At CES, LG officially announced that the LG G Flex would be coming to the U.S. and be featured on 3 of the 4 major carriers (guess which one bowed out), AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile…not to say that Verizon will not join the party at a later date, as they have been known to do in the past.
The first sales announcement has come from our friends at Carphone Warehouse in the U.K., where you can now pre-order the LG G Flex and even get your name thrown into a drawing for a 55-inch LG OLED TV – not a bad incentive. The LG G Flex itself is fairly expensive, running you $735 outright and then $28 a month. There is no set U.S. price, but rest assured, it will not be cheap.
LG’s G Flex is the first smartphone to use a curved back – from top-to-bottom – using a POLED (Plastic OLED) display. The G Flex does possess a couple of interesting features in that it can literally flex slightly under pressure, so if it is in your back pocket, for instance, and you sit down on it, the device will actually bend a little to accommodate that pressure. The LG G Flex also has a “self-healing” back panel, so should you get some small nicks or scratches in the back panel, they will “heal” themselves, to some extent.
LG and Samsung seemed to be in a race to see which manufacturer could bring the curved screen technology to a smartphone. Samsung came out with their Galaxy Round device, which was basically a Galaxy Note 3, without the S-Pen with an added curve display from left-to-right, but this device is only gone sold in Samsung’s’ home market and parts of Asia.
The LG G Flex is basically their LG G2 with the curved front – still maintaining the Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.26GHz with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a 13mp Camera. The 6-inch display differs in that it only has a 720p display, rather than then 1080, FHD of its flatten brother.
Please let us know on our Google+ Page what you think of the LG G Flex – are you interested in this device or would you prefer a flat screen over the slightly curves G Flex – or does the curve interest you for carrying the device in your pocket and its ability to flex slightly without breaking, or even its self-healing properties.