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Doogee to release a curved smartphone

LG and Samsung both tried something new a few years ago: they released smartphones with curved displays. Samsung released the Galaxy Round, a device that had a screen curved along its vertical axis, sort of like a taco shell. Meanwhile, LG released two generations of its LG G Flex a smartphone that was curved along its horizontal axis. When placed in a pocket, it was flexible enough to go flat and then return to its curve.

Remember the Galaxy Round and LG Flexes? Well next year Doogee will try its hand at a curved screen device, with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB storage. pic.twitter.com/NFD6TaYloX

Evan Blass (@evleaks) November 15, 2017

The latest report comes from Evan Blass (A.K.A. @Evleaks) in the form of a tweet with a couple of photos. The tweet references the aforementioned smartphone before saying that Doogee might very well be trying to make a curved-screen device.

The display would feature an 18.5:9 aspect ratio with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The two images attached to the tweet show a flexible display, with Doogees branding on it. Likely from some kind of prototype display.

Doogee came out of the shadows with a near-bezel-less smartphone the Doogee Mix. Should it happen, the compant might bring the curved-display form factor back into relevancy. Do you believe that curved-display smartphones like the LG G Flex should make a return or is this still more of a niche form factor?