LG G Flex flexible display smartphone spotted in the wild (hands-on video)

October 23, 2013

    LG G Flex Press Render 3

    While LG’s first flexible display smartphone – dubbed as the LG G Flex – is not official yet, it somehow managed to appear in the news in Argentina.

    As you can see in the image gallery and video below, the G Flex looks pretty much like the handset we saw a few days ago in a few leaked press renders (see image above).

    According to Telefe, the device has a 6-inch display, has its buttons placed on the back, G2 style, and is meant to be used to consume content in landscape mode. That explains why its curvature is similar to some LG and Samsung OLED TV models.

    Furthermore, the G Flex will supposedly launch next month in South Korea, “with no release planned for the U.S., Europe or Latin America.”

    Interestingly, when The Verge contacted LG for further comment, the company was not sure whether the phone shown on Argentinian TV was indeed the “real thing,” or not.

    In addition to the LG G Flex, there’s one other smartphone with a curved display ready to hit at least one market, the Samsung Galaxy Round, which will also be available in limited numbers.

     

    Comments

    • Blowntoaster

      Curve doesn’t look as bad as it did in previous renders…the one with the hand looks do-able. Will give this a try once it get launched….if it gets launched.

      • true

        Do you live in South-Korea or didn’t you read the whole article?

        • Blowntoaster

          ….once and if it is launched!!!!

    • Balraj

      wow i like the phone i like the phone !!!
      its a nice device n doesn’t look big also :)
      but too costly for me :(

      • Sajjad Zulphekari

        why do you write the same thing twice same thing twice??

        • Balraj

          It was a mistake.I posted it 1st n refreshed the page.comment did not show up
          So I posted again n both showed up
          :-!

          • Sajjad Zulphekari

            in the second comment you wrote “i lyk the fone” TWICE
            -_-

            • Balraj

              I was excited..
              I really liked the phone :-)

    • Balraj

      wow !!! i like the phone but too costly for me :(

    • RanRu

      Reminds me of another “curved” phone that ended up being much more dramatic in concept.

      *Cough*

      http://www.bwone.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/samsung-and-google-postpone-ice-cream-sandwich-and-galaxy-nexus_thumb.jpg

      • lollicup04

        what is this

        • RanRu

          It was the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

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    • KillerKeyboard

      I hate glossy devices, looks cheap.

    • Leon Mwazange

      This is the gimmicks of all gimmicks. It is too thick, I don’t know why they use the flex name, you can’t sit on it and flex it, typing on a flat surface would be rocking crazy, I’m underwhelemed and don’t get why they spend time to do this.

      • jakester5200

        Yeah well no one really gives a crap what you think.

    • tomn1ce

      Is that a dual flash that I see by the rear camera?

    • Dudik

      Excellent ! Finally I’ll be able to pour tea onto my phone !

    • ONELI

      I HAVE A GALAXY NEXUS WITH CURVED DISPLAY/DESIGN…. BUT WITH A BIG CURVE MAY BE NOT CONFORTABLE FOR THE BAG OF MY JEANS

      • Antoine Dalli

        The galaxy nexus has the digitizer curved not the screen

    • RahulMacwan

      The curve is not enough
      007

    • Bomj

      Stop calling it “flexible display” already, it’s curved.

    • Phaze0085

      This looks cool, but Im looking forward to LG’s Xperia ZU challenger.

    • akash bajpai

      I don’t think these flex or more accurate curved display experiment with current market would succeed because we really don’t require these phones.
      Even a really flexible phone can make place for itself ,but a curved phone isn’t useful at this time for anyone. .

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