AAPL Stock: 117.28 ( -1.02 )

Printed from

LG officially announced curved LG G Flex smartphone

updated 10:56 pm EDT, Sun October 27, 2013

New curved phone from LG packs self-repairing' back cover

LG on Sunday finally unveiled its rumored curved smartphone, the LG G Flex. The new device packs a six-inch display and mid-range specs, and most attention has been drawn to its vertically curving screen. The G Flex arcs from top to bottom, possibly giving it a better fit when held to a user's face.

That curved display outputs at 720p, putting it a step behind many other modern phones that have already moved on to higher pixel density displays. Inside, the G Flex has a Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM. Its rear camera captures images at 13MP. The device also features the same rear-oriented physical controls seen on LG's G2 flagship handset.

The device also reportedly has a "self-healing" coating on its back. That coating, according to LG, can repair hairline scratches on the G Flex "within minutes."

The addition of a curved screen may prove attractive to some consumers, as it could lead to a better feel when the phone is held to a user's face. Other observers have noted that, with further development, curved displays could prove very useful in the still-nascent wearable computing segment. LG rival Samsung has already revealed concept renders of smartwatch devices with curved displays. Meanwhile, LG is a supply partner for Apple, which has filed patents for watch devices featuring curved display technology.

The G Flex launches on South Korea's top three carriers next month. LG, though, has not given any word on whether the device will see international launch.

by MacNN Staff




Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented