News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday December 04, 2013.
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LG is gung-ho about devices like the G Flex that are capable of bending or curving to accommodate different features. LG is so confident in the form factor that it estimates 4 out of 10 smartphones will have similar features in the next seven years.
At a press event last night, Dr. Ramchan Woo, head of LTE Product Planning at LG, said that he expects 40 percent of smartphones to be flexible or curved by 2020. At the moment, the LG G Flex and the Samsung Galaxy Round are the phones that fit into that category, but the number is expected to rise as technology makes it possible to have bendable parts for displays, screens, batteries, and more. Dr. Woo told reporters at the event:
"All the phones today are just flat. However, when you project the future, it will not be the same as today. So the G Flex is on the right (path)...Also, when you think about it, when you look at something around you, there's nothing actually flat around your body. Everything around your body is actually curved. So that's one of the biggest reasons why we chose to make a curved phone."source: Android Central
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