It’s less then a week since Samsung introduced its first curved screen smartphone and LG is on the verge of doing the same. Unofficially dubbed, LG G Flex, the first curved Android phone of the Korean company will reportedly see the light of day in November, but in the meantime we get to look at the first press renders.
The folks at Android Authority have received there LG G Flex press renders from an anonymous source who also confirms that the smartphone’s release date was set for “sometime next month.”
Sources confirmed for Engaget that the curved smartphone developed by LG will pack a 6-inch full HD display. Even though the specs and the price are yet a mystery, the rumor train indicates that G Flex will be underpinned by a Snapdragon 800 chipset that matches the one fitted on the Galaxy Round rival.
The first thing you notice after you look at the LG G Flex renders is that LG’s smartphone is curved from top to bottom, rather than side to size as Galaxy Round.
As far as the leaked photos can reveal it seems that LG has chose to use the same placement you’ve seen at G2 for the volume rocker and the power button. We appreciated the button placement on the LG G2, but I wonder how comfortable it will be to use them on the G Flex, given the smartphone’s curved body.
The details about the LG G Flex are shallow at the moment, but we are anticipating that the leaks will intensify as we are getting closer to the smartphones official launch event.
Anyway, it will be interesting how the curved smartphone segment will develop and whether the new handsets will bring a revolution or the customers will quickly forget about them. Besides allowing our thumbs to cover a greater area, the biggest advantage of the flexible display is that they are manufactured using a plastic OLED panel that it’s almost unbreakable.
We are also eager to see what software features that take advantage of the curved screen LG has developed. Samsung’s Galaxy Round has the Roll Effect, but what will the LG G Flex bring?
As a reminder, the Galaxy Round features a 1080p 5.7-inch Super Flexible AMOLED display, quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, and a 13 MP camera with 4K@30fps and slow-motion 1080p@30fps video recording support.
In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy Round matches any other modern high-end smartphone launched in 2013, bringing WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, IR blaster, and microUSB 3.0.
What are your thoughts on the new curved smartphones?