Published on February 6th, 20141
LG launches G Flex, its first curved smartphone
The new smartphone will retail at Rs 69,999 in India, and also comes with a ‘self healing’coating at the back.
by Manik Kakra
After launching the phone in several international markets, LG today launched the G Flex in India. Its USP, as the name suggests, is its 6-inch 720p OLED screen that is curved at the centre, thus making a curvature when you hold it in your hand. The device also bends a bit if you apply pressure using your hand against the curved design.
Under the hood, similar to the popular LG G2, it has the Snapdragon 800 SoC (with Adreno 330 GPU), along with 2 GB of RAM. The G Flex follows the same ‘Power/Lock and Volume buttons on the back’ approach, and has the same 13 MP rear camera; and a 2 MP front-facing camera.
Another unique thing about LG’s G Flex is that its back carries what LG calls as ‘self-healing’ coating, which means any scratches and marks on its surface are ‘healed’ automatically. Running Android 4.3 with the Optimus UI on top, this LG phone boasts of a 3,500 battery.
While it is yet to be seen what all real life advantages this curved screen brings you, the launch price seems steep. Priced at Rs 69,999, the G Flex comes with a flip case and will be available for sale within a week.