Even though this is a rumor, it doesn’t seem entirely impossible. Both Korean giants already have experience producing smartphones with flexible displays. Last year LG released the G Flex and Samsung the Galaxy Round, though the latter was produced in a very limited quantity. One might wonder if both companies have plans to launch successors this year and if a rumor is to be believed, then they just might have something new to show us come September.
Infamous Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes reports today, citing sources from the panel industry, that Samsung and LG are both gearing up to release smartphones with 5-inch flexible displays “as soon as” September 2014. Samsung is also expected to launch the Galaxy Note 4 in September as well, and that seems more plausible, since the phablets are traditionally unveiled at the IFA trade show.
The report also claims that Samsung’s much rumored three-sided display technology will finally come to the market this year. On the other hand LG is rumored to feature Quad HD resolution in its flexible display smartphone with a pixel density of 510ppi. Apparently LG is aiming to beat Samsung on sheer image quality.
There’s no mention about the continuation of the Galaxy Round and G Flex series, so for all we know both companies could introduce these smartphones under completely new branding. Since the report comes from an unofficial source it wouldn’t be a mistake to take it with a grain of salt.
|Key Specs||Galaxy Round||LG G Flex|
|Processor/Soc Name||Snapdragon 800, 4-core, 2.3 GHz||Snapdragon 800, 4-core, 2.26 GHz|
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||96 GB||32 GB|
|Megapixels||13 MP||13 MP|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2800 mAh||3500 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy Round Full specs||LG G Flex Full specs|