World's First Flexible Smartphone Could Be LG-Made and Come By the End of 2013 | GadgeTell. I am a function over form kind of guy. I don't much care for knick knacks, statues, or any decor that doesn't have a function other than looking pretty. So, I have to ask: why do we need smartphones that are flexible? Oh sure, you can make one that wraps around the arm or wrist for easy access and carrying. But, please. I would prefer a phone that works better. Don't get me wrong, I don't have anything against making screens thinner or larger or easier to see in sunlight. Those are valid function based improvements. But, flexible displays just because we can? Not.