LG Flex G
LG unveils phone with "real" curved OLED display

28 Oct 2013 | Rasmus Larsen |

In Samsung and LG’s eternal battle for the bragging rights LG has announced a smartphone called Flex G with a "real" flexible OLED display. The word "real" is a reference to Samsung’s Galaxy Round and speculation about whether it really uses a flexible OLED display.

The battle of the "real" flexible OLED display

It may seem like a war of semantics rather than technology, but LG has unveiled a new smartphone with a curved OLED display by the headline: World's first "real" curved smartphone.

LG Flex G
LG’s phone with the first “real” flexible OLED display

As you probably know, Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy Round with a curved OLED display, and in that context LG’s headline might seem confusing. However, it is a clear reference to Samsung following speculation that the Galaxy Round uses an OLED display based on a curved glass screen instead of a real flexible OLED display made from a plastic layer.

LG says that the 6-inch display in their Flex G is based on plastic. It is mounted in a fixed frame, but if you were to remove it from the frame it would be flexible. LG also calls it the world’s largest flexible OLED display.

LG Flex G
LG’s phone with the first “real” flexible OLED display

Lastly, LG says that they have collaborated with LG Chem to develop a curved battery with a capacity of 3500 mAh.

LG will launch the Flex G in South Korea this November. Availability in additional markets will be announced later.

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