LG preps curved display smartphone, the G Flex
Samsung isn't the only company planning a smartphone with a curved display. LG will likely unveil the device in November, CNET has learned, although plans are not yet final.
Get ready for the LG G Flex.
LG is preparing a smartphone with a curved display, CNET has learned. It confirmsabout the company's work with plastic OLED screen technology.
While plans haven't been finalized, LG will likely go with the name "G Flex" for the curved smartphone, according to a person familiar with the company's launch plans. It will feature a 6-inch display. LG is slated to introduce the phone in November, although that date could shift. CNET obtained a sketch of the G Flex (shown above).
Details of the G Flex are emerging as Samsung readies its own smartphone with a curved display. Samsung is expected to, and a has been rumored to be in the works.
As CNET senior editor Jessica Dolcourt, a flexible display doesn't mean the phone will be able to bend or flex. Rather, the display will be set at a curved -- but stationary -- position. The curve is dramatic enough to comfortably fit around your face but not so angular that it looks weird.
LG touted this technology in a press release in May and introduced a curved 55-inch OLED TV panel and 5-inch plastic OLED panel as a demonstration at a trade show.
It's a busy time for LG. The company had just released its flagship