LG announced today the rumored LG G Flex smartphone with curved design. LG calls G Flex as the ‘real’ curved smartphone, taking a dig at Samsung. Samsung also announced Galaxy Round few weeks ago. LG G Flex and Galaxy Round differ in the way both the phones are curved.
LG G Flex features a 6-inch curved P-OLED display with HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels). It is powered by a 2.26GHz Qualcomm’s Quad Core Snapdragon 800 Processor along with Adreno 330 GPU. It packs a 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It weighs 177gms and its thickness varies from 7.9mm to 8.7mm at various positions on the phone. It comes with a 13MP rear camera, and a 2MP front camera.
“The LG G Flex is the best representation yet of how a smartphone should be curved,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The LG G Flex with its distinctive design, innovative hardware and consumer-centric UX represents the most significant development in the smartphone space since smartphone became part of our regular vocabulary.”
The vertical curve on LG G Flex improves the sound compared to flat smartphones, according to LG the video experience is also best with IMX like experience and better viewing angles. It also bears the rear key which gives quick access to the volume rocker, power button, it came first with the LG G2 smartphone.
LG has implemented a ‘Self Healing’ back coating on the back cover. The elastic coating helps to self heal from the dust and finger prints and also more resistant to scratches. It also brings some new UX features including QTherater, Dual Window, Swing Lockscreen, Face Detection Indicator, Camera Timer and Urgent Call Alert.
Availability & Pricing: LG G Flex will be available in its home market South Korea starting in November through all three carriers. The availability dates for other markets are not yet announced. Pricing of the phone is also not yet revealed.
LG G Flex Key Specifications (Korean Version):
- Chipset: 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon
800 (MSM 8974), GPU: Adreno 330, 450MHz
- Display: 6-inch HD (1280 x 720), Curved P-OLED (Real RGB)
- Memory: 2GB LP DDR3 RAM / 32GB eMMc
- Camera: Rear 13.0MP / Front 2.1MP
- Battery: 3,500mAh (embedded)
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Size: 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9 – 8.7mm
- Weight: 177g
- Network: LTE-A / LTE / HSPA+ / GSM
- Connectivity: BT 4.0 / USB 3.0 compatible / WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) / NFC
- Color: Titan Silver
- Other: TDMB / Hi-Fi 24bit, 192kHz Playback