LG VP Confirms Flexible OLED Smartphone For 2013


LG could be one of the first smartphone manufacturers to embrace flexible displays. The company’s vice president of mobile, Yoon Bu-hyun, has confirmed that it will launch a new handset with a flexible OLED display sometime during the fourth quarter of this year.

It’s unclear at this point what that smartphone will be. However, recent rumors have suggested LG is developing an Optimus G2, and a source for Pocket-lint has described the device as “something special, something unique, something you will want to buy.”

It’s possible, then, that the Optimus G2 will be the chosen one.

Aside from LG, we know Samsung is hard at work on flexible OLED displays, but the Korean manufacturer is yet to introduce the technology to a mass produced device. It has already announced the Galaxy S4, so we know its latest flagship won’t get one, but there’s always the upcoming Galaxy Note III, and the slew of other smartphones the company will announce between now and the end of the year.

Pocket-lint is under the impression that LG will be determined to launch the technology before Samsung.

“Pocket-lint recently spent a week with LG in Korea and the company’s brazen determination to be first to the market with anything, be it washing machine or phone, was certainly noticeable,” writes Hunter Skipworth. “As such, we wouldn’t be surprised if the company did manage a curved OLED phone before the rest of the competition.”

Are you looking forward to seeing the first smartphones with flexible displays?