LG to show off unbreakable phone screen

After battles with cameras, processors and screen sizes, it seems like the flexible screen is the next front for the mobile phone makers. After Samsung made a fuss over its flexible screen at the CES event, LG is looking to match it - and possibly beat it.

Of course, Samsung has yet to use its flexible technology for an actual retail phone (although we harbour some hope that the Note III could feel the love), so there's no reason to suggest LG will have a device lined up either. But showing a screen in action is still a considerable step forward.

The screen will be on the trade floor at the SID annual display exhibition in Vancouver, specifically a 5-inch OLED panel for mobile devices, which is constructed of plastic, making it both flexible and unbreakable. Music to our ears.

Also on display will be 5- and 7-inch HD Oxide TFT panels. The first of those will feature a bezel just 1mm wide, enabling a borderless frame when installed in a smartphone. Both displays are said to be lightweight and consume less power than their traditional equivalents. We like the sound of that too - anything to save on battery use.

Whether LG lets slip any details of their actual use remains to be seen. We can hope, but we suspect 2014 at the earliest is what we're really looking at for practical use.

Source: Engadget

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