LG Electronics announced the launch of LG G Flex in India and will be available starting this February 2014 which comes with the World’s First curved display along with some of the best in class display technicalities. While this smartphone has already launched in Korea, it will soon be available in India. So, lets check out on what are the specs and features of this all new smartphone from LG Electronics which seems to be a very revolutionary.
As announced earlier back in December, LG G Flex has come to India and has been listed on the LG’s official website for Rs. 69,999. This curved Smart Phone was announced in October 2013 and promises to be one of the best in today’s market with its high end specifications and mainly due to its cured OLED display that makes the Smart phone curvier giving better view and handling.
More than this, the device can be made flat by applying pressure and can withstand 88 pounds on the back panel without causing any physical damage and the device will come back to its original position once the pressure is removed. There were reports from the Korea times that the LG G Flex was getting bumps on its display after regular flexing of the device to which LG advised not to add excess force on it and avoid bending it regularly. All other specifications and Hands-On Video of the device are given below.
Earlier – LG G Flex with 6-inch OLED Curved Display Announced – Watch Scratch Test & Hands-On Video – December 12,2013
Here is the Video on the LG G Flex Hands-On with Scratch Test & Durability Test by @AdvicesMedia. Some Interesting features showcased in this Video which are similar to the ones found on the Samsung Galaxy Series.
Specs & Features:
From scratch resistant screen to self healing back cover to swinging Lock screen, this LG G Flex Android smartphone can also sustain 40Kgs of weight on the device which has been tested by LG for 100 times. We have also mentioned the details list of specs and features below;
- 6″ Curved Plastic OLED Display,
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.26GHz Quad Core processor,
- Jellybean 4.2.2 Android OS,
- 13MP Rear Facing Camera,
- 2.1MP Front Facing Camera,
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,
- Bluetooth 4.0,
- 2GB RAM,
- 177 grams of weight,
- 32GB External SD Card Slot,
- 3500mAH Battery Life,
Price and Availability:
LG G Flex will be available in India in February 2014. There is no word about the pricing of LG G Flex yet, but we will keep you posted once we get any updates on the same.
Last updated on (8 November, 2013 @ 12:05:59) by Chetan Bhawani:
The flexible display smartphone from LG, the G Flex is officially going to be available in the Korean markets from November 12th, and the pricing of that is 999,900 won ($941) which is quite a lot but for the given specs and something new, it shouldn’t be called really high. After this, the G Flex might make an official entry into the French market very soon (next month probably) and it might be costing around 700 euros.
LG has now officially announced the LG G2 Flex smartphone, with the OLED display finally coming into the scene, and it’s a 6-inch OLED display with the 720p HD resolution, and under the hood, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocking at 2.26 GHz and the phone would be running the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
The G Flex from LG has got a 13-megapixel rear camera with the LED flash and there is a 2.1-megapixel camera on the front side. The curved plastic OLED display in this smartphone has the real RGB sub pixels for the better color output, and there is a concavity in the display from the top to bottom. The battery included in the G Flex has a capacity of 3500 mAh, and it’s made by LG Chem.
LG says that because the body is curved, the speaker on the back doesn’t touch the base of the table or floor and thus the sound from it comes more clearly. The back panel has got a self healing technology, where the scratches can be removed in a few minutes. The power and volume buttons are placed on the back and there are quite a lot of features which are similar to that in the LG G2. Some of the software inclusions are as follows:
- Dual-window for multitasking
- Face Detection Indicator
- LG Knock-On Guest Mode
- Q Theater to launch gallery
- Swing Lockscreen
There is no word on the pricing and availability, but LG said that the G Flex would be coming in Titan Silver color from next month in Korea.
LG G Flex Specifications
- 6-inch capacitive touchscreen, OLED display
- 1280 x 720 pixels screen resolution
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
- Dimensions: 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9 x 8.7
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage, expandable via MicroSD card
- 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording
- 2.1-megapixel front facing camera
- 4G LTE / 3G HSPA, WiFi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS / aGPS, NFC
- Battery: 3500 mAh
The curved display Android smartphone that was recently announced was the Galaxy Round from Samsung, while the South Korean competitor LG too is working on the curved display, named the LG G Flex which was leaked in the press renders and that is what shows how the G Flex would look like. Just like what we saw in the Galaxy Round, the G Flex curves in a concave way, but this is horizontally curved.
The G Flex from LG is expected to come with the curved AMOLED display and not a glass curving. And this is what one would be expecting when we talk of curved displays – the top to bottom curve, which makes the curve look appropriate. Apart from that, what are learning from the rumors is that this would be a 6-inch curved display, unlike the 5.7-inch one in the Galaxy Round.
This is not the actual photo of the device, but just the press renders of how the device might look like, when out officially. If at all this is how the display would look like, we are going to see something that can easily look a lot better than the Galaxy Round. The G Flex is expected to be announced officially by November, and only then we will be able to learn more about it.
Talking about the actual functionality with the Curved display phones, the Galaxy Round would get my vote over the LG G Flex display for now, because it won’t be easy to fit in this kind of curve in the pockets, or to place it on a flat table. The wiggling of the device won’t be that much in the left-to-right curved device, than it would be in the top-to-bottom curve. But these are all our claims and expectations, we will get to know what LG has in the pack, very soon.
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