The race for the first curved smartphones is on and South Korean giants Samsung and LG are eyeing to draw first blood. Samsung has already announced its plans to launch a phone with curved screen this month, while LG has not confirmed plans to unveil such a device yet.
After rumours of LG bringing out the curved G Flex phablet hit the internet, specifications of Samsung’s curved smartphone have also leaked online.
While there is no word about the battery of the upcoming curved screen Samsung phone, it is expected to run on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) out of the box. The report says that the phone will be part of Samsung’s Galaxy line-up.
Recently, media was abuzz with news of LG’s 6-inch large G-Flex smartphone, with rumours hinting at a November release.
Curved display is already commercially available in large-screen televisions. LG Electronics and Samsung had started selling curved OLED TV sets this year priced at $9,000.
Samsung is also said to be working on a new line of top-end smartphones, named Galaxy F, rumoured to be launched next year. Phones under this range will have a metal body, which has a more premium feel compared to the plastic casing that the company uses in its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note handsets. Rivals like Apple and HTC use metal casings in their phones.