LG Vu 3, Galaxy Note 3 version battling for first flexible display smartphone title, report says

by: Chris SmithSeptember 9, 2013

Galaxy Note 3

A new report from South Korea says that LG and Samsung are waging a fierce battle to become the first company that releases a smartphone with a flexible display.

We even have two candidates, one for each company, that will reportedly sport such bendable displays: the LG Vu 3 and the Galaxy Note 3.

The LG Vu 3 will apparently hit stores at some point in the fourth quarter, possibly in October, and will apparently pack a flexible display.

More interestingly, Samsung is said to launch a Galaxy Note 3 version that would have a flexible display. This unconfirmed device should also hit stores at some point next quarter, maybe also in October.

Various rumors said in the past months that the Galaxy Note 3 will feature a flexible display, although they were quickly shot down by other reports that revealed Samsung can’t mass produce enough such displays for a popular handset like a new Galaxy Note model.

For a while, even the Galaxy Gear smartphone was believed to have a smaller flexible display.

Both South Korean company have confirmed that they’re interested in bringing products with flexible displays to market, but that hasn’t happened yet.

That said, we’ll remind you that these are just rumors at this point, and nothing can be confirmed thus far.

  • Will any carrier have it? Because if this is true many people would be pissed if they bought a new note 3 only to find there is a better version of it.

    • Chris Martinelli

      Better is always around the corner. If you want to avoid that, you cant buy anything ever.

      • poop

        The problem with Android :( I’ve heard of people who ended up being held back for a whole year because they kept seeing better things and ended up hearing about even better things to come.

        • Chris Martinelli

          LOL… People are funny. Anyhow, you cant fix mental problems like that. If anyone is that dim, they deserve to have to wait. Whenever they finally do buy, something better will always be around the corner and they will be pissed off anyhow.

        • RaptorOO7

          As opposed to buy the same rehashed crap from the fruit and co. which is the same device every other year with a minor tweak.

      • The note 3 is a brand new product, as customers I believe we should be informed of a better version of it that will come out almost as soon as the regular version. Flexible displays are the next big thing so imo samsung should have waited until they can mass produce it so that every note 3 comes with it.

        • Chris Martinelli

          Well, feel free not to buy it. That’s your free choice. A new better version is always right around the corner. Always. Consider yourself warned, now it’s official.
          I’ll tell you one thing you would make an even worse businessman then you make a customer.

          • Thanks for the motivation xD

          • Chris Martinelli

            Lol… you have to think of it this way. If you pick a phone and you’re happy with its features and its performance then good. If a better phone comes out two months later, and it always will, it doesn’t take anything away from your phone. Your phone still works the way it did when you decided its specs where the one you wanted to buy.and if you really want that new phone, buy it. Most major carriers now have a plan that let you upgrade every 6 months or so. If you’re the type of person that just has to have the latest and greatest those plans make sense

          • Thanks. For that info.

    • RaptorOO7

      Likely a S.Korea only device.

      • Yup. I think so too but it will imo ruin the breakthrough announcement of having flexible displays if it is only introduced to a small market rather than the global market.

  • poop

    Samsung: “We can’t release any earlier than October.”
    LG Vu 3 Announcement: “October 1.”
    Samsung: “Well, sh*t.”

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    • Marsg

      LG’s been trolling Samsung hard lately

  • 72goojman72

    I wish Samsung would just man up & release a friggin phone with a flexible display already!!

  • najiy91

    i think the term ‘flexible’ cannot be used by users by now.what does it mean is an unbreakable screen(made by hard plastic).those real flexible will be next years to come.anyone agree?

    • Chris Martinelli

      yeah I think that people who are waiting for a phone that is going to bend all over the place are gonna be disappointed. There’s only so many times you can bend something like that before it breaks, or at least discolors at the bend point. its not going to be like a foldable wallet. it’ll be in a rigid chassis the only effective difference will be it will be more resistant to breaking.

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