LG has finally announced details of its curved-screen phone, G Flex. The company calls it the “world’s first ‘real’ curved smartphone”. Its warped ergonomics should make better experience when making phone calls, while the brighter and more precise “Real RGB” display will make watching videos a real delight.
- 6” 720p display, with flexible OLED screen technology, curved on the horizontal axis
- thickness: from 7.9 mm-8.7 mm at various points
- weight: 177 g
- 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
- 2 GB of RAM
- 13 mp back camera
- 3,500 mAh battery
Compared to Samsung’s Galaxy Round smartphone, which has a curved display on a different axis, LG kept the potential UI benefits of its own screen technology. The G Flex has a “swing lock screen” feature, which enables wallpaper movement by tilting the device, accompanied by different unlocking effects when touching different screen areas. Users can also pinch from the lock screen to directly open certain multimedia apps.
Now to the very interesting part. Supposedly the G Flex uses a “self-healing” technology, compared by the media to non-other than the Wolverine from X-Men. On the back cover there is a special protective film, designed to remove scratches on the phone within minutes. If there’s any truth to that, we’ll have to see the phone in person.
The G Flex is coming to all three South Korea’s major carriers in November, but a future expansion into other regions is still to be announced. Also there are no pricing details available at this time, but we’ll keep you informed.
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