Samsung Display on Sept. 16 released a foldable panel with the world’s smallest curvature for a smartphone screen. (Samsung Display)

By Kim Minji and Yoon Sojung 

Samsung Display on Sept. 16 released a foldable OLED display panel with the world's smallest curvature of 1.4R for a smartphone.

The 1.4R rating refers to the curvature of a 1.4-mm radius circle. The smaller the figure, the more perfectly a device can be folded.

Samsung Display's breakthrough of the smallest OLED curvature on the market means a near-perfect fold for such smartphones.

This is Samsung's third foldable OLED panel and has a resolution of 2,208×1,768 pixels and a 7.6-inch screen, bigger than previous models.

The new display has received praise for its slim and sleek design thanks to the lower curvature rating of the folding area. It was first applied to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 of Samsung Electronics launched last month.

LG Electronics on Sept. 14 introduced its revolutionary smartphone model LG Wing, whose main display can be rotated. (LG Electronics)

LG Electronics has also introduced a smartphone innovation through the LG Wing.

Released online on Sept. 14, the new model has a rotatable main display that enables multiple shapes.

The LG Wing can be used as an ordinary smartphone but when needed, the main screen can be moved clockwise to unveil the hidden 4-inch secondary screen that can be used with the main one. One app can run both screens or one app can be used for each screen.

Equipped with Gimbal Motion Camera for the first time in the world, the Wing allows more stable and gentle video shooting.

From next month, the model will be launched in Korea, North America and Europe in phases.


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The Japanese economic daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun said its survey of the global market shares of leading products and services found that seven Korean items including smartphones, OLED panels and shipbuilding topped their respective sectors in global market share. The photo above shows a woman on Aug. 8 trying out the smartphone Galaxy Note 20 Studio at Times Square Mall in Seoul's Yeongdeungpo-gu District. (Samsung Electronics)

By Lee Kyoung Mi and Lee Jihae

Seven Korean products top their respective sectors in global market share, tying Korea for third place worldwide with Japan, the Japanese economic daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun said on Aug. 13.

In a survey of the global market shares of leading products and services, the daily found that Korean smartphones, DRAM chips, OLED panels, NAND flash memory chips, flatscreen TVs, shipbuilding and large LCD panels held the top global shares of their respective sectors in 2019.

The U.S. ranked No. 1 with 25 of its products dominating their markets, followed by China with 12.

The daily said Samsung Electronics topped the global markets for smartphones (21.6%), DRAMs (42.7%), OLEDs (73.5%), NAND flash memory (35.9%) and flatscreen TVs (18.7%), while LG Display's large LCD panels (24%) and shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (16.7%) dominated theirs.

SK Hynix was second in global market share for DRAMs with 28.9%, while LG Display was second to Samsung in OLEDs and LG Electronics also second to Samsung in flatscreen TVs with 15.9%.

Samsung ranked second in the global market shares for tablet devices and smartwatches. LG Chem ranked second in polarizing plates, and Samsung SDI ranked second and LG Chem fifth in mobile lithium ion batteries.

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