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.
May 30, 2017
Essential Products, the startup being run by Andy Rubin, who helped create the Android operating system, announced its first smartphone today, the PH-1. The PH-1 is a high-end handset crafted from a titanium shell that Rubin claims is more robust than aluminum and more resistant to damage when dropped.
Aug 31, 2017
LG today fully revealed the V30, a phone it has been teasing in bits and pieces over the last few weeks. This flagship-class handset has a metal frame and glass front and rear panels.
Aug 3, 2017
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.
Mar 29, 2017
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+, its flagship smartphones for 2017. The phones marry aluminum frames to curved glass panels as they adopt what Samsung calls its Infinity Display.