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LG to deliver flexible OLED display smartphone by the end of 2013

LG will introduce a smartphone with a flexible OLED screen before the end of this year, according to the company’s vice president of mobile.

Mentioned in a call discussing the company’s financial results for this quarter, Vice President of LG Mobile, Yoon Bu-hyun, said the company is working with LG Display to produce a smartphone with a flexible OLED screen by Q4 2013.

Although an entirely flexible smartphone wouldn’t be possible due to components such as the battery and circuitry contained within, LG could instead produce a smartphone with a wraparound display similar to the iPhone 6 concept images and flexible wraparound display patent that recently appeared online.

Analysts have suggested that investors will be monitoring LG closely to see if it can deliver on the promise of a flexible OLED screen smartphone before the end of 2013, as currently the production yield for any next-generation displays are low.

The news of such a smartphone follows on from the news that the South Korean company aims to bring the UK curved OLED TVs later this year.

LG is preparing to bring such curved screen to UK markets with the aim of the TVs being the next big advancement in the home entertainment sector.

“I can’t give you an exact time, but I think we will see the first curved TV devices on the market soon,” said Hung W.K. Shin, Team Manager of the LG Home Electronics Product Communication team, exclusively to TrustedReviews on a trip to Seoul.

“We are preparing various types of curved TV. Not only 55-inch models but larger as well. Consumers will be most strongly immersed within this curve.”

Designed to provide users with stronger viewing angles, curved OLED TV screens should offer a more immersive viewing experience as viewers will be surrounded by the content they’re currently watching.

LG showcased its LG EA9800 55-inch OLED panel with curved display at CES 2013, which offered Full 1080p HD resolutions within a ‘Paper Slim’ design.

Via: The Verge

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