We have been hearing a fair amount of news regarding flexible displays since a couple of years ago, and that companies such as Samsung and LG could begin manufacturing and shipping them this year. In fact Samsung showed off its Youm flexible OLED displays earlier this year during CES 2013, so we wouldn’t be surprised if production is expected to begin, if it hasn’t begun already. Well according to a report out of Korea, word has it that both Samsung and LG are expected to begin mass producing their flexible display panels starting from November this year.
Both companies are expected to produce around 1.5 million units of 5 to 6” panels and are expected to increase production should there be a demand for it. What this means is that there might not be as many smartphones with flexible displays in the market at the start, which we guess would make sense since both companies would probably want to test the waters first. No word on what sort of devices we can expect from either Samsung or LG, but assuming the November production date is accurate, there is a good chance that a formal announcement of devices with flexible displays could be made during CES 2014, or maybe MWC 2014 at the latest.