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

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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33 Comments

1. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

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

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

This is an EARLY PROTOTYPE.

12. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

17. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

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

33. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You'll get LG Re-flex!

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LG phones: First at everything but good at nothing.

4. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

LG G3 is excellent phone otherwise but display sucks.

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

15. dimas

Posts: 3291; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

20. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

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

26. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

22. ikenvape

Posts: 306; Member since: May 28, 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

5. fuhrer

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

Amazing, this is very revolutionary

6. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The real bezel-less phone!

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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

11. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 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.

16. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

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

18. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Note Edge still better than this phone.

31. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

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

9. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

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

13. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

24. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

14. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 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...

27. maherk

Posts: 6704; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

19. dirtydirty00

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

i want

21. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

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

30. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 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

23. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Would like a more tapered edge

25. MEeee

Posts: 397; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

2 down. More will follow just like with phablets.

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