Curved-screen LG G Flex is Now Official

Samsung Galaxy Round's got a competition here as its Korean counterpart LG just officially unveiled its long-rumored curved screen smartphone offering called G Flex.  Sporting a 6-inch 720p flexible Plastic OLED Display and has a "self-healing" technology that auto-fixes minor scratches on its back cover.

This LG G Flex is expected to be released worldwide, however starting November the Koreans will have the first dive into this curved smartphone then will be followed by the rest of the world afterwards. Just like the Galaxy Round which will also debut in South Korea before the year ends. 

Unlike Samsung Galaxy Round that is curved horizontally, which also makes much more sense to me, this LG G Flex is bent vertically. I don't really have a problem with it upon merely looking at it and imagining myself using this phone. The Verge said that this one will perform better when viewing videos in landscape mode and of course for taking call as it will really fit well to the face when placed next to the phone. If there is one thing (for now) I don't like that much on this G Flex is when this phone is put inside my pocket, where as the Galaxy Round seems to be more perfect as the curve matches my legs shape. Plus when holding this phone vertically, I think the user experience won't be that great. But let's see what the experts are going to say once this G Flex is fully released globally.

The external design of this Android phone is very similar to the LG G 2, just a curved one and a bigger one. See that buttons right under the 13-megapixel camera lens? Those are the volume rocker and the power key which we first saw on LG G 2, so ready your index finger for these buttons if you plan to get one of these smartphone in the future. 

Aside from that curved face and 6" 720p display, under its hood will be a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM. The rear camera is pegged with 13 megapixels of resolution and a massive 3,500mAh battery. It only weights 177g. So far those are the only information we have available online for the LG G Flex phablet, but we can expect more detailed information about the device's features and functionality once it is available in the world such as apps and software that are also available in the previous LG smartphone and G device lineup and maybe some other features that are only created for this particular one.

And oh yes, the "self heal " technology? This is the first time I have heard about this kind of feature being available in a device. There is a report on The Verge and it says that according to the LG's pres release, which relates the feature to Wolverine's healing factor, the company developed a protective film on the back panel of the device to heal or remove scratches within minutes. That's a pretty interesting feature right? 

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