LG G Flex Officially Announced, World's First "Real" Curved Smartphone

We all know about the LG G Flex, and how Samsung tried to one up it by announcing the Galaxy Round. But with a more natural bend following a person's facial contour, LG has titled the G Flex as the world's first "true" curved smartphone.

The LG G Flex is a 6-inch Android Jelly Bean smartphone that features a curved P-OLED 720p display, a 2.26GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera. And on top of the seemingly already regular specifications of high-end Android devices, the LG G Flex also features a "self-healing" coating on the display, allowing the bent glass to recover from scratches gained through daily wear and tear. It's another world-first, but anyone has yet to see it in action. This is all according to LG.

LG G Flex Officially Announced, World's First "Real" Curved Smartphone

LG G Flex Specifications (Korean version)

OS: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
Processor: 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Adreno 330 GPU
Memory: 2GB RAM / 32GB eMMc
Display: 6-inch HD (1280 x 720), Curved P-OLED (Real RGB)
Camera: 13-megapixel rear camera with AF & flash, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera
Connectivity: LTE-A / LTE / HSPA+ / GSM / BT 4.0 / USB 3.0 compatible / WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) / NFC / TDMB / Hi-Fi 24bit, 192kHz Playback
Battery: 3,500mAh non-removable
Dimensions: 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9 – 8.7mm, 177g
Colors: Titan Silver

While the curved display indisputably looks cool, it's still just something gimmicky and has no real applications yet.

The LG G Flex will launch in South Korea this November but no other release details were announced, though the company reportedly welcomes the expansion of the device to other countries.

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