LG Shows Off its G Flex Curved Display Smartphone

Posted on October 28, 2013 2:42 PM by Ryan Perry

Of all of the Techgage staff members, I’m probably the last one of the bunch to pick up a smartphone, but I’m certainly making up for lost time. I spend a fair bit of my morning cruising mobile news and review sites for the next big thing, and I may have found it.

Mobile Syrup (Canada represent!) has posted news and some eye candy about LG’s latest and greatest, the G Flex, featuring a 6-inch, 720p OLED display, which is curved from top to bottom. Aside from the screen, there’s a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front-facing camera.

LG G Flex

The back cover also features “self-healing” technology that’s supposed to remove light scratches to help keep the phone looking newer, longer.

The premise behind the curved shape is that it brings the earpiece and microphone closer to help make what you hear and what you say, sound better, but LG isn’t the only company rolling out a phone with a curved display. Samsung is soon due to unveil its Galaxy Round, but that one curves the screen from left to right – apparently like an avocado according to the commercials. Oooook.

Expect the G Flex to launch in Korea sometime in November. The rest of the world will have to wait, with North American dates being kept under wraps for now. 

  • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

    I just don’t get the appeal of a curved device. It’s not as though the phone being curved gets both ends THAT much closer to your mouth / ear. I don’t want to wear my phone, I just want to hold it next to my face.

    • xOptix78

      LG’s version makes more sense to me than Samsung’s.

      • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

        Where’s the logic behind that…

        It might be more comfortable to hold, but again, it’s not necessary.

    • Hubert J Farnsworth

      Seems kinda to weird for me.

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