After various leaks, LG has finally made its first curved screen smartphone G Flex official. The LG G Flex is the second smartphone with curved display with the Galaxy Round being the first one.
The LG G Flex has a 6-inch 720p display and is curved on the horizontal axis unlike the Galaxy Round that is curved on the vertical axis. The LG G Flex measures between 7.9 and 8.7mm thick at various points and weighs 177 g. The device is powered with a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26 GHz and a 2 GB of RAM. It features a 13-megapixel camera, and a 3,500 mAh battery.
Something new that LG has included in this smartphone is that it features a unique lock-screen feature known as ”swing lock screen” which moves the wallpaper according to the tilt angle of the device and hence produces different unlocking effects when the user touches different areas of the screen. Also, launching various multimedia apps directly from the lock screen has been made possible by pinch effect on the lock screen.
LG says the G Flex uses “self-healing” technology that the company compares to Wolverine from X-Men. This means that the back cover of the device is designed in a way that is automatically heals from the scratches it undergoes due to its curved nature. How well does this feature work is still unclear and it would be unless a hands-on video demonstrates this feature.
Folks outside South Korea need to wait to place their hands on the device though it is unclear if the device will be launched internationally or not but it is surely coming to the three major carriers in LG’s home nation next month.