The rumour mill has been abuzz about the possible flood of flexible smartphones heading our way and now LG has decided to make their latest offering official.
The LG G Flex features a curved display measuring 6-inches, and the curve on the beast of a screen promises to deliver an immersive IMAX experience when watching movies or playing games. The LG G Flex curves vertically rather than horizontally which is the way Samsung has gone with its Galaxy Round.
The LG G Flex will be hitting Korean carriers next month so it will be going head to head with the Samsung Galaxy Round in its homeland, however news on a worldwide release is not available so it could be sticking to just Korean carriers for now.
Apart from the large 6-inch vertically curved screen the LG G Flex is packing a 2.26GHz quad-core processor, 32GB on board memory and 2GB RAM. Android 4.2.2 is on board as well as LTE compatibility and a 13-megapixel camera with the rear-button as featured on the LG G2.
One of the very unique features of this phone is the self-healing coating on the back cover of the handset which can repair minor scratches quickly, LG has compared this healing ability to that of Wolverine from the X-Men....... as you do.
LG has stated the curve of the phone makes it much more ergonomic than traditional phones making it better to hold and makes calls with and of course adding that IMAX video element. With the lack of news about a UK release date we could miss out on this handset but as both Samsung and LG is releasing these handsets we can expect even more of these curvy smartphones to be heading our way. This could be the "next big thing"on the smartphone road and we could be seeing a lot more of these bendy phones at the MWC in February 2014 which manufacturers use as the platform yo showcase their latest innovations.
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Written by: Carmel Brown