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Portal is a startup project device that’s flexible, waterproof

Had enough of #bendgate already? We’re pretty sure you are. So here’s a new one – a smartphone-slash-wearable device that is actually meant to bend and still be awesome (sorry Apple) called Portal. The device is in startup mode right now, crowdsourcing its capital – but the premise is kinda awesome. The device is targeted at athletes, sports pros, or on-the-go business and corporate people who want their technology bleeding edge and easily accessible through wireless.

Samsung producing Graphene, the material for flexible displays

All those interesting flexible displays we see now and again at trade shows have one thing in common: they’re not available for purchase. Companies showing the bendable, flexible displays commit to bringing them to retail, but offer no timeline for when that will be. Samsung may have just had the first break, though, and mass production could come sooner rather than later.

LG G Flex initial US availability detailed

LG announced the upcoming US availability of the G Flex earlier in the month during CES. At the time LG mentioned the handset would be coming available during the first quarter of the year and with three of the four major US carriers. Those three included AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. And as we often see with these types of device announcements, LG basically left everyone waiting for the individual carrier announcements for the specifics.

LG G Flex display flexing may lead to bumps

LG recently announced the G Flex would be arriving with several US carriers. But even outside the US market, the handset is still relatively new. The LG G Flex is a smartphone that sports a 6-inch curved display. And as suggested by the name, the display is also flexible.

Samsung Galaxy Round finds an ally in DisplayMate

If 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 Round tipped as publicly available prototype

Following rumors of a 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.

LG prepping non-rectangular, flexible batteries

While 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.
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