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Try a new smartphone with a curved screen
Scott Navratil

Innovation is the thing of the future, which means we need to constantly be innovating. If we want to improve, then we need to come up with new ideas. As much as people try and avoid creativity, it is what makes our world go round most days. Luckily, there are still quite a few creative people out there, especially the ones who invented the curved smartphone screen.

LG has done it again

We all know LG is a great company and always offers the best stuff, but did you know they plan to release a curved smartphone screen? According to the LA Times, the new screen will curve from top to bottom and will be released soon. The screens have already been put into mass production. It is expected that the first curved-screen smartphone will come from Samsung at the beginning of next year, which announced its phone release right before the LG announcement.

How are they made?

If you want to know how a curved screen is made, it does not involve the typical smartphone glass. USA Today explains that these screens are made with plastic to allow for flexibility. The reason why this is so important is because our society is developing into one where we want more smart devices. If you were to wear glasses that had smartphone capabilities, for example, you would want to have them work as curved edges for a sleeker look. As people want to use smart devices for more things, at work, at home, and everywhere in between, it will become essential to be able to manipulate the screen. IHS reported that over 800 million devices will likely be sold and produced with flexible screens in the next seven years, so it is an ever-growing market.

Samsung seems hopeful

Samsung, now in direct competition with LG and their flexible screen technology, is hoping to use this technology to get ahead of the market. The idea for Samsung is to start mass-producing these new phones at the beginning of next year, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apparently, the concept for flexible smartphone screens has been around for quite some time and has even been produced in prototypes. The real tricky issue is trying to get it massed produced. LG and Samsung are racing to the finish line to be the first with the mass-produced technology. Only prototypes are out for both companies right now.

What is the point?

The reason for the flexible screens is to keep them from breaking so easily, which is one of the main concerns for buyers looking to get a smartphone. Glass breaks a lot easier than plastic. On top of that, they are flexible and easier to carry. They will form to your pocket instead of getting cracked when you sit down; you can easily roll it up to fit better in a smaller purse. You will end up with a much more durable and easier-to-carry-around smartphone device.


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