LG G Flex Goes Official, Claims Self-Healing Properties

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.

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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.

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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.

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Mobile Is Changing Business, Is Yours Ready? [Infographic]

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Just last week, we proposed a mobile landing page to a client after seeing how much of their traffic was coming from mobile devices. There was a brief moment of silence, not the uncomfortable kind but more like that honest question mark in facial expression.

He can figure out what a “mobile landing page” is in about 3 seconds, the term is pretty obvious. The question mark on his face was instead screaming something like “we’re barely starting to get social media and you’re telling me know we have to dive into mobile marketing too?”

 

So here is the bad news for you: Yes. The good news for me is that I don’t have to convince of it anymore, this beautiful Infographic from Kissmetrics just did.

Why businesses have to take Mobile seriously?

The key points here are very simple:

Traffic and Internet access

  • Web traffic originated from smartphones claims a 14.6% chunk of the pie (72% of that coming from iOS and 26% from Android devices)
  • In 2013, the Internet is going to be accessed more from mobile devices than from actual desktops

Actual transactions

  • Black Friday 2012 had a 40% increment from 2011 on mobile purchases
  • And a 190% increase on mobile payments

Even the usage experience is changing, while the average time for website abandonment on a desktop is 3 seconds, the mobile user seems to have an additional 2 seconds of patience.

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