ZDNet Korea: LG mass manufacturing curved display phone; release this month

|About: LG Electronics Inc. (LGEIY)|By:, SA News Editor

LG Electronics (LGEIY.OB) has lifted the wraps on a curved smartphone with a flexible OLED display called the LG Z, according to ZDNet Korea. The device is reportedly in mass production, will be announced in the immediate future, and has a release date set for later this month.

The phone's 6" OLED display will "be rigid, much like [LG's] curved OLED televisions," LG tells The Inquirer.

LG is in a race with Korean rival Samsung (SSNLF.PK), which has plans of its own for a smartphone with a curved display to be released in Oct. The Inquirer speculates Samsung's rendition would be a variant of the Galaxy Note 3.