Wednesday, November 06, 2013

LG's G Flex does more than curve; it actually flexes (video)

The upcoming LG G Flex is more appropriately named than we thought. While it seemed to be a device with a curved screen, though arcing from top to bottom rather than left to right as in the Samsung Galaxy Round, there's more to it than just that: You can actually make it flex, Engadget reported Monday.

The evidence is clear from a video of the device. The user presses on the back of the device (the curve is top to bottom and concave) and you can clearly see it flex. The flex will only occur if you apply a decent amount of force to make the device flex; that means it's not going to be flopping around or anything. However, it's probably not a great idea to do this too frequently; SquareTrade's third party warranty doesn't say it covers issues caused by flexing the device.

Still, it's probably OK to show this off occasionally. Or perhaps you should just show off the embedded video, instead.

So far, the specs on the device are pretty vague, but we do know it sports a 6-inch screen (making it a phablet, not a smartphone per se). Other specs:
  • 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM 8974)
  • GPU: Adreno 330, 450MHz
  • 6-inch screen
  • HD resolution (1280 x 720), Curved P-OLED (Real RGB)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 13.0MP rear camera
  • 2.1MP front camera
  • 3,500mAh battery
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 3.0
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • NFC
It will also ship with LG's new "self-healing" coating can repair hairline scratches in the phone's case. That's one step away from "Terminator 2," it sounds like.

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