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Here is a closer look at the flexible display, battery and more on the LG G Flex

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Here is a closer look at the flexible display, battery and more on the LG G Flex
One of the really neat things we got to see on display with LG tonight was the flexible display of the LG G Flex au naturale. This thing is nearly paper thin, and it is quite the experience to hold something like this in your hands and bend it every which way.

Here is a closer look at the flexible display, battery and more on the LG G Flex
Here is a closer look at the flexible display, battery and more on the LG G Flex
Here is a closer look at the flexible display, battery and more on the LG G Flex
The P-OLED (plastic OLED) display is remarkable to behold when it is not embedded in the device behind a protective layer of glass. Seeing this up close, it makes us wish we were a little further along the technology trail to actually have a self-contained device that was closer to this.

That said, seeing this up close also means we are on the cusp of seeing a lot more interesting options coming down the trail in the years to come. This flexible technology has been on display at various tech venues for years, but the challenge has always been in developing a viable manufacturing process.

Similar challenges were faced as it related to the battery too. Having a battery that could withstand the rigors of a flexible handset was more than technological, it was a safety issue too. Making a bent battery was not a problem in itself, but making it bendable, while maintaining integrity that did not pose a threat to set someone’s pants on fire, or melt a leg, was paramount to the task. To their credit, LG has found a way to address these issues and we are sure that others will be following in their footsteps as competitors look to get on the bandwagon.

The self-healing back plate is pretty neat too. It is not built into the polycarbonate plastic, rather it is a coating, akin to a urethane coating that one might see on a wooden floor. Small, relatively shallow scratches and scuffs will work their way out. Temperature is a big factor in the speed with which self healing occurs.

Some scratches may become less apparent in as little as 30 seconds, or it can take much, much longer if it is cooler. Either way, it is a neat feature to have since the LG G Flex will fit nearly perfectly into a back pocket.  Check out some of the pictures and a few videos below.




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posted on 04 Dec 2013, 03:21 7

1. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Wow how could they fit the display matrix, the controller and backlight in that paper thickness?! That too, is totally flexible. Hats off to you, LG.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 03:46 6

2. imMature (Posts: 83; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


There's no backlight for the display (it's an OLED) and I don't think there's a controller for it too.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 04:37

3. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


And Rememberr, Nokia Not Create Phone Like This, #mybe Never :lol: Better With Samsung He is Have Galaxy Round. :)

Btw Galaxy Round More Incredible Better Than Gplex :)

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 04:46 4

4. noler (Posts: 167; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Sorry to break your heart, this is Nokia Flexible Phone from two years ago!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEs8HQIa9Nc

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 13:20 1

11. oOps.. (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)


and then ur heart break too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k6r2HQY9Ws

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 15:10

12. noler (Posts: 167; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


1) Why my heart will break frome this? I did not say "Samsung Not Create Phone Like This, #mybe Never "

2) it's Flexible screen and not like Nokia Flexible phone.

Try again!

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 18:21

13. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


Hahah +1 for You :)

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 01:22 1

15. Duketytz (Posts: 493; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


And then we have Sony
youtube.com/watch?v=sW5CWHvENCs

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 08:52

8. Firedrops (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


as imMature said, no backlight for OLED, and the controller is most likely not attached directly to the screen, rather it is connected at the other end of the ribbon cable.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 05:04 2

5. taikucing (unregistered)


this means LG > Samsung

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 05:25 2

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2689; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Superb LG.

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 07:23

7. asingha94 (Posts: 288; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


One word amazing!!Lg wowed me!

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 08:57 2

9. E.S.1 (Posts: 290; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


LG deserves some credit... Finally :)
I love my LG G2

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 13:18

10. oOps.. (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)


so awesome

posted on 04 Dec 2013, 19:35

14. edelxander (Posts: 37; Member since: 01 Oct 2013)


fascinating!

posted on 05 Dec 2013, 15:45

16. kieltiger (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)


omg i want one so damn bad

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