Innovation is thriving in the mobile phone industry. From TFT LCD to Retina to Super AMOLED display, technology has drastically changed over the years in terms of designing devices. If Apple changed the dynamics by reintroducing touch screen with iPhone, back in 2007.The next wave of revolution belongs to LG, the famed South Korean giant.
LG Display, a subsidiary of LG worldwide, is ready to produce 12,000 sheets of flexible OLED display each month. In the report by The Korean Times, it was revealed that LG could announce flexible display phone later this year. But now, GizBot has received an updated information on the same.
On July 4, GizBot attended grand launch of LG Optimus G Pro in New Delhi. Where, Steve Koh, Head- Mobile Communications at LG India shared some rare insight about company's future plans. When asked about LG plans on announcing its first flexible display phone. This is what Steve Koh, LG, told us on the sidelines of Optimus G Pro launch.
"It should be around... may be mid of the next year. We're mainly focusing on Android device...we are working on the Windows version also, but mainstream is Android."
This clearly hints that LG will announce its first flexible display phone in 2014 not in the last quarter of 2013, as reported so far. At the same time, the official also divulged that the first flexible display phone might come running on Android platform.
But you never know, if the company decides to make some last minute changes, as LG is also working on Windows version of smartphone.
Just for your information, apart from LG, another player, Samsung is working on mass production of OLED displays. The makers behind Galaxy Note 2 had already demoed flexible OLED phone at CES 2013. Though, the phone is still in a prototype form, but sooner or later it will enter production stage. However, now it is largely believed that due to production issues Samsung first flexible display phone has been delayed.