Samsung and LG are the South Korean tech majors who are prepping their first flexible screen smartphones to dent the mobile space with high end innovation. But now, it seems LG will beat Samsung to unveil the smartphone equipped with flexible display in the market first.
Samsung has already stolen the show at the CES 2013 at Las Vegas along with the software giant Microsoft, when the company unveiled YOUM flexible display technology. While Samsung unveiled the flexible display, the officials informed that Microsoft is already in works in making a Windows Phone device that would feature the newly launched display. Furthermore, Microsoft even showed off a prototype of the upcoming device during CES 2013.
But it has been more than three months since the launch, and so far Samsung has not given any insight to the future plans of launch of flexible display equipped smartphone. However, according to a new Korea Times report, it seems that LG could beat Samsung and introduce the first commercial batches of flexible displays this year.
The report revealed that the production unit of LG is already ahead of Samsung Display in the race to bring the next generation of OLED TVs to market, and also when it comes to UHD (4K) displays.
Further, it has also been disclosed that LG has prepared its flexible displays, which can be twisted and bent and used for next-generation tablets and smartphones. Reportedly, in partnership with Korea's finance ministry, LG is targeting to ship the first batch of flexible displays later this year, ahead of Samsung.