Electronics giant LG made the announcement this week that its display subsidiary, LG Display, has a viable OLED transparent flexible display screen that can go head to head with fellow Korean rival Samsung’s YOUM flexible display.
While a handful of rumors regarding the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note III have been floating around the internet, the most speculation has been given to the device’s screen. Early rumors predicted that we’d see Samsung’s first flexible display, but with delays getting those to market it looks like that will not be the case.
LG sent out a presser this morning announcing the mass production of the “world’s first flexible OLED panel for smartphones,” but Samsung says they have already been producing their flexible OLED displays.
The next big thing in mobile is going to be flexible displays and LG and Samsung will be the main competitors duking it out. Word out of Korea is that we could see offerings from both companies by the end of the year. LG’s Vu line hasn’t set the world on fire, but the Vu 3 could have a flexible display.
LG is trying to steal the spotlight from Samsung by announcing the mass production of the “world’s first flexible OLED panel for smartphones.” There’s only one problem, they didn’t announce an actual device, but Samsung could later this week. Rumors indicate LG won’t announce their device until next month.
LG is greatly expanding its OLED manufacturing. We will see the OLED models palette at the CES in the beginning of January 2015. Perhaps in the palette there will be not only monster, huge, and big TVs, but also a small 40" 4K OLED TV, maybe advertised as world's smallest OLED TV :D. This baby TV could be used as a huge desktop monitor, expensive but not more than the 27" 5K LCD.