There's just no reason to deny the obvious: what we have here is an old-fashioned turf war. Merely days after Samsung introduced its first "curved" smartphone, the Galaxy Round
, LG has made official the first "real" curved smartphone. It's no secret that LG and Samsung have been waging war on each other's product lines for years in a bid to be seen as South Korea's finest in consumer electronics, and the latest battle is most certainly here on the unique form-factor front.
LG's G Flex is being called the "world's first real curved smartphone" by none other than LG itself -- no doubt a shot across the bow to Samsung's Galaxy Round effort. This new device falls into the company's premium G series line, where the G2 finds itself slotted as well. Outside of the curved panel, the rear volume/power combo is also found here (a feature introduced on the G2), and features a massive 6-inch display. It relied on Plastic OLED (POLED), which touts Real RGB -- containing all three sub-pixels (red, green, and blue) in a single pixel.
The 3,500mAh battery should keep things humming for a very, very long while, and the Dual Window feature divides the wide 6-inch screen into two separate windows for more effective multitasking.
Internally, there's a 2.26GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor; a 450MHz Adreno 330 GPU; a 1280x720 screen resolution; 2GB of memory; 32GB of internal flash storage; a 13MP rear camera; a 2.1MP front-facing camera; Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean); LTE and LTE-A radios; Bluetooth 4.0; and a total weight of 177 grams.
The LG Flex will be available in Korea starting in November through all three major local carriers, but pricing has yet to be announced.