LG releasing own curved phone "G Flex" with 6-inch display

Is that a phone in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

It appears that the next big thing will be curved and bendable phones from here on out. Samsung has already announced the Galaxy Round, but with limited availability in just South Korea, and no plans to launch it outside of the country yet. 

LG - not to be left outdone - has created its own curved phone that shows even more prominent curving than the offering from Samsung. While Samsung went with the side to side curving, LG appears to have gone with a top to bottom curve instead.

The device - which was first spotted by Engadget - doesn't show what OS will be shipped with it, and aside from a confirmation that it will come with a 6-inch display, not much else is known at this point. 

According to The Verge, a source familiar with LG's plans has stated the device will be launched in November shortly after the Nexus 5 is expected to ship, but there are no details known on pricing or availability.

Check out the source links for more renders of this phone.

Source: Engadget via The Verge | Image: The Verge

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Oh I just love the curve shape! Remember this, if you have one of this phone, you will be able to brag to your friends that the curve screen allows you to have an immersive experience when watching videos or movies.

Then your friends will ask you, why do you have two of this phone? You will respond by saying, I have to protect both of my butt cheek, and oh, it is truly an awesome phone too!


In addition, you can say that it provides an extra level of difficulties when playing Angry Birds!

Nashy said,
Where did this stupid trend come from? It was stupid on the galaxy nexus, it will be stupid on these.

You see, first some so called "tech analyst" says there's a rumor that company X (usually Apple) will do this or that, then the rest of the companies scramble to get first to market with such gimmick. In the end the rumor tends to be false, but we get the crappy devices anyways because the marketing guys still think more gimmicks = greater success.

Here we go, yet another silly fad has started it seems. Regardless of how good it might feel in your hand it's going to look silly when you try to put it in your pocket, if you can. And I also doubt it looks good to stare at a curved screen anyways.

GP007 said,
Here we go, yet another silly fad has started it seems. Regardless of how good it might feel in your hand it's going to look silly when you try to put it in your pocket, if you can. And I also doubt it looks good to stare at a curved screen anyways.
If you put it in sideways, it would actually fit better. It'd wrap to your leg instead of being a big rectangular bulge.

still_rookie said,
Seriously, what is the point of this phone?
Put it in your pants sideways, and voila! It fits better than a normal phone.