Samsung and LG May Release Curved Displayed Smartphones This Month

3 Oct

According to various well known news sources, both LG and Samsung are expected to release curved display smartphones at some point during October.

Samsung’s plans were first brought to light by Reuters, whose sources confirmed the curved product’s release, but did not provide any details concerning its hardware or software specs. The design of the product is currently expected to be similar to the prototypes that were unveiled by Samsung earlier this year. In the event that recent rumors turn out to be accurate, a “flexible display” version of the Galaxy Note 3 could also be released at some point in the near future.

Like its ambitious competitor, LG plans to announce its own “curved” smartphone in the coming months. Known simply as “LG G Flex” (according to CNET’s own sources), the new handset is expected to sport a large 6 inch curved display, feature a concave design, and support full HD resolution. For those looking for a visual reference, a rough sketch depicting what is allegedly the design of LG’s curved handset has recently surfaced, and can be viewed on CNET’s website.

Flexible curved displays, contrary to what its name suggests, are not physically bendable, and can be expensive to use even for manufacturing giants like Samsung. The current area where the technology has been most widely applied is curved OLED television panels, which both Samsung and LG are known to produce.

UPDATE: various reports are now indicating that LG’s curved handset will be released in November.