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

LG G Flex official, offers
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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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 32GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

lol looks like Xperia TX in just opposite :D

35. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

What about viewing angles? :-P

2. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

21. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

it can stand on its sides☺

3. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

I like e.....:)

4. skuld

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

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

20. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

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

47. androadictto

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 17, 2013


49. skinny95black

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

made my day

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Looks better than the galaxy round

6. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

galaxy round will be much better with pocket comfortability :)

14. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

But not for watching videos :P

36. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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?

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.

8. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

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

22. andynaija

Posts: 1267; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Just stop -_-

23. SleepingOz unregistered

HAHAHAHAHA! You made my day, bud! TY!

9. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

13. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

10. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 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

11. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I want a Nokia lumia roundish designed phone with a wrap around display, not this >.

12. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

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

39. bohdan4ik13 unregistered

Yup, cool feature!

15. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1254; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

And why would I want this? It took decades for TVs to get flat screens, why would I want a curved one?

17. vikk2232153

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

lol....lol..awesome comment..haha..thing u said is actually a point to ponder over..haha

19. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

16. vikk2232153

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

who wants a curved screen ?..LOL...I would be happy when someone introduces flexible screen rather than curved :)

24. SleepingOz unregistered

This is just the beginning. Patience..

27. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

For flexible phones, almost every hardware should be flexible.

44. vikk2232153

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 18, 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

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