LG earlier today announced tat they will start mass production of the worlds first flexible OLED panel for smartphones. This state-of-the-art panel represents another milestone following the company’s commercial rollout of the world’s first 55-inch OLED TV display earlier this year.
The display is said to be built from plastic substrates that give it bendable properties, allowing it to be fixed inside devices with curved (but likely rigid) designs.
Reports as found on Engadget suggest LG could include its first flexible screen inside the G Flex, a new 6-inch smartphone set to be announced next month, but the company points to new products with “enhanced performance and differentiated designs” coming next year. Something tells us LG may move quickly to announce its first such product, with Samsung strongly tipped to unveil its own exotically-shaped smartphone next month. It’s probable that both devices will be artistically bent to achieve their form, so we’ll probably have to wait a little longer for something that actually bends into our jean pockets.