After several rumours and leaks, LG has finally announced the release of its much talked curved display bearing smartphone, called G Flex in South Korea today. According to the press release issued by the company, the smartphone will hit the stores in South Korea first beginning next month, and will be available via all three prominent telecom carriers.
The specifications of the smartphone are already known to us as it has been surfaced several times on the net in the recent past. The specifications include 6-inch curved plastic OLED display with 1280x720p resolution, 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, and 2.1MP front camera. It is powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and includes 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, NFC and LTE support.
“The LG G Flex is the best representation yet of how a smartphone should be curved. The LG G Flex with its distinctive design, innovative hardware and consumer-centric UX represents the most significant development in the smartphone space since smartphone became part of our regular vocabulary,” noted Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company in the official press release..
In addition to these, the company has also included several software tweaks like QTheater that gives users quick access to photos, videos and YouTube right from the lock screen, Dual Window that divides the wide 6-inch screen into two separate windows for more effective multitasking, and swing lock screen that alters the image on the lockscreen depending on how the G Flex is held, and lot more.
LG has noted that the back cover of the G Flex is made of a special material and comes with a self-healing technology, which helps in getting rid of scratches on the phone within minutes. There is no word on how exactly this works.
There is no word on the availability of the smartphone outside Korea at the moment, but we hope to hear something soon in the coming days.