The new mobile device features a curved 720p screen designed to better fit the contours of a user's face.
After weeks of speculation, LG has officially detailed its G Flex curved-screen smartphone. Samsung also recently revealed its own curved mobile device, the Samsung Galaxy Round, but that phone features a horizontally inward curve. The G Flex, however, features a vertically curved design that draws inspiration from traditional telephone handsets, reducing the distance between a consumer's mouth and the microphone.
"The LG G Flex is the best representation yet of how a smartphone should be curved," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "The LG G Flex with its distinctive design, innovative hardware and consumer-centric UX represents the most significant development in the smartphone space since smartphone became part of our regular vocabulary."
The mobile device uses a 6-inch 720p Real RGB OLED display, and runs on a 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU with an Adreno 330 450MHz GPU. 2GB of RAM and 32GB of memory are also included, along with a 13MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front camera. In addition, the G Flex once again features LG's Rear Key design that was first introduced on the G2, moving all the buttons to the back of the phone. Finally, the new smartphone is the first device of its kind to feature a "Self Healing" back cover that uses a special elastic coating to help reverse daily wear and tear.
US pricing and availability have not been announced yet, but the LG G Flex will debut in Korea in November.