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

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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G Flex
  • Display 6.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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17 Comments

1. abhinav.sahu

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

bring it on LG!!

2. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Go LG!

3. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

9. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

4. GeekMovement unregistered

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

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 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 -.-

6. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

LG Rules!

7. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

16. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Why not? It is the sexiest phone

8. funchumm1206

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

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

10. AndroidSHQIP

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

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

17. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

*crickets*

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice, but not better than Sammy.

12. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

13. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 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

14. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

15. Amro_

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 03, 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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