LG has officially announced the LG G Flex, their version of a smartphone with a curved display. Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Round that bends around the vertical axis of the device, the LG G Flex curves around the horizontal axis. It should be noted that this means the curvature will be similar to an IMAX screen when the device is held in the horizontal orientation when viewing video. LG also announced the back cover of the G Flex will be made of a material that can self-repair hairline scratches “within minutes” to help keep that new device look.
The hardware for the device is consistent with previous leaked information, including a 720p 6-inch screen, a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, and high-fidelity audio. LG indicates there will be special animations depending on how you unlock the phone which will include a tap-to-wake function.
The G Flex is scheduled to hit Korea’s major carriers next month. No pricing information was provided nor was any update on other countries and markets that may eventually see the device. We expect this will be limited and pricey, appealing mainly to buyers looking for something really unique or the opportunity to claim they had one of the first examples of something new.
Below is a Google translated copy of the LG press release from Korea.
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When this happens the other voices crisp, yet also traditional voice calling, such as the volume can be increased further. hold down curved surfaces smartphone videos, music sounds richer makes when. ‘LG G flex’ when placed on the floor and the bottom of the product at the end, which pushes up the floor, the speaker, the speaker position in contact with the ground, unlike a mobile phone with sound coming from the speaker of the contacts have to receive less interference more will deliver crisp and clear sound. surface in the form of a hand grab your smartphone, even if grip is excellent. innovative hardware, LG Electronics ‘self-healing’ smartphone technology applied to the back cover. This technology movie ‘X Man Wolverine hero of the play performed in specific cells of the wound healing, just as looking at a smartphone cover light scratches can be removed within minutes. LG Electronics, scratch-resistant film on the back cover is possible because I hyeotgi. 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LG Electronics also top quality sound so you can hear from your smartphone adoption fidelity sound said. ‘LG G Flex’ the existing level of CD sound quality (16bit, 44.1kHz) to go beyond the level of the original sound in the studio to record the best sound quality (24bit, 192kHz) is provided. truly can feel the curve de-new user experience LG Electronics Like a true feel the curve of a new user experience was mounted. In addition, they thoroughly UX user-centered care has to be driven. “dual-window (Dual Window) ‘ 6 인치 big screen splits into two separate areas of the ability to use multi-tasking has become more convenient. Separated space, especially up and down the information in one place is very useful when moving to another place. For example, Katok, lines and got into conversation with the messenger app also received a picture is to look at the other window. ‘swing lock screen (Swing Lockscreen)’ , depending on the slope of the smartphone lock screen moves. Sky and sea came together on the screen, the sky or under the direction of each move in the direction of the sky or the sea smartphone filled the screen becomes visible. The position of the finger to unlock the screen, the touch effects are different. Fingers facing the sky near the moon covering the sun eclipse phenomenon appears, facing the sea is ruffled. days and nights even if you change your lock screen automatically changes to the theme, a lot of clouds or weather changes such as rain animation through the effects in real time on the lock screen appears. ‘Q Theatre (QTheater)’ this function directly from the lock screen, gallery, video player, YouTube, etc. Connect app allows you to view. Lock screen while using the fingers of both hands along the curved surfaces of each of the left and right screens at the same time open the curtain slowly opened the illusion of theater with multimedia apps will appear. “Face Detection indicator (Face Detection Indicator) ‘ rear camera POV ( Self camera) face recognition based on the results of shooting the rear LED lamp color changes. The subject’s face on the screen is out of focus, if I do not come all the red lamp flashes, and a snug fit the focus lamp blinks green. ‘charging mode (Charging Mode)’ How much charge the battery while charging the battery had gone the visual effect of water chaohreuneun shows ‘er agent call eolrat (Urgent Call Alert)’ repeatedly call the same phone number when a call comes in red color changing LED lamp tells us that urgency. “camera timer (Camera Timer ) ‘ when taking a photo, set the timer counts down to match the rear when the LED flashes. LG Electronics ‘knock-on’, ‘Guest Mode’, ‘plug-and-pop’ and ‘LG G2’ also applied to the acclaimed UX Dagger was mounted. * ‘LG G Flex’ Specifications – Dimensions 160.5 * 81.6 * 7.9 ~ 8.7 mm – Weight one hundred and seventy-seven grams – Colors Titan Silver – Network LTE-A / LTE / HSPA + / GSM – Chipset 2.26 Ghz Quad Core (MSM 8974) – GPU: Adreno 330, 450Mhz – Display 6 inches HD (1280 x 720), Curved Plastic OLED (Real RGB) – 1300-megapixel rear camera, front 2.1 million pixels – Battery 3,500 mAh / Integrated – LP DDR3 RAM Memory 2GB – 32GB eMMc (Micro SD supported) – Operating System Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean – BT 4.0 Connectivity – USB 2.0 (default, can support up to 3.0) – Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, N, AC – NFC – Other TDMB / Hi -Fi 24bit / 192kHz playback source – in the mood for shipment