LG has officially announced their curved smartphone to rival Samsung’s Galaxy Round, named the LG G Flex. The two South Korean companies now have their first hand in the flexible display market, but there are some differences between the two smartphones.
The most notable difference is the LG G Flex has a vertical curve from top to bottom, instead of a horizontal curve from left to right. Both look a little odd to us, but if we had to choose one the LG G Flex is more appealing.
On the design and specs side the LG G Flex almost mimics the LG G2, the only major difference being the curved display. The front of the LG G Flex comes with the very thin side-bezels and no front buttons, similar to the LG G2.
The LG G Flex buttons are situated at the back of the device and we have the same 13MP rear camera, along with the same 2.1MP front facing camera. Inside the LG G Flex is a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 3,500mAh battery.
LG has put a lower resolution display on the LG G Flex, instead of the gorgeous 1080p display on the LG G2, the company has added a modest 720p OLED display, they have also bumped the display size up to 6-inches, making this a rather large phablet device.
LG has added some unique features to take advantage of the banana curve on the device, but none of these seem ideal to the user and more a developers brain going to work on anything that can be made through this new flexible display.
An interesting hardware feature on the LG G Flex is the self-healing back that has the ability to fix hairline scratches on the back of the device. We are unsure what LG is using to make sure all the scratches gradually ware off, but it certainly intriguing.
The LG G Flex will only be available in South Korea for the time being and we have no idea on the price yet, although we can bet the smartphone will match the Galaxy Round in pricing.