LG Electronics plans to launch a smartphone with a curved screen next month, according to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal. CNET reported yesterday that new LG with a concave curved display will be revealed later this month and will be called the LG Z or Z1. We don’t have any solid leaks or a image of the prototype yet, but WSJ has posted a prototype sketch of the device that shows how much the device will bend. Samsung is also rumored to introduce the Galaxy Note 3 Active with curved display later this month.
The screen of the G Flex will be based on organic light-emitting-diode technology and the display would be slightly concave reveals the report. The display is plastic OLED which more flexible than conventional liquid-crystal-display screens adds the report.
Samsung has also used OLED displays on their high-end smartphones since the Galaxy S. It also follows the same technology even in their recent flagships, the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3. LG uses a IPS LCD display on the on its phones. LG showed-off a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels at a pixel density of 538ppi.
LG even showed-off unbreakable, flexible 5 inch OLED panel at SID back in May, but we are yet to see a 6-inch version of it. The upcoming LG G Flex smartphone might be based on this technology since it was also called plastic OLED panel.