By Stephen Schenck | October 2, 2013 10:49 AM
Last week, we saw Samsung confirm its plans to introduce a handset employing its long-in-development curved display technology – the same glassless OLED construction that will someday lead to flexible phones. This is big news on its own, but Samsung hasn’t been the only company pursuing such components – more than once, we’ve heard of LG’s own efforts. Now it looks like they’re in a race to see who can be first to market with one of these curved phones, as word arrives of the LG Z, featuring its own arced display.
This could very well be the start of a new family from LG, with future Z-series models actually being those fully bendable designs; this first one, however, would be just like the Samsung phone we’re expecting, constructed with flexible materials but constrained by a rigid shell. While we haven’t heard anything else about that Samsung model hardware-wise, we at least get a hint with the LG Z that the phone could be respectably high-end, and even with this curved panel could sport a 1080p resolution. We might also see a Snapdragon 800 SoC and support for South Korea’s LTE-A networks.
Supposedly, the LG Z is already in production, and the company may plan to announce the handset sometime this month.