Flexible display technology might indeed be the future, but we still have a long ways to go before it’s mainstream. Right now, the closest we come to such devices are products with curved displays such as the Samsung Galaxy Round and LG G Flex.
Looking for something a bit more flexible than the current-gen Round or G Flex? You might want to turn your attention towards the rumored LG G Flex 2. That’s right, we are already hearing the first reports about the G Flex’s successor, which the Korean media claims may be officially announced sometime in the second half of 2014.
The so-called G Flex 2 will take the Flex’s bendability to new heights with a special hard rubber chassis that will reportedly be able to flex up to 90 degrees. While the media doesn’t specifically make mention of it, it seems likely that the device will also feature other flexible components such as a flexible battery.
Not much else is revealed about the G Flex 2, and of course LG has yet to officially confirm the device.
So how likely is this rumor? It’s hard to say. While the G Flex is still very new and hard to find outside of South Korea, it’s possible that LG wants to get a jump on Samsung and their rumored next-gen handset with wrap-around display. Until we learn more concrete details, speculation is certainly advised.
What do you think of flexible smartphones — truly useful or more of a gimmick than anything?