LG might ship its first flexible displays ahead of Samsung this year

LG might ship its first flexible displays ahead of Samsung this year
Samsung's YOUM brand of flexible displays already got presented in prototype devices at the CES expo back in January, but we are yet to see them in commercially available mobile gear.

It seems now that none other than LG, with which Samsung is in a kerfuffle with over OLED display patents, might beat it to the punch with devices employing flexible screens. LG shouted "first" already with OLED TV and 4K display introduction earlier this year, and Korea Times is now reporting that "LG has also expanded to flexible displays, which can be twisted and bent and used for next-generation tablets and smartphones. In partnership with Korea’s finance ministry, LG aims to ship its first batch of flexible displays later this year, also ahead of Samsung."

Now that's all fine and dandy if it happens, but we don't expect that LG will be coming up with some twisted phone designs like the rollable and bendable ones Samsung demoed in the YOUM presentation below - rather it might use the flexible screens in upcoming mobile products for their durability in a more conventional form factor. 

This year's Nexus edition and the rumored Optimus G2 would be good candidates, though we doubt LG will be achieving enough yield in time to serve the popularity of the first one.

source: KT via AndroidAuthority

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43 Comments

1. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

So phones will be made out of plastic only? No thanks ™

3. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

dude, the screen cant break

12. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

I'd like to see it bendable enough to fit in my wallet.

43. Abbath

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Dude Troll is an idiot...ignore him.

5. mouzz

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

No need trolls ! Go to bed moron ....

21. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

A bunch of fools five them credit where its due..

38. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

Pretty sure samsun copied the technology from LG again. as always, they just copy other company's developments.

2. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

samsung rules

8. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Only thats what you have to sayy!!i think you say this too while sleeping!!bad disease!!

10. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

i dont say this without proof. They currently have the most powerful phone in the market. come on, try to prove me wrong

14. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

doesnt make your comment true, they dont rule. besides nothing stays the most powerful forever it changes constantly. now on day to day use you hardly notice the difference specs will be like megapixels-more doesnt mean better its the final experience that counts so yes you do say it without proof and its a real fanboy comment you made

15. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

i agree i made a fanboy's comment but the numbers talk for themselves. Samsung is the No 1 phone manufacturer in the world. besides, are you into iphones?

17. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

no im not into iphones i aint against people who use them either besides numbers and sales arent the full story and dont mean there the best it means there the most popular right now and have excellent marketing face it samsung are pulling the same moves apple did-unified line up, same key design with tweaks etc and ofcourse higher prices for accessories. funny though how apple have been ripped into constantly for these moves but samsung get praised so what else you got?

20. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

You're just saying that because of some hidden hate for samsung. first, You have to realise that a phone company doesnt just steal a concept from another. thats what patents are for. Samsung used to do copy back in the days with the S2 and other phones but they paid the price (Apple took the case to court and Apple won). But the S3, S4 and the Note are just pure innovation and i'm sure you will agree with this. I know samsung has been a jackass back in 2011, but u've got to admit, now, they've got GAME. Come at me bruv. whatelse?

22. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

this site has gone down so much when you have the faceless thumb downers just doing so as they praise samsung for everything lets reply to you and watch your fellow fanboys protect you. ok so everything ive said which is fact is because of hate? makes no sense you cant disprove what ive said so you try to discredit it. try harder kid samsung are going the same way as apple. all companys get too big headed and start slacking. samsung are notorious copycats and steal others ideas for themselves again its been proven there no cleaner then apple. the s3 wasnt innovation, it was evolution and a result of apples attack, they had to distance themselves from the s2's design. s4 again no pure innovation just an increase in specs and overall improvement on the s3 but not by much that those with the s3 need an instant upgrade to it. now the original note, ive always said samsung hit a untapped market here and the note series are excellent pieces of tech. but they need to keep that with the note 3 as others will start coming into the phablet market so there complete answer to your entire comment something rare on here as you ignored most of my original comment so yeah i came at you, answered your one way comment and i bet you will only see anything against samsung like all these fanboys thumbing people down

26. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

So your baseline is Samsung reaps from others success?

27. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

whose side are you on exactly? Samsung, htc, Apple, Lumia?

28. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

why do i have to be on a side? im on my side i buy what i like and i know all these companies couldnt care about me they only want money seriously shows your unable to comment without trying to define someone by there choice, also your pretty sad if you chose a side

33. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

if you were given the chance to take any phone, what will be your choice.

35. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

lol so now your trying to pin me to a phone anyway you can pretty low move but i'll play your game, and right now if i were looking for a new phone which i aint because im happy with the one ive got id be looking at either the rumored nokia with 41mp sensor or the HTC one.

36. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

You saw right through me. I'll give it to you, you are a worthy opponent. :) We'll whatever your opinion about Sasung is, its still one of the best. besides, there is a Nokia Pureview 808 with 41mp and its been out for like a year now.

39. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

ive already got the 808, its the phone im using and happy with, you asked if i was going for another device what would i look at...........no point looking at what i already own is there and ive never said samsung arent up there, but there not what these fanboys make them out to be which im bored of hearing and yeah this was fun, least you construct an actual comment that isnt full of bs

29. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Nokia and M$ :)

31. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

no rusty im not, ms and nokia just like google and samsung are all after money i aint siding with any company unlike you have you painted yourself green yet? i know you wanna you just love android that much

32. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

He is pure ms fan...but he just acts like genius...he complains about android fans..but he comes to every android article and bashes android...

34. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

actually no sad act (cba been nice to the muppets on here) look at every non android article, always swarmed on by android fanboys, look at the comments i reply to always one sided bs doesnt take a genius to see android fans think because they have numbers on there side there superior to everyone so stop pretending to be tech lovers, give real tech lovers a bad image

41. yudi.nemesis unregistered

damn unbeliveable even after all the truth you said they still can't accept the truth, you answer every comment and they call fanboy what a closed minds people, anyway i like when you said ''im on my side i buy what i like and i know all these companies couldnt care about me they only want money''

23. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Ok!!by your logic if next phone from Samsung is not powerful then you will say plastic sucks!am i ryt?

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I wonder when HTC and Sony will make flexible displays.............

13. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

LOL sony is the first one who introduce flexible screenhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcAm3KihFho

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