Samsung was done with unconventional screens when it unveiled the rather odd Galaxy Round, then you have another thing coming, at least sometime in the future. Recent information has shown the company being its usual aggressive self and filling its plate with display technology that could make for some very interesting smartphone uses in the near future.
Samsung CEO Oh-Hyun Kwon revealed during the company's Samsung Analyst Day in Korea its timetable for the years to come, which curiously mentions plans for bended and foldable displays in 2014 and 2015.
Samsung and LG are to be believed, the next smartphone battleground will be around flexible or curved displays in hand-sized proportions. But for now, it all sounds too much like a gimmick. That, however, may not be the case, at least based on some hands-on experiments done by DisplayMate Technologies, a company that specializes in display calibration, optimization, and consultancy.
Samsung Galaxy device with curved display, there was an official announcement for the Galaxy Round. The handset has what Samsung refers to as a 'roll effect' which basically means the handset can be tilted to the side. The unique aspect here, instead of simply rolling back and forth, when you roll the handset the display will activate. But while this sounds like a neat feature, it may be one not seen by many.
Samsung might be busy with its flexible display technology in preparation for the coming of a flexible smartphone, one of its biggest rivals is taking on the same problem from a different angle. Through its chemical company arm, LG has announced that it has reached a breakthrough in battery manufacturing and will be ready to unveil non-rectangular and flexible batteries soon.
Samsung as the manufacturer is rumored to be ready to unveil its latest masterpiece this week, what the Korean media is calling the Galaxy Round.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 surfaced, word about LG's own plans have started to go around the Internet. Now we even have a name for it: the LG G Flex.
LG and Samsung are expected to come to a head once more as the two Korean display and device manufacturers race to put out a smartphone with a curved display. LG is now tipped to be ready for its own reveal this month, matching Samsung's own expected curved Galaxy Note 3 announcement.
flexible and unbreakable displays in our smartphones, but everything we've seen thus far have only been prototypes. Samsung looks to change all that and have confirmed we'll see their first (of many) flexible AMOLED display device next month in Korea. LG is also in the mix, but more interesting is the work being done at UCLA on the technology.
Samsung is trying to keep up the pace and ensure it's spot as a top dog of the mobile device manufacturing industry by pushing forward innovative, if not intriguing, designs and technology. The manufacturer is now publicly admitting its plans to release a smartphone with a curved display next month.