We Test Robots On Our Accounts & We Share The Results With You = Free!The flexible display smartphone from LG, the G Flex is officially going to be available in the Korean markets from November 12th, and the pricing of that is 999,900 won ($941) which is quite a lot but for the given specs and something new, it shouldn’t be called really high. After this, the G Flex might make an official entry into the French market very soon (next month probably) and it might be costing around 700 euros.
LG has now officially announced the LG G2 Flex smartphone, with the OLED display finally coming into the scene, and it’s a 6-inch OLED display with the 720p HD resolution, and under the hood, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocking at 2.26 GHz and the phone would be running the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
The G Flex from LG has got a 13-megapixel rear camera with the LED flash and there is a 2.1-megapixel camera on the front side. The curved plastic OLED display in this smartphone has the real RGB sub pixels for the better color output, and there is a concavity in the display from the top to bottom. The battery included in the G Flex has a capacity of 3500 mAh, and it’s made by LG Chem.
LG says that because the body is curved, the speaker on the back doesn’t touch the base of the table or floor and thus the sound from it comes more clearly. The back panel has got a self healing technology, where the scratches can be removed in a few minutes. The power and volume buttons are placed on the back and there are quite a lot of features which are similar to that in the LG G2. Some of the software inclusions are as follows:
- Dual-window for multitasking
- Face Detection Indicator
- LG Knock-On Guest Mode
- Q Theater to launch gallery
- Swing Lockscreen
LG G Flex Specifications
- 6-inch capacitive touchscreen, OLED display
- 1280 x 720 pixels screen resolution
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
- Dimensions: 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9 x 8.7
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage, expandable via MicroSD card
- 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording
- 2.1-megapixel front facing camera
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA, WiFi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS / aGPS, NFC
- Battery: 3500 mAh
The curved display Android smartphone that was recently announced was the Galaxy Round from Samsung, while the South Korean competitor LG too is working on the curved display, named the LG G Flex which was leaked in the press renders and that is what shows how the G Flex would look like. Just like what we saw in the Galaxy Round, the G Flex curves in a concave way, but this is horizontally curved.
The G Flex from LG is expected to come with the curved AMOLED display and not a glass curving. And this is what one would be expecting when we talk of curved displays – the top to bottom curve, which makes the curve look appropriate. Apart from that, what are learning from the rumors is that this would be a 6-inch curved display, unlike the 5.7-inch one in the Galaxy Round.
This is not the actual photo of the device, but just the press renders of how the device might look like, when out officially. If at all this is how the display would look like, we are going to see something that can easily look a lot better than the Galaxy Round. The G Flex is expected to be announced officially by November, and only then we will be able to learn more about it.
Talking about the actual functionality with the Curved display phones, the Galaxy Round would get my vote over the LG G Flex display for now, because it won’t be easy to fit in this kind of curve in the pockets, or to place it on a flat table. The wiggling of the device won’t be that much in the left-to-right curved device, than it would be in the top-to-bottom curve. But these are all our claims and expectations, we will get to know what LG has in the pack, very soon.