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LG will announce a smartphone with flexible display before year's end

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LG will announce a smartphone with flexible display before year's end
Sooner or later, a phone with flexible screen will launch on the market – that is pretty much imminent. After all, we have two of the biggest players on the market – Samsung and LG, working on that as we write these very lines. Which one of them will introduce such a device first, however, is something we cannot give a definite answer yet, although it seems like the latter will be ready with its offering before 2013 is out.

In fact, LG is promising that it will announce a smartphone with a flexible screen in Q4 of this year. Word comes from Yoon Bu-hyun – vice president of mobile at LG, who said that his team was developing one in partnership with LG Display. The screen will be made using OLED technology, according to the report.

Note that while this LG smartphone will have a flexible display, the handset itself won't bend or anything like that. The rigid circuitry and battery inside it will surely make that impossible. Instead, chances are that we'll see a handset with screen that wraps around the edges – perhaps something that closely resembles one of these Samsung prototypes that were shown off earlier this year. 

In the meantime, Samsung is planning on launching a phone with flexible OLED screen as well, but its launch might have been delayed

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posted on 25 Apr 2013, 05:31 14

1. MultiYouTroll (Posts: 29; Member since: 19 Apr 2013)


and then they sue Samsung..

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 08:53 10

12. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


This is not Samsung's innovation.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 09:50 1

14. MultiYouTroll (Posts: 29; Member since: 19 Apr 2013)


Yeah.. Xerox should sue them both

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 10:03

15. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Flexible display not really interested. I can't imagine a phone which I take out of my pocket and its in deformed shape.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 08:56 1

13. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


And if you think that Samsung was the first to introduce flexible displays then LG and Samsung both should be sued by Nokia for using Super-Sensitive touch screens.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 10:38 4

17. chocolaking (Posts: 421; Member since: 22 May 2012)


Samsung copied the technology from LG.
Don't get mixed up.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 05:35 3

2. ideal_josh (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


This is good news, it wld force Samsung to release those prototypes as soon as possible. Been waiting for this technology for so long

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 06:05 5

3. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4835; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


You promised us LG, no delaying! :)

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 06:16 4

4. CellularNinja (Posts: 264; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Obviously I'm happy with any sort of tech innovation. Is there any bad ones? But at the same time, I'm not certain I see the huge appeal of flexible displays... I'm sure when they come out I may be proven foolish, but right now I just can't get that excited about it! It's obviously amazing technology, I just don't know what you'd do with it.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 06:21 4

5. Adithya7184 (Posts: 267; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


they always try to compete against samsung, but they fail every time.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 06:39 7

6. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


all manufacturers compete each other, not only with samsung.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 06:40 2

7. khmer (Posts: 88; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


LG - Loser Guy can't compete with Samsung, even though LG spied, stole and copied from Samsung technology. LG is still a loser in smartphone business in features and firmwares.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 08:41 4

11. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


If LG makes a exact copy of the SGS4 but with a Flexible (shatterproof) screen, they can take my money

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:20 1

8. terabyteRouser (Posts: 407; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


It will be interesting to see the number of uses this flexible display can be applied to.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:29 1

9. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 762; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Alryt korea bring it on :)
Den ders sony w/ d cybershot walkman phone and improve software stability and smoothness, improve ur speakers and call quality w/o removing ip57, enough w/ sharp edges
Den htc will perfct their ultrapixel w/ 8mp :) make ur phone w/ lesser bezels and make those speakers occupy less space
Samsung shud also addrss low light camera shots den improve in design as what people want and produce d perfct amoled dsplay, wow us w/ d note3 and s5, add more modes - easy mode, basic mode den Elegant Mode

Den my 2014 will be happy as i enter the business world haha :)

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:59 1

10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5648; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


They are trying very hard too heat samsung project youlm. Sorry if i mistype

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 10:21 1

16. amats69 (Posts: 829; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


wow that would be awesome! been waiting for this since Samsung introduce it! but seriously speaking i really dont know why i dont like LG...i think they have a very good mobile but its no appeal to me....sorry LG..but who knows maybe a mobile with flexible display can change my mnd and you can have my money...

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 12:02 2

18. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


LG are definitely the dark horse, rising profits and improved user experience with an anticipated G2 Launch, if the note 3 fails to wow us and if it's just a bigger S4 with pretty much the same thing as last year's model, it'll really give LG and Sony a chance to shine and become the next big players. Hate on LG all you want, but remember just 3 years ago before the launch of the GS1, Samsung, already one of the largest handset OEMS of the time, went from being the LG of their time to compete against a dominant HTC to become the current king of Android and the number 1 threat to Google and Apple.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 13:51

19. hms2407 (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


lg and samsung come up with flexible screens meanwhile apple still uses 4'' screens with their so called retina displays

apple=fail

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 05:05

20. Daftama (Posts: 546; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Eho cares just take icrap down

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