Have you seen any futuristic gadget concepts where the phones are thin slivers of flexible material able to clean itself and do things for you without you asking it to? If you have and it got you more excited than a terrier, then know that there are small steps taken into that direction, with the new curved and flexible display technology. Right now, Samsung and LG, each has a smartphone with curved display – the LG G Flex and the Samsung Galaxy Round.
Could Flexible Display Technology Be the Next Big Thing?
The big difference between the two is that LG’s display is flexible, while the Samsung is simply curved. Because curved is not so awesome and complicated as flexible, Samsung managed to keep much of the great resolution it usually puts on its smartphone, 1080p resolution with 385 ppi, while LG only has a 720p resolution and a pixel density of 245 ppi.
Sources say that LG are planning to up the resolution to Full HD and are also working to improve some heating issues with the OLED design. As we were saying, Samsung’s Galaxy Round AMOLED display is simply curved and not flexible and Samsung’s plans for the future appear to be quite different from LG’s.
Samsung appears to be interested in experimenting with curved designs and uses, while LG is going strong with its flexible display technology. Which do you think is more important for implementation in a smartphone? Curvature or flexibility?
Both LG and Samsung are believed to launch new curved or flexible smartphones towards the end of 2014 and some speculate that this might be the direction Apple is also heading.
What do you think of the flexible display technology? Do you think that it’s going to be the next big thing? Would you like a flexible or curved smartphone? Leave us your thoughts in the comment section below.