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LG G Flex's curved display may develop bumps. The company says these don't affect performance

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LG G Flex's curved display may develop bumps. The company says these don't affect performance
LG G Flex is a unique piece of technology. Thanks to the curved, flexible 6-inch display used by LG, the new smartphone can be bent, only to regain its initial shape quickly after that. But is it exactly the same shape? According to Korea Times, small bumps can appear on the G Flex’s display, and LG was aware of this problem before launching the handset.

The photo on the left, showing two small bumps on the screen of a G Flex, was taken by Korea Times in a retail shop in Seoul. The publication quoted a local salesclerk who claimed that “all LG G Flex models” that he’d seen so far “came with small bumps.”

Furthermore, according to an official at the Korea Display Industry Association, LG “was rather hesitant in releasing its curved-screen smartphone, as it was previously aware of some technical problems. LG should have notified consumers ahead of the product launch.”

Fortunately, LG did provide a statement on the matter to Korea Times. Here it is:

“Because key components inside the G Flex such as the glass cover, OLED display, battery and frame are elastic, excessive or frequent force that flattens the device may produce bumps. The issue has no relation to the performance and quality of the device.”


Reportedly, LG also said that the bumps would disappear over time, but users who don’t want to wait can get rid of them “after pressing the problematic spot on the glass cover.”

When we reviewed the LG G Flex we didn’t spot any bumps on its display. Perhaps we didn’t bend it enough? In any case, the bumps don’t seem to be a problem that should worry users. Nevertheless, it’s good to hear LG clarifying things.

It’s said that more than 13,000 G Flex smartphones were sold in Korea until now (since November). The rather low number confirms the handset's niche status. Later this quarter, LG will release the G Flex in the US via AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, obviously hoping to... see a sales bump (hey, it's a nice word after all).

source: Korea Times

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posted on 15 Jan 2014, 22:34 5

1. Rajanvir (Posts: 21; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


SAMSUNG GALAXY ROUND launched first with curved display but I think LG GFlex is first purely new piece of tec and first smartphone with curved and bouncable (flexible) display

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 22:38 5

2. Teja171 (unregistered)


1080p 5'' flat display is the best.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 23:37 3

6. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


5.5" is better IMO

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 22:43 7

3. MarkArigayo (Posts: 239; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


LG merely is the king in term of innovation, while Samsung master in promotion. Lol.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 04:22

13. tenho1982 (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


What happened with you? In both terms of promotion and innovation, Apple is the King and Samsung is the Queen. Sony could be another King of innovation in its OWN world because it innovates but doesn't attract people to buy. LG is the King of price. Nokia, BB and all others are the past.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 04:39 2

14. bokimaricu (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 Dec 2013)


Your post is wrong and you should feel wrong.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 05:30

15. Humphrey.One (Posts: 19; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


I think that since Nokia joined the Microsoft crew on the Windows ship to such and extent, that smartphone Windows platform is associated almost only with Nokia brand - it's far from drowning. I know that all this Windows Phone 8 + Windows 8 RT + normal Windows 8 circus looks quite dubious these days. But since Microsoft is so undeniably ubiquitous and powerful, works hard on expansion and suppressing it's fragmentation, also possibly has the strongest back in terms of manufacturers ready to cooperate and thus make MS products spread immidiately - I think it's quite a steady and stable ship for Nokia to sail.

I fully agree that BB has no chances on the market.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 22:59

4. snowgator (Posts: 3187; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Still very interested n this bad boy. Will be fun to see it and how "flex" translates to real world use.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 23:36 1

5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Your holding it wrong !!! LoL

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 00:52 12

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7349; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Stop acting like a high school girl seeking attention.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 15:59

16. miles16852 (Posts: 202; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


your also posing posture in your photo makes you look SO stupid, just trying to be that so cool IDIOT! grow up!

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 23:38

7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2330; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Flexible displays but on flat screens are OK for me.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 00:05

8. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


14" flat is better with flash active and faster IYKWIM

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 00:06 1

9. SleepingOz (unregistered)


" Furthermore, according to an official at the Korea Display Industry Association, LG “was rather hesitant in releasing its curved-screen smartphone, as it was previously aware of some technical problems. LG should have notified consumers ahead of the product launch.” " Typical LG..

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 00:26

10. egbtmagus (Posts: 48; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


This is a non issue if people use the device as intended, It happens when the phone is bent to extreme levels on a regular basis over long period of times. If you use the device like normal this issue will never arise.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 03:49 1

12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Oh I get it, you're are holding it wrong... right?

Wrong. It's BECAUSE it's called Flex and BECAUSE they are selling it at a high price point for it's bendable shape, the deforming is totally unacceptable. It's like the S4 Active and it's crappy water resistance that kills warranty, you go back with your $700-$1000 device and get the "soz brah, ur using it wrong" treatment.

I don't even care if they replace it, I don't wanna go back replacing it every two month just cause when I use it how THEY advertised it turns into crap. It's called a crappy product.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 17:41

17. ThePython (Posts: 208; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Buys a flexible phone - Complains it has curves.

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