LG is reportedly preparing to launch a smartphone with a flexible screen this month called the LG Z.
Last week we heard that Samsung was readying a limited edition Galaxy Note 3 with a curved screen but LG might beat its Korean rival to the punch. ZDNet Korea reports that the LG Z will feature a 6 in flexible display.
Unnamed industry sources told the site that the LG Z is in production now and is expected to be released later this month. The smartphone's screen will be concave, much like one on a curved OLED TV. The display will be Full HD like LG's recently launched G2 flagship smartphone.
"OLED TV is similar to the well surface strength. Further enhance the involvement of the screen because it better suited for movies and games are explained. In addition, similar to the form of the face you want to call when the screen is curved gives a more natural feel. Just inside the substrate or the battery is not designed to be bent to the curvature of the screen has been confirmed as somewhat slow." said ZDNet Korea (translated).
Rumoured specifications for the LG Z include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and LTE-Advanced connectivity.
The sources hinted that the LG Z would be one of a trio of flexible screen smartphones under the 'Z' branding.
Both the LG Z and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with a flexible display are likely to be produced in smaller numbers to a regular smartphone due to production limitations of the technology.