Samsung may have got there first with the Galaxy Round, but LG isn’t far behind, as today it has announced the LG G Flex, its own smartphone with a curved, flexible display. Instead of a side-to-side curve like the Galaxy Round, LG has opted for a face-hugging top-to-bottom curve with the G Flex, but sadly, it’s release is equally as limited.
Back to that in a moment. The LG G Flex is similar in looks to the LG G2, but has an even larger 6-inch display. This time, the resolution isn’t 1080p, but 1280×720 instead. The screen is made from plastic, so is very durable, and according to the press release, its curved shape increases the sound level while on calls, and the viewing angle is ideal for playing games or watching films.
Like the G2, the power and volume buttons are on the back of the phone, while above them is the lens to a 13-megapixel camera. Apparently, the surface of the rear panel is elastic and, “self healing,” so will recover from small scratches to keep the phone looking new. Power is provided by a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, and Android 4.2.2 is installed as standard.
At the moment, the LG G Flex is only going to be sold in Korea from November, but LG says we should listen out for more news on an international release, as it will be announcing other countries in the future. That’s a step further than Samsung, and could help LG take advantage of the current interest surrounding flexible devices.