Ever since the introduction of smartphones to the mobile industry, every giant has tried to improve its functionality by modifying and updating both the software or hardware. Back in 2007, the idea of multi-touch screen evolved as Apple launched the first generation iPhone in the market, and then the race to betterment and the future of smartphones kick started.
Curved screen displays have been featured as concept design of future smartphones over the years. Three months ago, Samsung launched its first Curved Display Smart Phone Galaxy Grand Round. Samsung claims the curved design of the phone offers a very comfortable grip, plus some unique features. It comes with a slightly rounded 5.7-inch, 1080p Super AMOLED screen in a 7.9mm-thick case, with the weight being 154 grams. Recently LG has also unveiled its own smartphone design with curved display, naming it the LG G Flex and it features a 6-inch curved OLED screen with 1,280 x 720 resolution, powered by a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy Grand however comes with a horizontal screen curve unlike the LG G Flux which features a giant screen that curves vertically. In either case, the curved screen reduces reflections while watching media, which has a real visual benefit, display experts say.
Will curved screens be the future of smartphones – or a simply another niche product? In any case, the arc of curved smartphones is just the beginning.