LG G Flex curved smartphone announced, launching in South Korea

LG has officially announced the G Flex curved phone, of which a press render leaked around two weeks ago.

The phone, which will launch on all three major carriers in South Korea next month, also comes with some impressive specifications, listed below. 

Specs:

  • 6” 720p P-OLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.26GHz
  • 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage,
  • microSD card slot for memory expansion
  • 13MP rear-facing camera 
  • 2.1-megapixel front camera.
  • LTE-A connectivity
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 3,500mAh battery
  • Weight: 177 grams

The G Flex follows in the footsteps of the Samsung Galaxy Round which was released in South Korea at the beginning of October, although the curves of both devices are very different with the latter opting for side to side curving, while the LG variant curves from top to bottom.

Other unique features on the G Flex include a special film on the back which "self heals" when scratched, although there isn't much known about the technology involved or the longevity of such a film, which could over time become ineffective. The phone also comes with a “swing lock screen” feature that moves the wallpaper in response to tilting motions and will produce different unlocking effects when touching different parts of the screen.

A curved battery is also present, using a patented Stack & Folding technology that is meant to reduce the physical stress on the battery pack in curved form and supposedly providing better stability and performance. 

There's no word on pricing, or when it will become available outside of South Korea.

Source & Image NDTV

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Samsung Galaxy round is curved the other way, making it fit in pockets better, wrapping around your leg.

How is this beneficial? only when actually speaking, but at 6" it is still too large to look good while talking.

However, in the pocket, it will be terrible.

and that is why for years i liked samsung better then lg for smartphone design.
i have not tried nexus 4 and 5, but i had 3 lg phones, and they were terrible.

daniel_rh said,
Just one and a switch for volumen control and some other functions

I was pointing out the error in the article. From the specs above:
• 13MP rear-facing camera
• 2.1-megapixel rear camera.

Fawzi Breidi said,
u will start hearing the word "ergonomic" a lot lately.

ergo when you're talking on it, but no other time. i think this would be a bad shape to carry around in my pocket.

plus whateverx720, altho would save battery life, i still think they should be 1920x1080

I was actually expecting they downgrade the display resolution for this useless gimmick.
I want flexible displays as it solves all broken screen concerns and I can find practical uses for it. We are not up there yet, but I can see this becoming more mainstream with every device.

Glad to see 6” 720p and 3,500mAh battery.
1080p screens are overkill IMHO and given 720p will mean more battery life which is *good*.