Friday , July 21 2017

LG G Flex curved-smartphone officially announced, staying in South Korea for now

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LG’s first commercially available smartphone, the G Flex, has finally been announced by the South Korean company and it looks like it will be staying in its home country for the time being — launching on all 3 major carriers there.

While the naming may suggest the phone is flexible, it really isn’t. Instead the G Flex makes use of a curved 6-inch 720p — no 1080p for now, ladies and gents — OLED display which allows for its curved design. Under the hood you’ll find a 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU,, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera, and a sizeable 3,500mAh battery.

Another unique feature on the G Flex is a “self-healing” technology that supposedly removes any minor scratches on the rear of device within minutes. Without knowing exactly how it works, it’s likely a compound that will repair itself when warmed up breaking bonds and then when cooled it will repair the broken bonds — ie. warmed up by the CPU when in use, then cools when the device is not in use.

There’s no word on a launch outside of South Korea for now though it’s unlikely.

 
Source: The Verge.

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6 Comments on "LG G Flex curved-smartphone officially announced, staying in South Korea for now"

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taciturn
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taciturn

“LG’s first commercially available smartphone” ???

LG’s first commercially available CURVED/FLEXIBLE smartphone.

stance
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stance

Why a curved screen? What’s the reason for this?

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Flat screens are far too mainstream, must go back to old-school curved screens

AXiDER
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AXiDER

So a high-end phone with high-end internals, but the one part the entire phone is created around (the curved screen) is only 720p, while also being enormous which highlights the issue.

Really, LG?

Paul Walker
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Paul Walker

I’d like to see the self-healing in action. That sounds great.

AXiDER
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AXiDER

It’s not hugely impressive – proper scuffs or cracks will be there permanently, and it doesn’t increase durability in any way.

Most oleophobic screen coatings that almost all modern smartphones use are technically ‘self-healing’ from hairline scratches too.

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