LG has today announced that it will begin mass producing a new 6-inch smartphone with a curved glass display next month. It’s unclear when we’ll be able to purchase the device, but LG will surely be launching it to compete with a similar offering from Samsung, which we expect to see later this month.
“LG Electronics Inc’s display unit said on Monday it will start mass production of curved smartphone displays as the South Korean phone maker plans to launch a smartphone with the new screens next month to catch bigger rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd,” Reuters reports.
The display will measure six inches diagonally and just 0.44mm thick, making it the world’s thinnest smartphone display — but we don’t yet know any other details about the smartphone itself at this time. According to a recent report from The Wall Street Journal, however, it will be called the G Flex, and it will look similar to the device in the sketch above.
Samsung announced its own smartphone with a curved display last month, and it promised the device would be available in October. The South Korean company first showed off the technology at CES back in January, and we’ve been anticipating a Samsung smartphone that utilizes it since then.
One thing you can expect from both devices is high-end specifications and a premium price tag. Curved displays aren’t cheap, and so the smartphones that carry them won’t be, either.
- Source Reuters