LG G Flex smartphone, which was unveiled in India in December 2013 without price details, but which was supposed to be available in India in the month of February, has still not been priced officially by the LG and there is still no word from the company about its availability. But the leading online e-commerce portal Snapdeal.com has listed this smartphone at a price of Rs. 69,990 and alongwith this offer, they are offering 1GB 3G data from Airtel, without specifying the length of this freebie. They are promising shipping of the LG G Flex smartphone in 15 business days. So, we can expect that LG will announce the official price this week or definitely next week.
The LG G Flex is uniquely designed and comes with a 6-inch HD (1280 x 720) curved display. It is powered by a 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, an Adreno 330 GPU, and 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. As per LG, the display found in the G Flex is the world’s largest Plastic OLED (POLED) display developed and mass produced specifically for this smartphones. The ultra-thin, ultra-light flexible POLED display and curved OLED panel are built on plastic substrates instead of glass, giving LG G Flex its unique shape and durability. The LG G Flex is equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 2.1-megapixel front camera. The G Flex weighs just 177 grams, and runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 OS.
The curved battery packed in the G Flex is designed especially for this phablet and this technology, reduces the physical stress on the battery pack when in the curved form and provides better stability and performance. Despite its thin form, the LG G Flex battery has a capacity of 3,500mAh, enough power for more than a full day of use.
For connectivity options, the LG G Flex has Blue Tooth 4.0, USB 3.0, WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), and NFC.
LG G Flex also features the Rear Key first introduced in the LG G2 smartphone. Devoid of any buttons on the sides, there is less chance of accidentally powering off the phone and the convenience of using one’s index finger to adjust the volume when conversing is maintained.
We were expecting that this smartphone will be priced in the range of Rs. 60 to 65K, but if it is kept in the range of 69K then it will be difficult proposition to move in good numbers in price-conscious Indian market.