Curved LG G Flex phone coming in November

LG set to launch a 6in phone with a curved OLED screen
LG G Flex

LG G Flex

LG is reportedly planning to launch the G Flex, a smartphone with a curved display.

According to CNET, which has got its hands on the design sketch seen above, the G Flex is set for a November launch and will feature a 6in curved plastic OLED display.

LG has past form with bendy displays, having launched a 55in curved OLED TV in Singapore just recently. But rival Samsung is reportedly prepping a curved phone of its own, based on the Youm prototype shown off at CES.


Flexible friend

LG 5in flexible OLED display

LG 5in flexible OLED display

Of course, curved phones are nothing new – the Samsung Galaxy Nexus had a slight curve to its screen, but new plastic-based OLED panels like those shown off by LG earlier this year should make for more dramatic arcs.

Don't expect the G Flex to be a flexible friend, though – although LG has managed to make a floppy OLED screen, the G Flex will reportedly keep it locked into a rigid curve. Which means that stuffing it into your trouser pocket is likely to be a challenge.

[CNET via Engadget]