After the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Round, all eyes were on LG and now LG has officially announced the G-Flex, its curved-screen smartphone, in Korea. The phone uses curved not flexible 720p OLED screen technology to allow for a dramatic curve on the horizontal axis. Thickness of this smartphone is between 7.9 and 8.7mm. Inside there’s a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, and a 3,500 mAh battery. It will run Android 4.2.2. In comparison to Samsung’s Galaxy Round, the screen on the G Flex curves from top to bottom, not side-to-side, which at least makes a little more sense.
The G Flex is said to include a “swing lock screen” feature, which moves the wallpaper in response to tilting motion and produces different unlocking effects when the user touches different areas of the screen. Another feature lets users pinch from the lock screen to open certain multimedia apps directly.
This phone is said to have “Wolverine” like “self-healing” technology
The most unusual thing about this phone is that it is said to have “Wolverine” like “self-healing” technology. A special protective film on the back cover is designed to get rid of scratches on the phone within minutes. We would like to see this in real.
The G Flex is coming to major carriers in Korea next month. There aren’t any details of an international release yet.