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LG G Flex official, offers "self-repairing" back cover, horizontally curved 6 inch screen

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On Sunday night, LG announced the LG G Flex. The device uses a flexible OLED screen technology to offer a 6 inch display with a curve along the horizontal axis. The display offers resolution of 720 x 1280. Thanks to the curve, the phone is 7.9mm to 8.7mm thin at various points. Besides the cool look, the handset has some serious horsepower with a quad-core 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor under the hood. 2GB of RAM is inside along with a 3500mAh cell and a 13MP rear-facing camera.

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.


source: Newswire (translated)  via TheVerge, Engadget

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posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:27 10

1. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


lol
looks like Xperia TX in just opposite :D

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:01 3

35. dil2abu (Posts: 112; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


What about viewing angles? :-P

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:27 12

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.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:28 12

21. pwnarena (Posts: 711; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


it can stand on its sides☺

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:27 1

3. toyboyz (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)


I like e.....:)

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:30 1

4. skuld (Posts: 44; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


this will certainly fit well inside my jean's back pocket.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:27 11

20. pwnarena (Posts: 711; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


put it in your back pocket. put two, preferably, so you can get that nice ass form☺

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 11:20

47. androadictto (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Oct 2013)


Hahahahahaha!

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 16:12

49. skinny95black (Posts: 83; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)


made my day

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:34 21

5. tiara6918 (Posts: 1242; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Looks better than the galaxy round

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:37 13

6. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


galaxy round will be much better with pocket comfortability :)

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:01 13

14. imMature (Posts: 68; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


But not for watching videos :P

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:10 8

36. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; 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?

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:41 9

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.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:43 4

8. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 163; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


LG seems to be copying the iPhone 5 ... not realizing that a bent iPhone is actually a flaw.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:38 11

22. andynaija (Posts: 349; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


Just stop -_-

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:44 3

23. SleepingOz (Posts: 2474; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


HAHAHAHAHA! You made my day, bud! TY!

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:54 8

9. E.S.1 (Posts: 286; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


720p screen on a 6 inch display? Hmm..

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:47 3

13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3649; 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.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:57 1

10. doubler86 (Posts: 309; 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

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:15 2

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 >.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:22 16

12. alltechinside (Posts: 234; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


I'm more impressed with the self-repairing back cover than the curved screen itself lol

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:55 1

39. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 81; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Yup, cool feature!

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:17 1

15. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1037; 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?

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:19

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

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:24

19. pwnarena (Posts: 711; 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.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:18 1

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 :)

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:45 3

24. SleepingOz (Posts: 2474; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


This is just the beginning. Patience..

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:58 1

27. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2096; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


For flexible phones, almost every hardware should be flexible.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 06:07

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

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:21 2

18. pwnarena (Posts: 711; 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.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:54 1

26. MEeee (Posts: 189; 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?

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:47

25. xtroid2k (Posts: 315; 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.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 01:12

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.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 01:13

29. pyradark (Posts: 710; 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.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 01:13 1

30. MEeee (Posts: 189; 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.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 01:19

31. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


Nokia 8110 Banana was curved since 1996

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 01:35

32. Lyngdoh (Posts: 211; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


I will never understand the needs for a curve phone.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 01:38 1

33. rawbow (Posts: 405; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


thats iMAX for my GI Joe collection ;) :P

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 01:48

34. GrapeEyes (Posts: 243; 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.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:47

37. jan25 (Posts: 370; 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

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 03:15

40. justsayit (Posts: 112; Member since: 09 May 2013)


wait, it only 7.9mm!!

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:51

38. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 81; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Just a tip: vertically curved, but curved in horizontal plane.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 04:30

41. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; 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!!

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 10:03

46. jfuente11 (Posts: 28; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)


Change for the sake of progress and change just for the sake of change are two different things...

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 04:34 2

42. 0scar1Ox (Posts: 12; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


why would anyone buy this phone

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 05:43 1

43. someones4 (Posts: 613; 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

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 07:09 1

45. good2great (Posts: 1035; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


it would be interesting to see innovative cases to cover these curved phones.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 12:23

48. androadictto (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Oct 2013)


I still dont get it, what s the benefit on that.

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