Last week, it was rumored that Samsung and LG will unveil their much-anticipated flexible display handsets by the end of this month. For all those who are eagerly waiting for them, LG has officially announced that they will start mass-producing the flexible display.
The new flexible 6-inch display is made of plastic and measures 0.44mm thin, weighing only 7.2-grams. That makes it the slimmest OLED display in the mobile device market. While the press released didn’t mention anything about the launch of a smartphone featuring the innovative curved display, Reuters, citing sources familiar with the matter, mention that the smartphone will launch in November. LG claims that the curved display is bendable and unbreakable.
“LG Display is launching a new era of flexible displays for smartphones with its industry-leading technology,” said Dr. Sang Deog Yeo, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of LG Display. “The flexible display market is expected to grow quickly as this technology is expected to expand further into diverse applications including automotive displays, tablets and wearable devices. Our goal is to take an early lead in the flexible display market by introducing new products with enhanced performance and differentiated designs next year.”
There’s no official word about the launch of the LG based smartphone featuring a curved display. Rumors suggest that the LG’s flexible display handset will be known as LG Flex, which will feature a 6-inch HD display and will be powered by Snapdragon 800 SoC and 2GB RAM. There are no details about the operating system and other features, but we hope that they’ll surface in the coming weeks.