Curved. Adjective: A sure indicator that a phone is designed around a gimmick. Sample sentence: "Hey, I bought a curved phone yesterday," said the dumb gadget enthusiast. At least, that's how it's been for the past couple years. LG's new G Flex 2 redefines the word.
LG's ludicrous banana phone wasn't just a one-off; it's back for a second go. Like its older brother, the G Flex 2's main trick is still just being curved, but this time it's also just a way better phone.
Starting in 2010 when Apple made the retina display and display quality a central theme for their product marketing, displays have moved up from the doldrums into an unprecedented renaissance of new display technologies for smartphones, tablets, TVs, and entirely new classes of products like wearable displays.
The other night we saw a bunch of Samsung's curved 4K TVs, including a gigantic one that could flex between flat and curved. They looked pretty good. LG's curved 4K OLED TVs absolutely blow them out of the water.
Flatscreen televisions are great. Curved televisions are the future. And Samsung's oddest CES entry this year—an ultra-high definition television that bends at your whim—bridges both with just an extra dollop of nuts.
Move over Samsung and LG: Apple has been awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office that describes how they could manufacture a new breed of curved touch surfaces.
LG recently launched the G Flex, a banana-shaped phone which makes use of a curved OLED screen, and it turns out that it's true to it's name: it seems to bend really rather a lot.
We now live in a world in which you can buy a smartphone with a curved glass screen, with Samsung’s Galaxy Round hitting South Korean stores. But, in the eyes of its creators, it’s just a prototype. Still, whack it on the shelves, eh?
LG has revealed to a Korean website that it's already put a curved, flexible-screened smartphone into production—which will go on sales in Asia later this month.
Currently, the biggest curved curved ultra-high resolution OLED TV tops out at a mere 55 inches—but LG is shaking things up with this monstrous 77-inch creature.
Nokia took a striking piece of unibody hardware, coupled it with a 3.9-inch curved glass touchscreen display, removed all the buttons, and topped it with an 8-megapixel Carl Zeiss camera and NFC. Incredible. It's called the N9. But!