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Alcatel: We will launch flexible phones if consumers want them

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The LG G Flex could soon have some competition

French smartphone maker Alcatel has stated that it will launch flexible phones similar to the LG G Flex, but only if consumers demand them.

With the affordable phone manufacturer looking to future smartphone technologies, the company has told TrustedReviews that while the flexible phone market is not yet developed enough for it to jump aboard, it would consider producing bendy phones if the public demanded them.

If curve displays or flexible displays become something that is a really desired by consumers, and we see real consumer benefits then we will go there,” Dan Dery, Alcatel’s Global Vice President of Market told us.

Although flexible phones are on the company’s radar, Dery believes there are improvements elsewhere that are currently more important.

“I feel we have a more lot of things to do in innovation before we do flexible,” he said.

“I have nothing against the curved display but I still struggle to see what it does for consumers except that you can’t put it in your pocket anymore.”

Late last year the LG G Flex became the world’s first flexible phone, with the vertically curved handset boasting a malleable display and body that could be flattened or curved by applying relatively forceful amounts of pressure.

Originally landing as a South Korean exclusive, the LG G Flex is now UK-bound, with the futuristic phone having already been made available for pre-order on British shores alongside a near £700 price tag.

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