G Flex – LG new smartphone with curved screen
In recent weeks, new tech gadgets from Korean manufacturers don’t outright lack audacity. After Samsung’s Galaxy Round, a big phablet with curved screen on the vertical axis, it’s the brother and sworn enemy, LG‘s time to present the G Flex, a smartphone with a curved screen on the horizontal axis.
G Flex, just a copy of G2 with curved screen?
From the outset, when looking at the G Flex, it makes us think about the LG G2 presented one or two months ago. The controls and volume buttons of both smartphones are obviously on the back with the camera sensor at the top and both LED flash (two LED flash) at either side of the camera. Logos are located at the front in the middle of the lower strip and at the back in the middle of the bottom of the hull. So you must readily ask: what is the difference between the two smartphones except the shape of the screen?
The answer can be quickly found by scrutinizing the technical specifications sheet. It incorporates some features of G2, such as the camera, but everything else is about the same.
G Flex technical specifications
Featuring modest size (60.5 x 81.6 x 7.9 to 8.7 mm) and an almost insignificant weight (177 g), the G Flex sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon S800 SoC, a Quad-Core clocked at 2,26 Ghz and an Adreno 330 GPU clocked at 450 MHz. It is powered by 2 GB of RAM and the storage space is limited to 32 GB. However, we can’t say it it will be enough, because the G Flex has no micro-SD slot. The G Flex is a 6-inch smartphone, that’s about the limit of a phablet. Its curved POLED (Plastic OLED) screen displays a resolution of 1280 x 720 for a pixel density of 245 ppi. It features two photos sensors. A rear 13-megapixel and front 2-megapixel. We obviously find the two LED flash on the back.
Moreover, the battery is a Lithium-Ion of 3500 mAh, which is fairly high compared to the competition. I comparison, the Galaxy Note 3 has 3050 mAh. Connectivity is fairly standard. Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, LTE-A, LTE HSPA+ and USB 3.0 support.
To add a “gadget” touch to its terminal, LG said the G Flex has a special coating that can fade scratches in minutes. This feature only concerns the hull, not the screen. Finally, the G Flex will run Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, with the new version of the home overlay software. For now, the G Flex will be available in South Korea. A launch date for the United States, nor a price was disclosed.
The technical side of the G Flex is pretty impressive. But what’s the reason of a curved screen smartphone?
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