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Gadgets from LG will soon feature curved displays

These new handsets are slated to be launched in November, in time for the holiday shopping season.

LG Electronics Inc. has announced that it is now beginning to mass produce gadgets that have curved displays, such as in the case of the smartphones that are set to launch next month.

The goal is to carve out a larger portion of the market that is currently held by its larger rival, Samsung.

Last month, Samsung announced that it would begin releasing curved display gadgets as of October. These smartphones were to become available at some point this month from the leading smartphone manufacturer in the world. It made this announcement in order to help to keep ahead of the slowing high-end smartphone market growth.

Curved displays are still in the beginning states of gadget development but could be important to wearables.

Gadgets - smartphone with curved displayThis new type of display can make it possible to have bendable and foldable designs that could make it possible for wearable gadgets and other mobiles such as smartphones and tablets to be able to take on new designs that could dramatically change the look and design of the high end smartphone market.

In the case of LG Display Co. Ltd., they have announced that the gadgets that will use this technology, so far, will include a six inch display smartphone that is curved from top to bottom. This LG device is expected to be launched in November. At the same time, the Samsung handset will be curved from side to side, instead of the top to bottom shape from LG Electronics.

As of January, Samsung had become the global smartphone gadgets leader, after having taken the position from Apple Inc. In that month, it revealed a line of prototype products that were based on a flexible screen as well as a display extending from the side of the device.

According to tech experts, the technology has yet to be manufactured in a way that can be mass produced cheaply, and there is still a need to come up with display panels that are resistant to heat and that are thin at the same time. Curved displays are already available in larger gadgets such as big screen televisions. Both LG and Samsung have been selling these TVs this year.

Gadgets from Samsung – including the Galaxy Gear smartwatch – launched in India

The device was launched in that South Asian marketplace with a price tag of Rs. 22,990.

Samsung has now launched its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, its first wearable tech gadget, into the consumer market in India at a price tag of Rs. 22,990, which is just over $350 U.S. dollars.

It is expected to arrive on the shelves of retail stores in India on September 25, 2013.

Unlike the occurrence of the Galaxy Note 3 and previous Galaxy Gear pre-order availability expectations, Samsung has issued a confirmation that there will not be any bundled packages, so it will be possible to obtain these gadgets at a reduced price.

The smartwatch gadgets are a part of the latest Galaxy Gear line and was launched at IFA 2013.

Its launch occurred alongside that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at the same event. The smartwatch gadget has an OLED display of 1.63 inches. It also comes with S voice and it currently functions only with either the Galaxy Note 3 or the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, which is a Samsung tablet that also had its official launch at the same event.

That said, Samsung has said that it will soon be making its smartwatch compatible with other Galaxy gadgets, such as the Galaxy Note II, the Galaxy SIII, and the Galaxy S4. The smartwatch is also able to display messages, make calls, take photos (with a 1.9 megapixel camera) and record videos.

The initial release of this smartwatch comes with 70 apps, which include a number of basic fitness applications, such as a step-counting passometer. However, it is Samsung’s hop that as a growing number of developers begin to create with this device in mind, the range of apps will rapidly increase.

The primary challenge of this smartwatch, as is the case with the majority of wearable gadgets, is said to have been approximately 27 hours as per the normal use tests conducted by Samsung.

Previously, the first wearable tech gadget from Samsung became available for pre-order alongside the Galaxy Note 3. The Note’s third generation was sold in India for Rs. 49,900 (approximately $775). That device has a 5.7 inch full HD display with Super AMOLED. However, it is considerably lighter and slimmer than the previous generation, as it is only 8.33mm deep, and weighs only 168 grams.