Here is a closer look at the flexible display, battery and more on the LG G Flex

One of the really neat things we got to see on display with LG tonight was the flexible display of the LG G Flex au naturale. This thing is nearly paper thin, and it is quite the experience to hold something like this in your hands and bend it every which way.

The P-OLED (plastic OLED) display is remarkable to behold when it is not embedded in the device behind a protective layer of glass. Seeing this up close, it makes us wish we were a little further along the technology trail to actually have a self-contained device that was closer to this.

That said, seeing this up close also means we are on the cusp of seeing a lot more interesting options coming down the trail in the years to come. This flexible technology has been on display at various tech venues for years, but the challenge has always been in developing a viable manufacturing process.

Similar challenges were faced as it related to the battery too. Having a battery that could withstand the rigors of a flexible handset was more than technological, it was a safety issue too. Making a bent battery was not a problem in itself, but making it bendable, while maintaining integrity that did not pose a threat to set someone’s pants on fire, or melt a leg, was paramount to the task. To their credit, LG has found a way to address these issues and we are sure that others will be following in their footsteps as competitors look to get on the bandwagon.

The self-healing back plate is pretty neat too. It is not built into the polycarbonate plastic, rather it is a coating, akin to a urethane coating that one might see on a wooden floor. Small, relatively shallow scratches and scuffs will work their way out. Temperature is a big factor in the speed with which self healing occurs.

Some scratches may become less apparent in as little as 30 seconds, or it can take much, much longer if it is cooler. Either way, it is a neat feature to have since the LG G Flex will fit nearly perfectly into a back pocket.  Check out some of the pictures and a few videos below.




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16 Comments

1. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Wow how could they fit the display matrix, the controller and backlight in that paper thickness?! That too, is totally flexible. Hats off to you, LG.

2. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

There's no backlight for the display (it's an OLED) and I don't think there's a controller for it too.

3. spectrums

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

And Rememberr, Nokia Not Create Phone Like This, #mybe Never :lol: Better With Samsung He is Have Galaxy Round. :) Btw Galaxy Round More Incredible Better Than Gplex :)

4. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Sorry to break your heart, this is Nokia Flexible Phone from two years ago!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEs8HQIa9Nc

11. oOps..

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

12. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

1) Why my heart will break frome this? I did not say "Samsung Not Create Phone Like This, #mybe Never " 2) it's Flexible screen and not like Nokia Flexible phone. Try again!

13. spectrums

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

Hahah +1 for You :)

15. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

And then we have Sony youtube.com/watch?v=sW5CWHvENCs

8. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

as imMature said, no backlight for OLED, and the controller is most likely not attached directly to the screen, rather it is connected at the other end of the ribbon cable.

5. taikucing unregistered

this means LG > Samsung

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Superb LG.

7. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

One word amazing!!Lg wowed me!

9. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

LG deserves some credit... Finally :) I love my LG G2

10. oOps..

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

so awesome

14. edelxander

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

fascinating!

16. kieltiger

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

omg i want one so damn bad

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