While Samsung took the lead in launching the world’s first smartphone with a curved display, LG has announced the LG G Flex, which it calls the world’s first real curved smartphone.
The LG G Flex is designed to follow the contour of the face. The design reduces the distance between one’s mouth to the microphone when the device is held against the ear and also helps increase voice quality level by 3 dB. The design also provides a better grip and slides well in the back pocket. The smartphone also has the power button on the back panel just like the LG G2.
The LG G Flex uses a 6 inch display made of Plastic OLED which LG had started mass production earlier this month. The Plastic OLED display helps maintain an ultra-thin, ultra-light flexible profile. The display is also brighter and more precise due to the application of Real RGB, which contains all three sub-pixels, in just one pixel.
The LG G Flex is powered by a 2.26 GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor along with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The device is equipped with a 13 MP rear facing camera with face detection and camera timer indicator which flashes the LED on the rear key. The smartphone also uses curved battery technology for the 3500 mAh battery which helps reduce the physical stress on the battery due to the curvature.
Speaking about the new LG G Flex, Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said, “The LG G Flex is the best representation yet of how a smartphone should be curved. The LG G Flex with its distinctive design, innovative hardware and consumer-centric UX represents the most significant development in the smartphone space since smartphone became part of our regular vocabulary.”
Specs of the LG G Flex:
- 6 inch display
- 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
- 2.26 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 2 GB RAM
- 32 GB internal memory
- 13 MP primary camera
- 2.1 MP front facing camera
- Google Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 3500 mAh battery