A Korean Newswire press release has finally revealed the much-anticipated specs for LG’s curved smartphone, the G Flex.
The South Korean electronics behemoth confirmed that the G Flex will feature a 6in 720p display with a vertical arc. This is the flexible aspect of the smartphone, meaning that whilst the device won’t physically be able to bend, it will undulate in a subtle curve that should fit the shape of a user’s face.
So is comfort the only point of the curvature? According to LG, the screen will also host a “dual window” mode, allowing the screen to be divided to accommodate multitasking whilst a “swing lock screen” will change the appearance of the handset’s wallpaper depending on how it’s held. The device will also feature different touch effects at the unlock screen based around the position of the user’s finger.
Perhaps a little over-exuberant in its excitement, LG even went so far as to dub the handset the 'Wolverine' of smartphones, able to heal light scratches on its back cover “within minutes” in the same way that the Marvel superhero dons a pained expression to hunker down and regenerate tissue cells.
The 177g G Flex measures between 7.9 and 8.7mm thick at various points along its curved body. On the inside, the handset is powered by a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with a not-too-shabby 2GB of RAM. Budding photographers will pleased to know it also sports a 13-megapixel camera alongside a 3,500mAh battery too.
Despite the detailed specifications, the press release remained tight-lipped on when we can expect a global rollout for the device, though there are whispers of a November release date.