According to a report published in The Korea Times, LG is on track to ship flexible displays before their archnemesis Samsung. Said displays should hit the market this year, but the report doesn’t say how big they’ll be or for which applications their best suited. LG could very well be planning on introducing 1.5 inch flexible displays for smart watches for all I know.
According to The Wall Street Journal, LG Executive Vice President Kim Ki-wan says the company will open 600 new stores in emerging countries in an attempt to increase sales of their phones, televisions, and home appliances.
When I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note II in Malaysia, and then proceeded to take it with me across South East Asia, no one said anything to me about it. It was just another phone.
LG is a company that I have a hard time trying to understand. Samsung’s strategy is to copy Apple, and they sometimes even add a little bit of their own innovation on top. Sony’s strategy is to look at what they’ve done in the past and try to bring back some of that classic industrial design. Even the Chinese companies are doing their own thing.