

8. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


LG G3 is excellent phone otherwise but display sucks.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:39 8

10. tech2 (Posts: 3397; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Exactly my point ! They were one of the first to come out with QHD displays.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 07:35

15. dimas (Posts: 1975; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


On what aspect of it's QHD display made it suck? I'm not trolling, I just want to know because I'm skeptic the first time I saw G3's display in the showroom and instead went to buy a Z3 compact.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 08:16 1

20. EC112987 (Posts: 603; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


The display threw me off when I first held it in my hand as well. Didn't look impressive.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 10:05 2

26. tech2 (Posts: 3397; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Watch reviews of G3 to know what he's talking about. The display is very dim, has an unnatural over sharpening effect which is hurtful to eyes when reading text and the gamma is too high rendering highly inaccurate colors.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 09:03

22. ikenvape (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 May 2014)


What people fail to discover is that the G3 has a setting to significantly raise the saturation to nearly match the display of an S5. Settings> accessibility> Color adjustment

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:04 1

5. fuhrer (Posts: 39; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


Amazing, this is very revolutionary

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:15 1

6. Zack_2014 (Posts: 377; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


The real bezel-less phone!

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:16 3

7. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2004; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


If this comes to life note edge will be drulling over this.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:48 3

11. Donone41 (Posts: 68; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


This is a pathetic attempt at copying something you buffoon. What about LG come out from under Samsung already? They're like leaches living off of the human flesh.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 07:43 2

16. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Yeah...note edge will be drulling over a prototype phone which is not ready for normal use with 720p display....

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 08:02 3

18. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


Note Edge still better than this phone.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 18:35

31. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1082; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


YOU better see aledged the dual edge Galaxy S6 then huh.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:26

9. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


I found this ridiculous, why the h** i will bend my phone, just make a phone with révolutionnary features --'

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 07:24

13. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


instead of wasting money on these curved-bendable displays, they should focus on finally outing a foldable display, which is way more useful since it can reduce the footprint of a device.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 09:39 1

24. magnanimus (Posts: 539; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


We can't just get there like snap your fingers and a foldable device would appear. You need baby steps and these are the baby steps.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 07:28

14. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


I guess it's the same display add G Flex (first one). And just a proof of concept to show what LG can do. For those who think they are copying, how fast do you think they can spit out a phone? New stuff takes some planning you know...

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 10:49

27. maherk (Posts: 3490; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The Edge was announced 4 months ago, and i am pretty sure a company like LG wouldn't need more than that to come up with a working prototype. Take a look at it again, and please tell me how this doesn't look like a pathetic clone of the Note Edge, but instead, with on screen buttons.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 08:15

19. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 421; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


i want

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 09:02

21. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


not suprised to see this at all....smh pure garbage along with samsungs ideas of it as well

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 12:06

30. zachki17 (Posts: 261; Member since: 14 Sep 2014)


Lg and samsung are korean companys samsung copy lg and lg copy samsung .. There a twin brothers ... Lg was the first to annonce flexble phone and samsung folow .. And samsung was the first who create edge phone. But lg always bring us new featers or new disign .. Lg was thevfirst who create phone capacitive touch screan .. No lg mean no smartphone right now .. Tnx to lg

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 09:09

23. medicci37 (Posts: 1271; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Would like a more tapered edge

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 09:40

25. MEeee (Posts: 347; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


2 down. More will follow just like with phablets.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 11:11

28. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


i hope not

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 11:12

29. kamejoko (Posts: 196; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


Oled technology of lg never catch oled made by samsung and lg copy this concept of ss.
http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/samsung-patent-reveals-how-its-curved-3-sided-phone-could-work-1200840

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 19:54

32. bnick25 (Posts: 38; Member since: 05 May 2013)


Any competition is good lets see what the final result be for the g4,lg g3 was awesome loved the screen and camera. bezeless phone with a g pen would be hard to beat hope they can pull that off

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