According to a document obtained by CNet, LG is working on a pretty exciting new product – the LG Flex. With a six-inch curved display, the phone uses a similar version of the technology we saw back at CES when the company demoed a pair of curved OLED televisions. Don’t let that flexible display – or name – fool you, as this isn’t going to be a futuristic phone that wraps around your wrist.
Rather, the LG Flex will be a fully rigid phone, just like your current smartphone. By adding a gentle curve to the phone, LG can create a phablet style device that still fits comfortably between your ear and mouth – letting you use it as an actual phone (shock, awe, we know).
In addition, these flexible displays are likely to be substantially more shatter resistant than traditional smartphone displays, though users might still have trouble with broken digitizers if the phone falls from too far a height.
A rudimentary sketch of the phone shows a device that looks a bit like Samsung and Google’s Galaxy Nexus, but with a more pronounced curve. LG is expected to announce the device in November.