LG Display on Wednesday reiterated its plans to bring flexible smartphone panels to the market by Q4 of 2013. We don’t think we’ll see bendable phones just yet, we’ll need components such as batteries to catch up first, but it should provide for stronger screens.
In an interview with The Korea Times, LG spokesperson Frank Lee said his company hopes to match what he sees as a “rapid need for display advancements” in the mobile market, adding that flexible, unbreakable displays will likely be the next big innovation. According to the South Korean company, its flexible display design has been finalized and simply needs to be manufactured on a large scale at this point.
“We have completed the development of our first flexible displays,” the company said in a statement, “We will mass produce flexible displays from the fourth quarter of this year.”
LG plans to sell its flexible smartphone screens to other mobile companies such as Apple, which has hinted at its intention to manufacture a flexible smartphone in the past. However, LG Display is also facing competition from Samsung, which has expressed interest in producing the same technology and already dominates the mobile market.