In terms of smartphones with flexible displays, Samsung and LG are both competing against one another. Both companies have released phones with curved displays in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Round and the LG G Flex and if the rumors are anything to go by, LG could also be the company responsible of providing curved displays to Apple for use in the Cupertino’s rumored iWatch device (along with battery technology too, apparently). That being said, whatever LG has planned, it seems that the South Korean tech company will be ramping up production of flexible displays in anticipation of the smartwatch market.
This is according to Han Sang Beom, CEO of LG Group’s display making arm, who told the Korean media that the company will be increasing investments on small-sized panels to increase production capacity. According to Han, “There are many requests for plastic OLED from our smartphone (making) clients and the interest in wearable devices are pretty high.” He also states, “We will finalize our plan within the first half after observing the market situation (to decide on) substrate size and total production capacity.” We’re not sure if LG’s plans to ramp up production have anything to do with Apple’s iWatch or their own products, but either way it looks like the company is anticipating that flexible displays will be in demand for 2014.