Next LG G Flex may incorporate new curved design
LG may not be the most popular smartphone manufacturer, but the South Korean company produces respectable devices from the LG G4 to the G Flex 2 and the upcoming V10. Its G Flex series in particular is unique in the smartphone space and will typically grab headlines for its curved screens. Thus, it's unsurprising that LG would have a successor up its sleeve for the 2016 time frame.
According to @evLeaks, LG will indeed launch another smartphone with a curved display, but the overall design will be a departure from the previous G Flex 2. The manufacturer may be experimenting with different styles of curved displays such as the one used on the Galaxy S6 Edge and its dual-edge design.
LG had already demonstrated a dual-edge 6-inch OLED display at CES 2015, which suggests that there may be something in the works utilizing the technology for 2016. Flexible displays are also a possibility and may be further down the road.
According to sales rankings from leading market analysts, LG has been facing a downward trend due to increasing pressure from rising Chinese companies like Xiaomi and Huawei. Its Q3 2015 results, for example, saw a 21 percent decline in smartphone sales and an operating loss of almost 62 million Euros. HTC is also deep in the red due to tepid sales of its well-regarded One M8 and M9 series.