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LG G Flex Review

LG G Flex Review

Every new niche has to start somewhere, and LG says the G Flex is the start of the flexible smartphone revolution. Why should our phones be flat when everything else around us is curved, so the company's theory goes, with ambitious dreams of folding handsets and collapsable tablets in the next decade. Today, though, the G Flex is paving the way: a 6-inch phablet with a premium price-tag and a sexy curve to its profile. Question remains, is this a gimmick or a true taste of tech to come? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Apple to debut two curved-display iPhones next year

Apple to debut two curved-display iPhones next year

Apple is reportedly developing two curved-display iPhones to be released in the second half of next year, anonymous inside sources have revealed. The displays will likely curve downwards towards the side edges of the devices, as in the mockup shown in the image below. The phones will also likely include touch-sensitivity that can respond to differing levels of pressure.

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LG Display flexible OLED mass production in Q4 (with an LG phone to use it)

LG Display flexible OLED mass production in Q4 (with an LG phone to use it)

LG will begin mass producing flexible OLED displays for smartphones in Q4 2013, the company has confirmed, though while it has teased "major clients" it won't confirm which manufacturers may offer handsets using the screen tech. LG Display expects to produce 12,000 sheets of flexible OLED every month, the company told The Korea Times, with the first device from LG itself to use the flexible screens also due later this year.

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Morphees flexible smartphone concept would see your cell come alive

Morphees flexible smartphone concept would see your cell come alive

Smartphones that change their physical shape could one day be bending and flexing in our pockets and hands, researchers suggest, with so-called "Morphees" adjusting to suit the user and current application. The concept of "self-actuated flexible mobile devices" - in short, phones and portable computing terminals that can bend, twist, open like a flower, or collapse to suit different use-cases - is one being explored by a team at the University of Bristol and DFKI Saarbrücken, and due to be presented at CHI 2013 this week.

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Plastic Logic unveils 42-inch flexible plastic signage prototype

Plastic Logic unveils 42-inch flexible plastic signage prototype

Technology in the display market is evolving all the time. One of the most interesting technologies in the market are flexible displays that allow the creation of curved signage. Those flexible displays could also eventually find their way into the smartphones and other devices that we all know and love allowing for new form factors. Plastic Logic and TOPPAN have announced they are unveiling the world's first 42-inch flexible digital signage prototype Japan.

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