LG Electronics has announced today that its curved flexing smartphone – LG G Flex will debut in Singapore and Hong Kong this week, and in other key markets in Asia before the end of the year, soon to be followed by other regions. LG had announced this smartphone in the month of October.
Customers in Singapore will be able to place their pre-orders for LG G Flex beginning December 8. In Hong Kong, the device will go on sale starting December 13 and will be available through major carriers and leading electronics retailers.
The LG G Flex sports a 6-inch HD (1280 x 720) display, and 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 rear 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.
Compared to Samsung’s Galaxy Round curved smartphones, which is curved from side to side, the G Flex is curved from top-to bottom, and LG calls it vertically curved. The curved design also offers a more reassuring grip and fits more comfortably in one’s back pocket. What’s more, in landscape mode, the display offers an IMAX-like experience, with the result being the most comfortable viewing angle for watching videos or playing games.
The LG G Flex is the first smartphone, which comes with “Self Healing” coating on the back cover. The elastic coating has the ability to recover from the daily wear-and-tear scratches and nicks that un-cased smartphones are likely to receive.