Items tagged with G-Flex

We knew that the LG G Flex smartphone was coming to the U.S. sometime this quarter, but now we have a much clearer idea. You can preorder your own G Flex handset from AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile, and the device will be shipping in just a few days. AT&T’s website says that it will begin shipping the LG G Flex on February 4th. Sprint says that pre-orderers will get their phones in 2-5 business days starting today, which pegs delivery as early as February 3rd. (Presumably, that doesn’t mean you could get it by tomorrow.) It will be available in Sprint stores on the 7th. It’s not clear when T-Mobile will ship the G Flex. The LG G Flex costs $299 on both AT&T and Sprint... Read more...
This isn’t exactly what we have in mind when we were thinking of a flexible curved display, but LG’s G Flex curved smartphone does indeed bend, a little. In a video shot by The Verge at an event in Korea, you can see that when a person presses down--rather hard, it seems--on the curved back of the device, it flattens out and then returns to its original shape. It also works when flipped over and the person presses down on the upturned top and bottom of the smartphone. (The Samsung Galaxy Round can’t perform such a feat.) Although we wouldn’t call this flexibility an especially attractive feature, it does portend a promising future for flexible devices and displays. What’s... Read more...