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LG G Flex appears in the flesh with a video hands-on: curved phone has buttons on the back

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LG G Flex appears in the flesh with a video hands-on: curved phone has buttons on the back
The launch of LG's first handset with bendable display seems not far off, as an Argentinian journalist has unearthed a G Flex sample, likely from LG's factory over in Latin America, and it is now shown for the world to see in something other than renders and teasers.

It is curved from top to bottom, just as we heard, not sideways like the Galaxy Round, but bears a signature LG design otherwise. Yes, that means buttons on the back, like on the LG G2, and we are also noticing what could be a dual color LED flash, similar to the iPhone 5s, which should aid with natural skin tone when taking pics. 

Whether or not that means we will also have optical image stabilization on the phone, like on the G2, remains to be seen. For now, LG representative has commented that they should look into the device and can't gauge for its credibility, but it looks pretty real to us, and, besides, that's exactly the kind of talk one can expect from the PR department on leaked units. 

Speculation is that the G Flex should replicate those curved screens you've seen in your local cinema that make watching movies much more immersive due to the change in perspective. How's that going to be on a 6" phone turned in landscape, remains to be seen next month, when the G Flex will be officially announced.


source: Telefe Noticias & Federico Ini (Twitter) via TheVerge

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posted on 23 Oct 2013, 01:44 3

1. abhinav.sahu (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)


bring it on LG!!

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 01:45

2. asingha94 (Posts: 290; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


Go LG!

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 01:46

3. mr.techdude (Posts: 555; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I dont see the point in this other then wobiling on a flat surface.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 02:29 3

9. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I can't imagine any use for it other than looking cool.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 01:50

4. GeekMovement (Posts: 1519; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I like the design of the front of the device just like the G2, but again, not sure about the rear design..

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 01:52 3

5. darkskoliro (Posts: 995; Member since: 07 May 2012)


LG always has horrible looking design for the back of the phone...the front is nice but its like they designed half of it -.-

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 01:53 1

6. justsayit (Posts: 229; Member since: 09 May 2013)


LG Rules!

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 01:54 4

7. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


I'll never even try to put such a thing in my pocket!

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 13:55

16. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


Why not? It is the sexiest phone

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 02:02 3

8. funchumm1206 (Posts: 52; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)


Good luck on watching movies or viewing content on a curved display

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 03:09

10. AndroidSHQIP (Posts: 9; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)


Android Fans, brace yourselfs!!!! iComplainers with "copy from Apple" comments are coming.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 15:36

17. roldefol (Posts: 3124; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


*crickets*

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 03:18 2

11. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2814; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice, but not better than Sammy.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 03:36 2

12. pwnarena (Posts: 963; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


come on what's the use of being flexible if you're just curving those displays? they're still fixed in place like any traditional display on a mobile device. still haven't found the right application?

still, i commend lg for bending the display that way. it emulates a curved tv that is usable in landscape mode. samsung's curve is just plain stupid.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 07:10

13. DONUT (Posts: 307; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


i think it wouldve have been really stupid if LG didnt make the phone with back buttons. after all the hoo hah they made about how back buttons are better on a bigger screen device, if this 6" phone came with regular side buttons, it will just throw LG's own statements down the drain

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 11:17

14. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 168; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


Yo, I could have sworn my Galaxy Nexus had a slightly curved display. This one is obviously curved a lot more, but it isn't brand new.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 13:43

15. Amro_ (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


The new thing here is that the actual display underneath the glass is curved. The gnex only had a curved glass on top of a straight display.

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