LG working on a new handset with curved display
Fans of the LG G Flex series of curved smartphones will be disappointed to hear a third edition of the handset is not expected to be released at all next year. Instead, the company may launch a completely new arched phone with a different design aesthetic.
This news comes via Evan Blass, who used his Twitter handle @evleaks to dish on the rumored handset. He didn’t go into many details, only mentioning that LG is working on a phone with a curved display which will wrap over the top of the smartphone. That’s quite a big leap from the G Flex lineup, which has a bent body but confines its display within the front panel.
The new LG phone’s style sounds like it has more in common with the Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge+. The Samsung devices utilize a dual-edged screen which curves around both sides of the phones. Based on the information we have about the LG device so far, its display might go around the front of the device right to its back.
Of course, there’s no way of knowing if that’s going to be the case or if the phone is actually in development. A bent screen would certainly stand out from the straight panels with bezels we’ve been seeing from handset manufacturers for years at this point. It would further offer more phone real estate, which is usually a good thing to have more of.
With regards to the LG G Flex 3, while it was predicted to be unveiled during CES 2016 in January, a recent report had suggested it’s not making an appearance during the event. There’s no indication from the company that the series has been discontinued, though, so future units are still possible.
This rumor comes hot on the heels of a report suggesting that LG is not going to launch its new LG G Flex handset in the coming year.
To date, LG already boasts phones with curved screens, the LG G Flex and G Flex 2. It is anticipated, though, that the new rumored phone LG might be currently focusing on is going to be different from the two phones.
At the moment, details are still scarce. However, it is said that it will be analogous to Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge. The difference, though, is that the curved edge could be spotted on the top of the device rather than on the side.
It appears that the handset maker is aware that customers might be fascinated with phones touting quite out-of-the-box designs, such as curved displays, on top of new functionalities.
In the meantime,LG could unwrap the LG G5 during the Mobile World Congress 2016 which is going to kick off in February. What’s interesting is that it will come equipped with Snapdragon 820 processor, a 21-megapixel camera and an iris scanner.
Furthermore, it is purported that the phone could pack in a 5.6-inch screen boasting 1,440 x 2,560 resolution. This phone will either add in a 3,000 or 3,500 mAh battery pack which will support Fast Charge.
It is reported that the iris recognition technology is built by IRIENCE which is a biometrics firm in South Korea. It is likewise believed that the LG G5 could feature a fingerprint scanner, located at the back.
In April, the company released the LG G4, while in October, it unveiled the V10 which took the market by storm.
These are the available curved display phones in market at present:CURVED DISPLAY PHONES
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