LG Flex Officially Joins The Curved Smartphone Revolution

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News Posted: Mon, Oct 28 2013 1:04 AM
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.
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Glad to see this tech starting to hit mainstream. Not great for a phone, but would be great for things like watches.

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sevags replied on Mon, Oct 28 2013 2:16 PM

HH is a bit late to this new party. Samsungs curved phone is a far better design! Samsungs horizontal curve should allow it to fit better in your pocket and hand while LG's vertical curve would make it more uncomfortable and awkward.

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Dave_HH replied on Mon, Oct 28 2013 2:26 PM

sevags:

HH is a bit late to this new party. Samsungs curved phone is a far better design! Samsungs horizontal curve should allow it to fit better in your pocket and hand while LG's vertical curve would make it more uncomfortable and awkward.


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http://hothardware.com/News/Samsungs-Galaxy-ROUND-Android-Smartphone-Arrives-With-Its-Curved-OLED-Display/

 

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ajm531 replied on Mon, Oct 28 2013 9:19 PM

well i agree for the pocket it might be more awkward but its much better ergonomically than the galaxy round in the hand and more so in on our faces. On another note it should theoretically be harder to break the glass since theres less chance of it hitting flat faced on the ground which is cool but of course not proven yet. Also i wonder if the glass is actually somewhat flexible in there to where even if it hit a corner, it would still hopefully survive since the glass shouldn't be as stiff as traditional glass phones?

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SmogHog replied on Mon, Oct 28 2013 11:32 PM

My Note 2 slipped out of my pocket while I was dozing on the sofa and fell 13 inches to the hardwood floor.

The glass cracked in the top right corner.

These flexible screens should do a lot to prevent a lot of such occurrences.

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sevags replied on Tue, Oct 29 2013 12:27 AM

Lol Dave to the LG flex not Samsung round

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