LG Releases G Flex Specs

Good news for those of you who can’t wait to have a flexible screen wrapped around their face. LG released the specs for their latest smartphone named G Flex. As the name suggests the device will ship with the much loved, much anticipated curved screen. This is not the first time LG shows off it’s flexible/curved screens, they first touted this technology in a press conference, and then dazzled everyone with the popular 5inch plastic OLED at a trade show demonstration.

Despite what the popular media might have us believe, the G Flex will not bend at your will. It is flexible in a similar way that their 55inch OLED TV panel is. The screen is slightly curved to allow for a more immersive experience. The phone is on a slight angular curve in order to comfortably wrap around your face.

Here are the specs released by the company, study it and feed the geek within. The device weighs only 177 grams and measures between 7.9 and 8.7 millimeters think at various points along its vertical arc. Under the hood you get a sweet 2.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and boasts 2GB of RAM. The camera lags behind all the other competitors at only 13-megapixel but hopefully the company will make up for it with a better sensor. The device will also come with a 3,500 mAh battery to last you for a good portion of the day.

The specs aren’t the best we’ve seen around in the past couple of months but the curved screen will most definitely grab the attention of the mass market. There’s no doubt that it’ll also be on the receiving end of jealous eye rolls from other manufactures. The curved screen might seem like the hero feature, but wait! There’s one more surprise.

Have you watched any of the X-Men movies? You know Wolverine? Remember how his body is cable of self healing? LG has manufactured a special self healing film for the back cover of the device that will remove any light scratches within seconds. This feature definitely sounds amazing and a must have for all devices on the market, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I’d be very much interested to see how this will work in action.

There are still no official words on when the device will be available, but if roamers and leaks are any indication, we can expect to see the first owner unwrap their curved screen phone sometime in November. The company will most probably favor its home town by releasing the phone at South Korea first and then gradually roll it out to other major carriers internationally.

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