As the previous leaks suggested, LG has a different flexible display concept for smartphones that Samsung’s, with the G Flex resembling certain TVs that currently have curved displays on the horizontal axis.
Specs and features
When it comes to specs and features, the G Flex is expected to offer some high-end features, including an impressive battery:
- Weight: 177g
- 6-inch 720p video display
- 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 13-megapixel camera
- 3500mAh battery
Just like the LG G2, the G Flex has the button on the back, which is another feature we’ve spotted in leaked images.
Also, interesting is the back of the display, which is apparently made of a “special protective film” that can fix itself “within minutes” after being scratched.
When it comes to custom software features to take advantage of the curved screen, it looks like LG hasn’t (yet) gone Samsung – Samsung has some special features based on tilting its Galaxy Round handset.
The LG G Flex does have a tilting wallpaper and different unlocking effects when the screen is touched in different places.
But the G Flex’s purpose is to offer a better video experience – users can turn on multimedia apps directly from the lock screen – and “better ergonomics” for phone calls.
Pricing and release date
The LG flexible smartphone will hit all three major South Korean mobile operators in November, but the phone is yet to receive an international launch date.
Pricing details for the LG G Flex aren’t available at this time, but we’ll be back with more details about the handset once we have them.
Will you purchase a flexible display smartphone first chance you get?