LG G Flex curved Android phone revealed in press renders, will launch next month

October 14, 2013

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    We’ve just received the first press images of the LG G Flex, and it looks very, how should I say – curvaceous. Coming in at a whopping 6 inches, it’s rumored to be launching “sometime next month” according to our source.

    And, while specs and pricing are unknown, it’s believed that this device will be packing the very latest in both display and processing technology, meaning to say it will launch with a 1080p display, and a Snapdragon 800 SoC, though we’ll have to wait until we get this rumor confirmed.

    The curve of the device itself is very different from that of the Galaxy Round, and goes from top to bottom, rather than from side to side.

    LG, despite being a much smaller company than incumbent Samsung, still produces world class technology. They’ve traditionally excelled in the display space, but are home to many other great innovations including their ‘step design’ battery, which was used in the LG G2, and believed to be sourced by Samsung for use in their Galaxy Round, as well. And don’t even get me started on thin bezels. You know what I’m talking about.

    With Samsung keen to expand in new product segments, they took the wraps off their brand new Samsung Galaxy Round last week. And, like any good sibling rivalry, LG has responded in kind with what appears to be a better looking device, though we’ll have to reserve final judgement until we get an actual one in our hands.

    Anyway, without further ado, here are the first press images of the LG G Flex.

    As you can see in the image above, it appears that LG is going to continue with similar button placement to what we found on the LG G2, which we happen to actually quite like.

    We know with 100% confidence that LG has been chosen as the manufacturer to produce the next Nexus, and that they’ve been working hard to bring more value and quality at all price segments. It’s never good for a system when power is concentrated in the hands of a singular minority. It’s for this reason that we look to companies like LG, Sony, HTC, Oppo, Motorola, Huawei, Xiaomi  and others for leadership.

    What are your thoughts on curved smartphones? How will it rest properly on a table? Is this what you expected from LG? Do you like it more than Samsung’s offering – the Galaxy Round? LG vs Samsung – who wins?

    Drop us a comment down below. We’ll  work hard to bring you more of the very best of all things Android!

    Comments

    • Eason

      LG has better curve than Samsung, it actually fit your face when calling rather than Samsung’s ’tilt to see clock’ feature

      • Rex

        Go LG! The phone looks epic!! Less bezel, more screen!

        • Failbot

          Less bezel good, Backside buttons on an awkward shaped phone… fail.

      • Commentfail

        The Samsung contours to fit your hand … why the heck would you contour to your face? Commentfail.

        • Alaska Ryder

          Hahaha…IN YOUR FACE!!

        • jef

          Hahaha cant stop laughfin

        • iPLAY 2 ANNOY U

          u forgot it was a phone. do u know what a phone is? you talk on them. hard to believe, i know.

      • Failbot

        Eason thats just stupid. Curve to your face? LOL, what a nub.

      • Blowntoaster

        uhm, where does a smartphone spend most of it’s time. not against your face…that’s for sure.

        this device will be very difficult to pocket and carry around.
        I can see this device breaking quickly too. only the screen won;t break, but the chassis might snap in half if you sit on it or put something heavy enough on it by accident.

        • Retselisitsoe Moabi

          you are right @Blowntoaster:disqus , I dont get if with the concept of CURVED-FROM-THE-MANUFACTURER phones, I need the phones to be flexible if need be, not this competition as to who’s design is more curved than the other, how that gonna help me as the consumer??

        • RanRu

          The perfect curve to fit the perfect booty.

        • iPLAY 2 ANNOY U

          unless the housing is… dare i say it… flexible. *gasp*

          • Blowntoaster

            but your shirt pocket is not. unless you have breasts. and if you have a flat ass you can’t put it in your back pocket. so maybe this phone is made for voluptuous chicks. to fit their Curves.

            • iPLAY 2 ANNOY U

              i hear it works as a boomerang, can’t wait to test it.

      • maduranGa KarunanayakE

        well it fits your face, but most of the time it has to fit your pocket…

    • KillerKeyboard

      This won’t go nicely in the pocket.

      • Blowntoaster

        was just about to comment that. the curve will make this device very uncomfortable to pocket and carry around .The curve on the Samsung phone is much more practical.

        • KillerKeyboard

          Exactly. Mobile devices are all about how you could stash them anywhere comfortably.

      • Alaska Ryder

        Maybe back pocket?? o.O

        • Tuấn Ankh

          curvy butt pocket

        • KillerKeyboard

          Hah yeah =D

          Well, idk about you guys, but i think the SG Round has a better form factor, it’s shaped like a curved flask.

      • carlosfrancoz

        I was thinking the same thing!!

    • Benjamin

      With such a classy looking, high end and expensive device, the owner of this gadget will certainly want to protect it with a flip case or any kind of case. One problem that struck across my mind. With this design, is it possible to place it in any type of casing? Food for thought.

      • Tuấn Ankh

        Case, yes.
        Flip case, I’m not so sure. Maybe they will make a flexible flip case?

        • Benjamin

          So there will certainly be a need for mass production of such cases in the near future. And also, normal flip cases is pretty costly, moreover if there were to be a flip case for such design of phones, it may be priced slightly higher than the normal flip cases (: Having said that, the curved phone idea may not be appealing enough to the general public and it will only be targeted at a niche market, but it’s indeed a new and refreshing design.

          • Tuấn Ankh

            I believe LG will make a case for this, and it maybe a flip case.
            You will see cases from other companies, but probably not the good ones. You know, those Chinese manufacturers can make everything. ;)

            • Benjamin

              Yea! But not chinese products are bad of quality.
              Well, there bound to be a wide variety of cases to choose from. At the end of the day, it really depends on the user itself and whether to case is attractive enough in terms of design and durability :D

    • Tuấn Ankh

      I like this curve screen much better than the one on the Galaxy Round. I think it looks better, friendlier to the eyes when you watch videos.
      But well, maybe this phone is meant for women only? The only place it will fit in is the pulse. xD

    • Leonardo Rojas

      Flexible screens for smartwatches was a nice idea. This… thing here, I don’t know. What’s LG said it’s inspired they to build this thing? Rounded Korean people faces? Is it meant to be a portable ultra wide screen for media? That could be a good thing. But, buying this as a main smartphone? I wouldn’t do it. I don’t like it as it is right now, maybe if LG explains why they designed this like that I understand.
      Samsung’s design looks more practical and even innovative, I’d say.
      No Samsung fan here. Sony fan xD

      - L

       

    • Benjamin

      Will Sony follow the curved phone bandwagon? hahahaha – From a Sony Xperia user

      • Jaun Lombard

        They dont even use scratch resistant glass…so dont think so…

        • Benjamin

          We shall see though. But being a Xperia user myself, I’m really curious on how Sony will step up its game in the smart phones market. They have been releasing various decent flagship devices this year, furthermore with the addition of the Xperia Z1. But something to note though, Sony might be putting its focus in other region of the country, and the Sony’s US market doesn’t really seem to doing well.

        • pritish

          ehh ehh. Sony uses dragontrail( or something like that) scratch proof glass which protects better than gorilla glass.

    • Siddharth Jaswal

      Flexible screen? That means you can make it straight! Flat! right?? and curve it the other way round too?

      • Nicole M

        No. That would be a flexible body. It just makes it so the screen is harder to break and can fit in the curved body. Sorry, no dice.

        • iPLAY 2 ANNOY U

          they’d win the curved phone battle if they just made it a flexible housing as well! why would they not do that! :(

    • Yasir

      LG will win!

    • RanRu

      “Welcome to AT&T. Is there anything I can help you with?”
      “Yes, I was quite interested in your new $800 potato chip, it seems very advanced.”

      • iPLAY 2 ANNOY U

        hello police. some dumbass they call “RanRu” is trying to eat my phone.

    • Joseph Teply

      I will definitely buy this phone b/c it has minimal buttons. Samsung r u listening get rid of ur home button!!!!!!!

    • Jsilvermist

      Come on, people can’t seriously *LIKE* this can they?

      It’s a phone… the shape just means it’ll be hell to fit in a pocket, case, etc.

      “Hey guys, like my new banana? It doubles as a phone.”

    • Brandon Miranda

      Could you have put the watermarks in any more obnoxious spaces?

    • tony solinan

      I am on my 3′d Sammy,,Gs4 i am looking at the LG phones the past few
      Months,i might go for an LG in the next 2 months!

    • Vijay

      I actually quite like the curve, but how will it fit in the pocket? Imagine placing one of these in your jeans! :)

    • Vijay

      “Is that your phone in the pocket or you’re just very happy to see me?”
      That’s what she said :P

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