LG Announces the G Flex Smartphone, Comes with "Self-Healing" Technology
Nearly three weeks after Samsung unveiled the world's first curved display smartphone, LG also took the wraps off its curved-screen smartphone, the G Flex.
The G Flex sports a 6-inch, 720p OLED display, which utilizes technologies that allow it to have a dramatic curve on its horizontal axis. LG Display announced earlier this month that it is mass-producing flexible OLED smartphone displays which are built on plastic substrates instead of glass.
Due to the flexible display, the G Flex measures between 7.9mm to 8.7mm thick at various points along the chassis. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.3GHz processor, 2GB RAM and comes with a 3,500mAh battery. Other specs include a 13-megapixel rear camera, 32GB internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.
While Samsung touts software features such as the Roll Effect that are optimized for use with the Galaxy Round, LG boasts a "swing lock screen" feature which moves the wallpaper in response to tilting motion and has different unlocking effects when you touch various points of the display.
You can also pinch the lock screen to open certain multimedia apps directly. One of the key yet puzzling features of the G Flex is the "self-healing" technology on the rear cover. It is a special protective film that is designed to remove scratches within minutes.
The G Flex is going to be available at all three major telcos in Korea. There is currently no information on an international availability.