LG Electronics announced Monday the specifications for its curved G Flex smartphone armed with the latest technology.
|LG G Flex|
Boasting a curved, 6-inch, 1280x720-pixel plastic organic light-emitting display screen, as well as a curved 3,500 mAh battery, the G Flex sports a 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone inherited the rear volume and power buttons from the preceding G2 model.
LG promised an ergonomic user experience and immersive video environment with its curved device.
“The G Flex deserves the label ‘real curved smartphone’ as its whole body is curved from top to bottom. It will provide a new smartphone experience for our customers through its distinctive design, hardware and user experience,” said Park Jong-seok, president and CEO of LG Electronics’ mobile communications division.
Meanwhile, on the Galaxy Round, Samsung Electronics’ first curved screen smartphone, only the screen, except the battery, curved side to side.
LG applied its “self-healing” technology on the G Flex’s back cover for the first time in the world, which will help remove light scratches from the device.
The technology, for which LG collaborated with a Japanese protection-film maker, is often used for preventing damage to luxury sedans and laptops, an LG official explained.
Starting in Korea next month through the nation’s three mobile carriers SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus, the curved smartphone will roll out worldwide.
By Kim Young-won