LG G Flex: first ‘real’ curved smartphone, comes with ‘Self Healing’

LG G Flex: first ‘real’ curved smartphone, comes with ‘Self Healing’South Korean manufacturer LG has finally fired out a press release for the much-leaked LG G Flex, and it makes for absolutely bizarre reading.

For starters, the LG G Flex is described as the “first ‘real’ curved smartphone”, conveniently forgetting about the Google Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus, while introducing a little property called “Self Healing”.

Diving into LG G Flex specs, we have a 6in 720p display, curved around the horizontal axis, which certainly makes more sense to us than the recent Samsung Galaxy Round – it being curved around the y-axis.

Indeed, Dr. Jong-seok Park appears to take a pop at the Samsung Galaxy Round, suggesting: "The LG G Flex is the best representation yet of how a smartphone should be curved.”

Other LG G Flex specs include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, 3,500mAh battery, Jelly Bean Android 4.2.2, and a 13MP camera sitting above the rear volume controls (as seen on the flagship LG G2).

As for the LG G Flex’s “Self Healing” claims, they pertain to the rear of the smartphone. See, it has an elastic coating with “the ability to recover from the daily wear-and-tear scratches and nicks… keeping the G Flex looking newer longer.” Interesting.

A couple of random LG G Flex features to close out: Dual Window splits the 6in display in two, while a face detection indicator on the rear will glow green when all’s well. Y’know, for selfies.

Fancy it? The LG G Flex will hit all three major Korean carriers in November, but there’s no word on an international release just yet.

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JanSt / MOD  Oct. 28, 2013 at 12:29

The thing people do least often these days with smartphones? Make actual calls.
And LG think imitating the curvature of a traditional phone's receiver is THE next biggie?
Otherwise fairly decent specs and some interesting/useful software features.

So: a hearty "whatever", LG. Cary on.

dognoiz  Oct. 28, 2013 at 13:00

hmm - what happens when you sit on the other side then - have they made flexible circuit boards now also?

TJ Skywasher  Oct. 28, 2013 at 16:49

Ugh, another one. Just because we have the technology to make curved displays doesn't mean it's right to fit it into a curved phone.

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 28, 2013 at 17:10

Again: Imagine designing a flip case fir that thing :p


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