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LG Unveils G Flex Curved Smartphone with “Self Healing” Case


I went from being a hardcore iPhone user to being a pretty loyal Window’s Phone user (currently rocking a Lumia 928, yo. I’m sorry I said yo.) However, LG has officially unveiled an android phone that has caught my eye. The LG G Flex is an Android-powered smartphone with a flexible Plastic OLED screen. And it looks GORGEOUS.

The G Flex has a 6-inch display and a 13-megapixel rear camera. According to Engadget, the LG G Flex will include a 720p display, a 2.26 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM 8974 chip (the same found in the recently released G2), 2GB of RAM, Rear Key hardware buttons, and a curved 3,500 mAh battery to match the handset.

The G Flex also features a “self-healing” coating on the rear case, which the company states “has the ability to recover from the daily wear-and-tear scratches and nicks.”

LG has also said that the curved design will enhance voice and sound quality when making calls by bringing the microphone closer to a users face. They claim it provides an “IMAX-like experience” when viewing content in landscape mode, and fits more comfortably inside your back pocket.

The G Flex is reported to be shipping with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and a number of unique software tweaks carried over from the G2, like the tap-to-wake KnockOn feature, as well a few new options, such as Dual Window, which is essentially LG’s version of Samsung’s MultiWindow view.

Currently, the LG G Flex will launch in Korea in November while additional locations will be announced later. Competitor Samsung recently launched a curved OLED smartphone of its own, and, like the LG’s new device, the Galaxy Round is currently only available in Korea.


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