LG’s flexible phone is the LG G Flex, more info outed

Jamie Feltham
October 3, 2013

Yesterday, we brought news of LG prepping a smartphone with a curved, flexible display. Today, CNET is reporting that the phone goes by the name of the LG G Flex.

The name is yet to be finalised, but the outlet states that it’s highly likely to be used when the product launches. The curved display will measure in at six inches, though it’s again confirmed that the phone itself will not bend and twist to your will. There’s even a sketch of the design that’s been leaked (below), giving you some idea of just how swerved the screen will be. It’s certainly a noticeable bend, but it’s been designed so that it fits around your head without going too far.

Right now it’s thought that the phone, which bears resemblance to LG’s own line of curved HD TVs, will be launching in November. That puts it behind the other rumoured curved phone, which comes from Samsung. That’s said to be arriving later this month. We’ve previously heard that the LG G Flex will be using a Snapdragon 800 chipset.

This is more of a first step into the world of completely flexible phones rather than anything else. Right now this technology should help with the likes of screen protection, but don’t expect to role a handset up and slip it into your pocket just yet.


Source: CNET

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