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

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