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:

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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G Flex
  • Display 6.0 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
    LG Optimus UI



17. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Buys a flexible phone - Complains it has curves.

10. egbtmagus

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 12, 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.

12. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

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..

8. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

14" flat is better with flash active and faster IYKWIM

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Flexible displays but on flat screens are OK for me.

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Your holding it wrong !!! LoL

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Stop acting like a high school girl seeking attention.

16. miles16852

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

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

4. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

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

3. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

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

13. tenho1982

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 29, 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.

14. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

Your post is wrong and you should feel wrong.

15. Humphrey.One

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 14, 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.

2. Teja171 unregistered

1080p 5'' flat display is the best.

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2365; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

5.5" is better IMO

1. Rajanvir

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 11, 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

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