LG G Flex officially announced

Like the curved effort from Samsung, you do wonder whether we will see this in the UK. But for now, let's just enjoy what could be a glimpse into the future with the LG G Flex.

Yes, LG has come good on its promise of a curved smartphone, but this is a very different device to the Samsung Galaxy Round. That phone had a horizontal curve, whereas this one goes for a vertical bend. Which should mean it will sit better against your face when calling. But how that will play out as a screen, we really don't know. Hopefully we will get a hands-on with this to find out just what it offers against a traditional smartphone screen.

Talking of screen, this one has a 6-inch, 720p curved OLED display, with the handset powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor. It also has 2GB RAM, a 13-megapixel camera housed above the two rear control buttons (LG is obviously sticking with that idea), high-fidelity audio recording and playback, dual-window app functionality and tap-to-wake control. Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 is the operating system.

There's one other feature too, one that sounds like something out of science fiction literature. The LG G Flex is apparently the first smartphone to apply a 'Self Healing' coating on the back cover. The elastic coating has the ability to recover from the daily wear-and-tear scratches and nicks that un-cased smartphones are likely to receive, keeping the G Flex looking newer longer. Can't wait to test that out.

But waiting is something we are likely to do. Korea will see this from November, with 'additional markets' announced 'thereafter'. We can't see this landing until 2014 - if at all. Here's hoping.

Source: Engadget

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