LG hopes to start selling curved-screen handsets in 2014


LG hopes to start selling curved-screen handsets in 2014

In a Monday announcement, the display division of South Korean device manufacturer LG Electronics revealed that it is set to commence the mass production of curved smartphone displays; and is hopeful of launching curved-screen handsets in 2014.

The curved screens which will be produced by LG will, in theory, be "flexible" displays; though they will be mounted in fixed shells, so that they can neither be bent nor be otherwise re-shaped by the owners of curved-screen devices.

LG has described its forthcoming curved displays as the "world's first flexible OLED [organic light-emitting diode] panel for smartphones."

LG's announcement of plans to start selling curved-screen handsets from next year comes close on the heels of a similar announcement by rival Samsung Electronics, which recently said that it intends launching its first curved-screen device - a special Galaxy Note 3 edition - later this month.

According to a press release by LG's display division, the curved displays of the company's handsets will curve from top-to-bottom. The disclosure implies that LG's curved screen will be different from the `side-to-side' curved displays described in a recent patent filed by Samsung patent.

Noting that the benefit of using the curved-screen technology is that the panel will be "bendable and unbreakable," LG said: "The new display is vertically concave from top to bottom with a radius of 700mm [28in], opening up a world of design innovations in the smartphone market."


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