LG G Flex official, offers "self-repairing" back cover, horizontally curved 6 inch screen
The shape of the phone obviously makes it easier to hold up to the ear and mouth when making or taking a call.The "swing lock screen" feature makes the wallpaper move if you tilt the screen. Touching the screen in different spots results in different unlocking effects and certain multimedia apps will open when you pinch from the lock screen. Perhaps the most interesting feature outide of the curved screen is the "self-healing" capabilities of the rear cover. A special film gets rid of scratches extremely fast, usually "within minutes".
The LG G Flex will be launched next month via the top three carriers in South Korea. So far, there is no word about a global release of the phone.
LG G Flex is official
source: Newswire (translated) via TheVerge, Engadget
1. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
looks like Xperia TX in just opposite :D
2. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
So we have to compromise a good 1080p screen for an unbreakable one? Still don't really see many advantages over flat phones, plus it'll be a pain using the phone on a flat surface
That said, the battery capacity is quite impressive and the phone itself looks pretty cool.
4. skuld (Posts: 44; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
this will certainly fit well inside my jean's back pocket.
20. pwnarena (Posts: 979; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
put it in your back pocket. put two, preferably, so you can get that nice ass form☺
6. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
galaxy round will be much better with pocket comfortability :)
36. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Why do you use even use a phone?
Why don't you use a slab of wood, cut it "round" so that it feels comfortable in your pocket? Then, you don't have to worry about the calling capabilities of a phone. Right?
7. HASHTAG (unregistered)
Let's see, the Round will be good for the front pockets while the Flex would be good for the back pockets..... I guess your choice would be based on which pocket you prefer your phone to be in.
8. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 167; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
LG seems to be copying the iPhone 5 ... not realizing that a bent iPhone is actually a flaw.
23. SleepingOz (unregistered)
HAHAHAHAHA! You made my day, bud! TY!
13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4109; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Yeah, that killed it. I know this is probably a prototype like the Galaxy Round, but giving this a 4.7" or less display (keeping the same resolution) would have made it a viable handset.
10. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
These two have not been very good at all.
Galaxy Round - fits great in a front pocket and in a hand, but would be weird against your face.
LG Flex - fits great against your face but weird in any pocket and feels odd in a hand
The idea behind flexible screens is so we don't have glass and we can't break the screen, neither of these of these have this benefit. Waste of time
11. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I want a Nokia lumia roundish designed phone with a wrap around display, not this >.
12. alltechinside (Posts: 247; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
I'm more impressed with the self-repairing back cover than the curved screen itself lol
15. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1054; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
And why would I want this? It took decades for TVs to get flat screens, why would I want a curved one?
17. vikk2232153 (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)
lol....lol..awesome comment..haha..thing u said is actually a point to ponder over..haha
19. pwnarena (Posts: 979; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
i agree that we don't need curved displays but i think your point is incorrect.
yes we had convex crt displays before we had flat screens but this display is not convex or bulging. it is concave. so basically, from a bulging to a flattened display, we now get a display that has been pressed further to become concave.
stlil unnecessary though.
16. vikk2232153 (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)
who wants a curved screen ?..LOL...I would be happy when someone introduces flexible screen rather than curved :)
24. SleepingOz (unregistered)
This is just the beginning. Patience..
27. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
For flexible phones, almost every hardware should be flexible.
44. vikk2232153 (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)
you are 100% correct...!!..LG has recently inroduced flexible batteries..even foldable ones!!....Many companies are working on flexible screen...but we will get to see 1st prototype in around 2 yrs from now
18. pwnarena (Posts: 979; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
hurry and file the patent before samsung copies that. i can't really understand the decision of samsung's designers in the way they did their curve.
26. MEeee (Posts: 284; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
You should check out the 2011 Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The Nexus has curved glass and similar design to LG Flex. Did you know that Samsung owns a Time Travel Machine?
25. xtroid2k (Posts: 465; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
To be honest unbreakable is more valuable to me then 1080p on a handset. However that doesn't mean I don't want that. This is why I never buy first gen tech.
28. DAddYE (Posts: 48; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)
I'm just a bit more focused on the background, seems that LG finally made something that doesn't look like designed by a kid at the elementary school.
29. pyradark (Posts: 784; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
Everything is so boring!
are there any new news and products that we really need right now
not for show off.
the last time i get excited is when nokia show a cheap 6in phone.
30. MEeee (Posts: 284; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
When Apple released their iPhone Curve, it will be the greatest innovation and i$heep will line up months before announced.
31. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 256; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)
Nokia 8110 Banana was curved since 1996
32. Lyngdoh (Posts: 225; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
I will never understand the needs for a curve phone.
34. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)
The front of the LG looks exactly like a Note 3 without the front button.
Showing that you can create a curved phone is cool. However once a mobile company brings out a phone that is flexible and not just curved in one place, it will need to make it as powerful as a static phone.
People will not buy a truly flexible phone if it does not have the latest specs.
It still think the LG Flex is much better than the Samsung Round.
37. jan25 (Posts: 418; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
3500 mAh?!! How did they manage to put it in a curved phone? No one can complain about the specs. if the the curviness doesn't prove to be a terrible inconvenience, this seems like a great phone
38. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 83; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Just a tip: vertically curved, but curved in horizontal plane.
41. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
next phone hopefully!! Awesome device!! Can people be quite about the fact they don't see the point of a curved display, the point is that it is cool, easier to hold and hell a gimmick that will sell it is also a sign of progression otherwise we are jut stuck with the same boring devices!!
46. jfuente11 (Posts: 30; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)
Change for the sake of progress and change just for the sake of change are two different things...
43. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
Why not 1080p?
Ah.. well... can't get it anyways...
at least i can have a reason to call the grape sour
45. good2great (Posts: 1040; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
it would be interesting to see innovative cases to cover these curved phones.
48. androadictto (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Oct 2013)
I still dont get it, what s the benefit on that.