Even with Samsung getting hit hard for its pretty dull entry into the flexible smartphone market with the Galaxy Round, LG is preparing to launch their version of the flexible smartphone, the LG G Flex, sometime next month.
LG has already come forward to say this is true and all we are waiting for now is the official announcement, but Engadget may have already snapped up some leaked photos of the LG G Flex before its official launch.
Unlike the Galaxy Round, the LG G Flex is curved from the top to bottom, not from side to side. This does look marginally better than the Galaxy Round, although we still do not see any practical use for having the flexible display other than durability.
According to recent rumors, the LG G Flex will have a 6-inch screen, a little larger than the Galaxy Round. We expect LG to pack this to the brim with impressive specs, including the flexible OLED display and Snapdragon 800 processor.
The LG G Flex may be a first impression on what is capable with flexible displays, we doubt LG will mass market the device and it will most likely stay in South Korea, until LG finds some markets that want a large curved display.
Price, availability and release date are still unknown, although we have guesses saying it will come sometime next month for around $1,000 in South Korea, to challenge Samsung’s Galaxy Round.
Both flexible smartphones do not seem that exciting, they are both just slightly curved smartphones with no real design or functionality to combat the odd design and awful viewing angles.
As many analysts believe, the flexible display war will begin on the smartwatch and Apple is likely to kick things off, with current rumors on the iWatch saying it will come with a flexible OLED display running iOS7.