Rumored LG G Flex has a curved screen and an expected November unveiling
The 6 inch display curves in at the center, allowing the ends to taper out. While the screen will curve, it will not be malleable. The curve will allow the phone to wrap around your face when you are making phone calls. A sketch of the phone can be seen below. While our story this morning mentioned that the device could be introduced as soon as next week, the latest report calls for a November unveiling of the LG G Flex. Sorry to throw a curveball at your plans.
Meanwhile, there is still hope that next week will see Samsung take the wrappings off a third version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that is rumored to employ the Korean firm's YOUM flexible display technology.
Sketch of the curved screen on the LG G Flex
22. asingha94 (Posts: 288; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)
lol!You cheat the same way Samsung does about benchmark..Cheap plastic fan!
24. AnTuTu (Posts: 886; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
Cheap plastic fan > 10000000000000*asingha94
Now go home and cry troll hahahahahaha
2. nctx77 (Posts: 536; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
Somebody shot me now please! A six inch banana phone? Why?!? First the phone is way to big at 6 inches, then it is curved to make it stick out in your pocket more. This has no functional use. Don't say it curves with your face, because who actually puts a phone directly on there face? Flexible displays are cool but has no functional use on a phone.
6. KParks23 (Posts: 453; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
I agree with everything you said plus when its in ur pocket and sit down ull prolly crack the screen... I try to keep the phone as far away from my face as possible with all the radiation these things pump out!
7. Dr.Phil (Posts: 916; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
I couldn't take you seriously if I tried. Reading your comment reminded me of talking to a 1st grader.
EDIT: That also goes for the second comment as well.
23. lalalaman (Posts: 367; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Ok then tell me more.....
What is the real use?
We innovated to flat screen TVs for better experience....now we are going back?(somehow bt we are using led or lcd here)....
This could only b part of innovation with no real use....cool though
30. mc1191 (Posts: 36; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
I don't think their intention is to make this phone their flagship device. As you mentioned, maybe LG is just trying to get some cool factor under their skin.
Anyway, this is what companies like LG, Samsung, and Apple do. They innovate and try to create new demands so they could keep on making money. Sometimes, it works. Sometimes, it doesn't.
People should be more open-minded and should embrace these technological changes. We, consumers, only benefit from these innovations. They give us more choices, price advantages, and functionality. So, if you don't like it, you simply just need to walk away and look for something that suits you more.
32. Dr.Phil (Posts: 916; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
In terms of TVs, I have no idea what you mean by we are going backwards. TVs in the past were not curved inwards, they were curved outwards (in other words, TVs of the past were convex and today they are going towards concave). It gives everyone in the room no matter what position they are in to see the same screen size. The problem with flat screen TVs is you had to put your furniture directly in front of it to maximize viewing pleasure. Whenever you sit at an angle to the TV, it just doesn't feel the same. So, in order to get around this, by having a concave screen you are able to sit at an angle to the screen and still watch it as if you were looking at it head on.
The advantages of this device are the same. If you are watching a video with your friends, they don't have to have their face in the same area as you (in other words, they don't have to look at the device head on). it will probably also be somewhat better for glares on the screen depending on how they angle it. Finally, I would say it would be somewhat more comfortable to use. People use to rave about the Nexus S being so comfortable to use because of it's curved screen. Typing in landscape was much more comfortable and some people even preferred it over the portrait keyboard.
So, why haven't we looked at the Nexus S as a reason to possibly look into curved screens?
29. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
They do have a functional use. Check it out:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
31. KParks23 (Posts: 453; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
Thats not very functional! Im all for innovation but there is no practical use for a flexible screen.
3. GoogleSafariFox (banned) (Posts: 100; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Never mind. Many people are waiting for the Samsung Curved Screen Phone. Samsung please release it! :)
4. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
LG G Flex... Sounds even awesome!
8. dmn666 (Posts: 194; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Curved TVs made some sense. Now curved phones - hopefully they won't turn out to be as gimmicky as those 3d phones!
11. LukeTT (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Honestly, they should have made it at least if not completely flexible. I mean, i wouldn't want this phone in my pocket when i'm sitting down in fear that i would crack the phone in half.
12. joonyboy (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Nov 2010)
this phone gives me memories of the samsung galaxy nexus curved screen device
13. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1949; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Is this the OLED screen? Thatll be cool
14. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
It's the G2 if you stick it in the microwave for 30 seconds.
15. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2694; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
LG G Flex is a cool name, i want the specs please... I think this will be like G2 but with flex / curved screen and also make it water / dust proof.
17. DONUT (Posts: 307; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
i highly doubt its going to be water/dust proof
18. sunnyfpy (Posts: 54; Member since: 12 May 2013)
dumb....improve on the basics and make it cheaper!
19. mobigeek (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
can someone explain the use of curved displays?
21. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)
1. does not break
2. is thinner ergo more room for bigger battery
3. is less energy consuming
these cases are very strong reasons to push flexible displays out in the public : )
20. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)
6 inch curved display with snapdragon 800? oh my god there is something new everyday, and i am changing my mind more often than i am changing my socks... if i'd like to buy a phone it will be old as in terms of technology in 2 weeks, in better case month or two
26. justsayit (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 May 2013)
really look like banana... /____\
but how the battery,chipset,and other thing curve?
but it will be good for watching video
27. rob5150 (Posts: 120; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
Who talks on the phone any longer? Why make a phone fit the face? Unless curving the glass makes it easier to text and play games, it is a waste.
33. LG_is_the_best (unregistered)
Yet another reason LG is the best. That thing is HOT, even the name sounds good
34. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
looks like a oled tv,well viewing angles must be great,heh...