LG sent out a presser this morning announcing the mass production of the “world’s first flexible OLED panel for smartphones,” but Samsung says they have already been producing their flexible OLED displays. Furthermore, they will release their first product “within days.” Samsung’s display will be a little smaller, at 5.7-inches, but I think they are going to clearly win the race since LG’s G Flex probably won’t be announced until next month.
Samsung’s display is also thinner and weighs less. It comes in at 0.12mm thick vs 0.44mm and it weighs 5.2 grams vs 7.2 grams. Of course, some of the weight differential could be a result of the size. LG’s flexible panel will be 6-inches as opposed to Samsung’s 5.7-inch panel. Samsung’s production capacity is at 1 million per month, although they are unlikely to hit that target early on. Earlier reports indicated LG’s capacity would be much lower.