Rumored LG G Flex has a curved screen and an expected November unveiling

Rumored LG G Flex has a curved screen and an expected November unveiling
Early Wednesday, we told you about a phone called the LG Z with a curved screen, which could be introduced as soon as next week. Tonight, we have some more information about the phone and when it is expected to see the light of day. According to a published report, the phone will be known as the LG G Flex. This is keeping with the Korean manufacturer's wishes to have all high-end models use a "G" designation. All such models are also supposed to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.

The 6 inch display curves in at the center, allowing the ends to taper out. While the screen will curve, it will not be malleable. The curve will allow the phone to wrap around your face when you are making phone calls. A sketch of the phone can be seen below. While our story this morning mentioned that the device could be introduced as soon as next week, the latest report calls for a November unveiling of the LG G Flex. Sorry to throw a curveball at your plans.

Meanwhile, there is still hope that next week will see Samsung take the wrappings off a third version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 that is rumored to employ the Korean firm's YOUM flexible display technology.


source: CNET

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34 Comments

1. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

LG > Samsung

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Samsung > 1000 * LG

22. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

lol!You cheat the same way Samsung does about benchmark..Cheap plastic fan!

24. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Cheap plastic fan > 10000000000000*asingha94 Now go home and cry troll hahahahahaha

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Somebody shot me now please! A six inch banana phone? Why?!? First the phone is way to big at 6 inches, then it is curved to make it stick out in your pocket more. This has no functional use. Don't say it curves with your face, because who actually puts a phone directly on there face? Flexible displays are cool but has no functional use on a phone.

6. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I agree with everything you said plus when its in ur pocket and sit down ull prolly crack the screen... I try to keep the phone as far away from my face as possible with all the radiation these things pump out!

7. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I couldn't take you seriously if I tried. Reading your comment reminded me of talking to a 1st grader. EDIT: That also goes for the second comment as well.

23. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Ok then tell me more..... What is the real use? We innovated to flat screen TVs for better experience....now we are going back?(somehow bt we are using led or lcd here).... This could only b part of innovation with no real use....cool though

30. mc1191

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I don't think their intention is to make this phone their flagship device. As you mentioned, maybe LG is just trying to get some cool factor under their skin. Anyway, this is what companies like LG, Samsung, and Apple do. They innovate and try to create new demands so they could keep on making money. Sometimes, it works. Sometimes, it doesn't. People should be more open-minded and should embrace these technological changes. We, consumers, only benefit from these innovations. They give us more choices, price advantages, and functionality. So, if you don't like it, you simply just need to walk away and look for something that suits you more.

32. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

In terms of TVs, I have no idea what you mean by we are going backwards. TVs in the past were not curved inwards, they were curved outwards (in other words, TVs of the past were convex and today they are going towards concave). It gives everyone in the room no matter what position they are in to see the same screen size. The problem with flat screen TVs is you had to put your furniture directly in front of it to maximize viewing pleasure. Whenever you sit at an angle to the TV, it just doesn't feel the same. So, in order to get around this, by having a concave screen you are able to sit at an angle to the screen and still watch it as if you were looking at it head on. The advantages of this device are the same. If you are watching a video with your friends, they don't have to have their face in the same area as you (in other words, they don't have to look at the device head on). it will probably also be somewhat better for glares on the screen depending on how they angle it. Finally, I would say it would be somewhat more comfortable to use. People use to rave about the Nexus S being so comfortable to use because of it's curved screen. Typing in landscape was much more comfortable and some people even preferred it over the portrait keyboard. So, why haven't we looked at the Nexus S as a reason to possibly look into curved screens?

29. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

They do have a functional use. Check it out:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsbZOKahdMw

31. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Thats not very functional! Im all for innovation but there is no practical use for a flexible screen.

3. GoogleSafariFox

Posts: 100; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Never mind. Many people are waiting for the Samsung Curved Screen Phone. Samsung please release it! :)

4. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

LG G Flex... Sounds even awesome!

8. dmn666

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Curved TVs made some sense. Now curved phones - hopefully they won't turn out to be as gimmicky as those 3d phones!

11. LukeTT

Posts: 13; Member since: May 03, 2013

Honestly, they should have made it at least if not completely flexible. I mean, i wouldn't want this phone in my pocket when i'm sitting down in fear that i would crack the phone in half.

12. joonyboy

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 11, 2010

this phone gives me memories of the samsung galaxy nexus curved screen device

13. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Is this the OLED screen? Thatll be cool

14. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

It's the G2 if you stick it in the microwave for 30 seconds.

28. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

well you made me laugh :D

15. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

LG G Flex is a cool name, i want the specs please... I think this will be like G2 but with flex / curved screen and also make it water / dust proof.

17. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

i highly doubt its going to be water/dust proof

16. TheM16

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Useless...ANOTHER GIMMICK.

18. sunnyfpy

Posts: 286; Member since: May 12, 2013

dumb....improve on the basics and make it cheaper!

19. mobigeek

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

can someone explain the use of curved displays?

21. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

1. does not break 2. is thinner ergo more room for bigger battery 3. is less energy consuming these cases are very strong reasons to push flexible displays out in the public : )

20. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

6 inch curved display with snapdragon 800? oh my god there is something new everyday, and i am changing my mind more often than i am changing my socks... if i'd like to buy a phone it will be old as in terms of technology in 2 weeks, in better case month or two

26. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

really look like banana... /____\ but how the battery,chipset,and other thing curve? but it will be good for watching video

27. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Who talks on the phone any longer? Why make a phone fit the face? Unless curving the glass makes it easier to text and play games, it is a waste.

33. LG_is_the_best unregistered

Yet another reason LG is the best. That thing is HOT, even the name sounds good

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