Samsung, LG vie to unveil flexible display smartphones

LG maybe be working on a phone with a 6-inch flexible display, according to ZDNet Korea, while Samsung gets ready to release a flexible version of its Galaxy Note 3 Active.

Will the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 be the first device to see a flexible display?
Will the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 be the first device to see a flexible display? James Martin/CNET

LG and Samsung may be trying to beat each other to the market with a flexible smartphone.

Dubbed either the LG Z or Z1, LG's entry into the flexible smartphone arena would offer a concave design, ZDNet Asia said on Wednesday, citing "industry sources." Curved like a banana, according to the English translation of the story, the display would offer a hefty six inches of screen real estate.

Already in mass production, the LG Z is expected to launch later this month, ZDNet's sources added.

Not to be outdone, Samsung said Wednesday that it plans to released a curved version of its Galaxy Note 3 Active next week. Based on a report last week from Asian Daily, the screen on the "limited edition" Galaxy Note 3 Active will be waterproof but not completely unbreakable.

(Via UnwiredView)

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