Let's be blunt: the Samsung Gear Fit looks just how we were hoping the original Galaxy Gear would in September last year, a sinuous strip of bright, curved OLED for your wrist. The health-centric sibling to the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, the Gear Fit has a smaller touchscreen - 1.84-inches and 423 x 128 resolution - but which does most of what the Neo can in a more space-age package. Read on for some first-impressions.
LG is aiming to give curved OLED TVs a serious push into the living room, slashing the price of its first set as it tries to "significantly grow" demand for OLED in 2014. The LG 55EA9800, a 55-inch curved OLED Full HD TV, was announced back at CES 2013 and went on sale in the US in April last year, though at the fairly off-putting price of $14,999.95. Now, less than a year later, LG has trimmed that down by more than half.
LG's G Flex will go on sale in the US from January 31st, with the curved OLED smartphone unsurprisingly commanding top-tier pricing for its unusual form-factor. The smartphone, which we reviewed last month, will be a hefty $299.99 with a new, two-year agreement, though in return you get lengthy battery life - thanks to a specially-crafted curved battery - and a 13-megapixel camera.
One thing we’re seeing a lot of this year at CES is curved OLED TVs. LG’s offering is on display, and it’s absolutely stunning. Though LG and others are touting their monstrously large TVs, the somehow normal-sized-becuase-there-are-100-inch-TVs LG 77-inched is a favorite of ours. Simply jaw dropping, the display is easily the best we’ve seen yet.
AT CES 2014, Panasonic has some curved OLED TVs on display. Not interested? Seen that before? Maybe, but probably not like this. Rather than curve toward us, which Panasonic has as well, these turn away from you at the edges. That’s something we’ve not seen yet.
Samsung hasn't shied away from technology here at CES 2014, bringing along not only huge curved Ultra HD OLED TVs but a bizarre flexing set that goes from flat to curved at the touch of a remote control. The new sets, which span all the way up to 105-inches, take on LG in the "huge and you can't afford it" stakes, just like the 105-inch curved monster LG demonstrated earlier today.
LG will be one of the electronics firms that is showing off its high-end TV tech at CES 2014. When the show kicks off next week LG plans to show off its full line of curved OLED TVs. Among the products that LG will be showing off is the world's largest 77-inch 4K curved Ultra HD OLED TV.
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.
Researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology have invented and patented a battery so flexible that it can be rolled up and placed in the trunk of your car to power it, reports Phys.org. The invention's many applications run the gamut from large-scale machinery to flexible smartphones. This could go a long way towards making curved-display phones like the LG G Flex and the Galaxy Round more relevant in years to come.
LG has officially released specs for G Flex, the company's long-rumored curved-screen smartphone. The phone is curved along the horizontal axis, features an unusual lockscreen with direct-to-app pinching, and in an homage to X-Men's Wolverine "self-heals" scratches in its outer casing. The phone joins Samsung's Galaxy Round among the first curved-screen smartphones that will reach consumers.