Sharp Shows Off Curved Display Concept
Sharp this week revealed a concept smartphone screen that has actual curved corners and nearly no bezels. The concept panel is called Corner R. Sharp used its Free-Form Display technology in order to shape the panel. Free-Form Display allows Sharp's IGZO LCD panels to be given various non-flat shapes, and it also tucks the display's controllers under the screen itself rather than in the bezels. The Corner R concept measures 5.2 inches and offers full HD resolution. Sharp showed off the concept panel at the CEATEC trade show in Japan. The company did not say if or when screens such as the Corner R might become a real option for smartphones.
Hands On with Razer's Project Linda Laptop Concept
Razer had sort of a throw-back product on hand, the Project Linda Laptop Concept. This device merges the Razer smartphone with a laptop dock to create a single device that can do several things at once.
LG Turning to OLED for V30's FullVision Display
LG today said its "next flagship smartphone" — widely believed to be the V30 — will be the first to adopt a plastic OLED FullVision display. LG has used plastic OLED before, notably on the 2015 Flex 2, which was in fact curved and flexible.
Sony Pushing Marshmallow Concept to Testers
Sony today said a limited number of people can download and install its concept user interface for Android 6.0 Marshmallow on either the Xperia Z3 or Z3 Compact. Sony says the concept is rolling out slowly over the coming weeks and will be updated over time with new features and experiences.
Razer Concept Would Pair Its Smartphone with a Laptop Dock
Razer today revealed Project Linda, a smartphone and laptop hybrid concept that would pair the Razer handset with a laptop shell to create a single device. The Linda itself features a 13.3-inch 120 Hz screen, full keyboard, customized buttons, an internal battery and storage, and several ports (USB-A, USB-C, 3.5mm).