In fact, for LG, it has announced through a press release on May 20th that it will show off a flexible OLED and shatter resistant screen that measures 5 inches, and the technology will be made available to smartphones precisely in the fourth quarter of this year, perhaps before the end of October. The screen is going to be 1-mm thick, obviously bendable, and heat and damage resistant.
As said, Samsung, which has overtaken Apple in quantity of smartphones shipped, is also working on a flexible display, but the said company is still unable to boldly say on when its bendable smartphone will be available on the market, while LG has already given a tentative date on when this spectacular technology will be made available to its consumers. Who knows, this might be the answer for LG to overtake its rivals in the smartphone wars.
There is a big chance that LG will pull this off because as one of the leading manufacturers of flat-screen televisions, it has already launched the world’s first curved OLED display TV back in 2012. The product was so stunning that it bagged a Red Dot Best-of-the-Best Award in July 2013.
Even before the date of release, some people speculate that the flexible LG smartphone will be named the LG Z. There are also rumors going around that the smartphone with the bendable display is already in production and will be launched a week or two from now.
Having all these said, a smartphone with a flexible, OLED display will not be entirely flexible per se. This is because other essential electronic parts like the battery and the motherboard are not yet bendable. With this technology incorporated into future handheld devices, there is only one thing certain: the display will be virtually unbreakable.
In due time, when all other bits and pieces of smartphones have become flexible, we can be able to get hold of a phone that can fit in any tight space and is absolutely indestructible. And this we have to keep in mind: technology brings out a world full of possibilities.