Is Curved Screen the Next Best Thing in Smartphones?

Technology has seeped into human life in an inseparable way with time. Without relying on it, living life comfortably is near impossible. While embracing technological innovations is what a lot of people need to do, adapting to changes in technology is not always smooth. Certain technological marvels go though lots of testing, doubts, misgivings and then gain acceptance. It happened when Apple introduced the first touch screen smartphone and tablets were unveiled. Nowadays, billions of people use touch-screen devices and tablets worldwide. Tech experts feel the same thing can happen to the latest in Smartphone tech- that is curved screen!

Tech giants eying curved screen tech

In an increasing trend which can catch fancy of the mainstream users, technology bigwigs are deploying curved screen in their devices, mostly smart phones. However, Samsung has already launched its first curved screen all- in-one PCs and other manufacturers have come up with curved screen LED TVs. There is no denying curved screen in smart phones is still in the nascent stage but in due time that can change, feel the experts.

Latest developments in curved screen technology in smartphones

While Apple has not shown much inclination to bring out a curved screen Smartphone soon, other big players including LG and Samsung have joined the bandwagon. BlackBerry is also planning to launch a curved screen handset shortly.

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The first device that made a big splash with its curved screen technology and hogged headlines- was the LG G Flex. However, a few design quirks marred its success prospects. With the G Flex 2, LG has produced a better contender. The successor has been getting rave reviews. Recently LG showcased a mid range handset with different curved screen-namely the Magna. The recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S 6 Edge introduces curved screen in a different way and its usefulness is undeniable. While unveiling the BlackBerry LeapĀ  at the MWC 2015, the Ontario based company teased a curved screen slider device- set for an imminent launch.

Why Curved Screen can become widespread in Smartphone

There are several reasons which can make curved screen technology widespread and popular in Smartphone sector.

  • Usage benefits: With LTE penetration picking up speed, millions of Smartphone users are using their devices to watch movies, online videos and playing games. These turn out to be easier on a curved screen. Curved screens help reduce reflections and offer more immersive visual experience- as it is. Curved contour also fits better with shape of human face. These screen also magnifies injects and texts slightly, making it simpler to read.
  • Next logical design evolution: Despite the enormous power packed in by the manufacturers, most of present generation Smartphones resemble a rectangular block of metal and plastic! Curved screen and rounded edges make a phone stand out from the crowd in terms of aesthetics. Compare a model of Galaxy S 6 edge with a dozen regular Smartphones- and this becomes clear.
  • Enhanced battery life: One worry with most smart phone models, notably Android ones is the toll taken on battery life. A bit of heavy usage can reduce battery life substantially in most such models. Manufacturers are trying their best to equip the phones with bigger battery units and deploying battery saving technology. Using a curved screen can help achieve reduction of screen reflections and brightness levels. This helps users save battery.
  • Improves durability: Compared to a flat screen Smartphone a curved screen variant is more durable. Even when it is dropped the curvature deflects force of collision. With Smartphone screens getting damaged in regular usage, this technology can actually act as savior.

Where it all leads to?

As of now, curved screen technology is at an experimental stage with more manufacturers warming up to it. The initial hiccups associated with any new technology are true about curved screen too. It will take some time before mass adoption takes place. Then it may become as commonplace as touchscreen now is!