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This article was published on October 7, 2013

LG says it is ready to begin producing the ‘world’s first’ flexible screen for smartphones

LG says it is ready to begin producing the ‘world’s first’ flexible screen for smartphones
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

G FlexLG has taken a step ahead of rival Samsung in the race to introduce a smartphone with a curved screen, after announcing that it will begin mass-producing what it claims is the world’s first flexible OLED.

In addition to producing a part for smartphone makers, TNW understands from sources at LG that the company is working on a flexible device that will be called the G Flex, which will arrive sometime before the end of the year. The phone will feature a plastic OLED (POLED) screen to give it increased durability. The image on the right is a filing made with the Korea Patent Office for the flexible handset design concept.

Samsung revealed its own plans in September, when it said it will launch an as-yet-unnamed curved screen smartphone in Korea sometime this month.

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