LG reportedly working on a new smartphone with curved screen (different from the G Flex line)

LG reportedly working on a new smartphone with curved screen (different from the G Flex line)
Shortly after we heard that there might not be any new LG G Flex smartphone next year, we're now hearing that LG is still working on a new handset with a curved screen, though this is expected to be quite different from the G Flex and G Flex 2 (which are currently the only LG-made smartphones to offer curved displays).

According to Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, the new handset that LG is working on should have a curved display that "wraps over the top of the device." At the moment, there are no other details about this alleged upcoming smartphone, but it looks like it's going to be an asymmetrical one - kind of resembling the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, with the difference that the curved edge will be on the top, not on the right side. The term "wraps around" suggests that the curved screen might go all the way from the front to the back of the device. This, however, is just an assumption.

As smartphone design evolution has somehow plateaued in the last years, consumers seem to be genuinely interested in curved screens - for the new designs that they enable, if not for the extra functionality that they bring.

We're certainly looking forward to seeing what this new LG smartphone has to offer (assuming it will indeed be released). What about you?


source: @evleaks

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15 Comments

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Curved screens are a dud so far... Don't burn me for saying this, but curved screens are more gimmicky than iPhone's Force Touch, period. One can easily predict a future for Force Touch, which can't be applied to curved displays... And even smartwatches (to some extent).

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

They're gimmicky for now, mostly for aesthetic purposes. But they're a step in flexible screen advancement, eventually leading to foldable tech.

5. DonChoi

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

LG G Edge(new model series) is coming ?

6. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

LG G5 Edge :D

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

LG G string curvz.

8. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

my windows tablet give full menu on pressing for a long. So windows has force touch without implement any technology. It shows, force touch is all gimmick. It can be done without implementing any extra technology.

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Apple's implementation is fairly basic but it has a lot of potential

10. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

gimmick or not is something else.. but with force touch you have few extra way of interacting with your smartphone... cuz there is tap(click), then tap and hold(long press) then there is force touch.. force touch have many levels, for now light force touch and heavy force touch(by which you peek pop).. if your app don't uses long press and you can emulate sort of force touch with long press.. but I did liked the idea of shortcuts on iPhone 6s.. you can't have force touch and long press on home screen.. we press and hold an icon to rearrange and move things but with force touch you invoke contextual menu(shortcuts). but to fully understand force touch on iPhone 6s, you need to have as daily driver for about a month before you appreciate that.. if you checked on friend device it won't do much of justic.. also if you are not nerd or geek then also you might ignore it..

12. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

No! What you experience on Windows tablet is not Force Touch. Force Touch measures how hard you press, not how long you press (as you do on Windows). So it's not same.

13. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

May be, you are right. But I am fedup from windows any way. So it doesnt matter for me whether it gives menu or not. It is not an operating system for phones and tablets. iOS and android are pretty fast and fluid. Everything feels slow on windows and it is a pathetic OS for me. Unfortunately, I start liking iOS again after using windows for a while

15. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Yeah it's a gimmicky as hell. HATE that Sammy is implementing it AGAIN. They already had hover touch and it's basically the same thing.

16. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Yes. The LG Edge. Do it.lol

17. BLSEOTB

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Curve over the top? But isnt that where the speaker, camera and sensors are?

18. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

LG K330 / K410 ?

19. altimo

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

I want LG G Flex 3!!!

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