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Sony will use flexible OLED screens in future smartphones, says new report

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Sony will use flexible OLED screens in future smartphones, says new report
According to a fresh report from South Korea, Sony and LG Display now have an expanded deal that sees the latter supplying OLED displays to the former - not just simple OLED displays, but flexible ones. 

LG Display was already supplying OLED screens for high-end Sony TVs, but Business Korea has it that the partnership now also includes flexible panels for smartphones. This means that, at some point, we could very well see Sony handsets with curved screens à la Samsung Galaxy. Industry sources in Korea go even further than that, saying that Sony is expected to make foldable smartphones, although it's not clear when this should happen. Samsung may have already showcased an "almost finished" foldable Galaxy X to partners, and it's unlikely for Sony to release such a handset before Samsung. 

Sony's first smartphone to sport an OLED screen (but without being foldable) could be officially announced as early as next month at MWC 2018, and may be called Xperia XZ Pro. This phone's OLED screen might be a 4K (2160 x 3840 pixels) one to match the resolution of the Xperia XZ Premium's 5.5-inch IPS display. 

We're certainly looking forward to seeing what Sony's been up to, and we're impatiently waiting for MWC 2018 (February 26 - March 1) to debut. 

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