LG Australia who recently launched their top end Optimus G smartphone is set to launch a flexible 4K OLED smartphone by the end of the year.
The device which was shown at the CES Show
in January is currently in production with insiders tipping a 4Q launch in
What is not known is the recommended retail
price or whether the screen will be as tough as Gorilla Glass.
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The Korean Company who is a major player in
the Australia prepaid market where they have stripped market share away from
Nokia said overnight that what was a concept device in January is now a
Speaking to the Korea Times, an LG executive
said: “we have completed the development of our first flexible displays.
We will mass produce flexible display from the fourth quarter of this
ChannelNews understands that LG has been
working with Qualcomm with the device set to incorporate a new processor.
What is not known at this stage is to what extent the panel will actually bend. Some analysts claim that LG may choose to wrap the flexible OLED around one or more sides of its phone, extending the panel so that it can be seen from more than one angle.
At CES LG executives said that an OLED display supports individual portions of a display without the whole screen being powered. This they claim extends battery life.
LG who recently claimed that Samsung
executives had spied on their OLED development operation have said that they
will make the technology available to other manufacturers.
Display executives have confirmed that the new flexible OLED display will
deliver ‘Ultra High-Definition’ 4K resolution.
The device will” flex around a
bum” when placed in a back pocket according to LG.
The device is believed to have a 4.6″