LG announces their flexible screen - the G Flex

Sounds like something I'd do in the gym... if I went to the gym.  But recently Samsung announced their flexible screen with the Galaxy Curve... which turned out to be a mockup only.

Well, LG, not to be outdone has announced their own version of a flexible screen called the G Flex.

Unlike the Curve, which curved 'left to right', this one will curve top to bottom, much like the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus.

Here's the specs:

  • 6" @ 1280x720
  • 2.26GHz x4 Snapdragon 800 w/ 2GB RAM
  • 13MP / 2.1MP
  • 3500mAh

A neat idea, and a large screen to boot.  Now, it looks like we're going to have to wait, as it's a Korean only thing for the time being.  That's what they said about the Curve.

What I like is that it's a curve we're used to, and not like something 'new' with Samsung's.  More interested in the technology they've put into the back of the device as it supposedly meant to 'heal' itself from minor scratches.

Perhaps most unusually, LG says the G Flex uses "self-healing" technology that the company compares to Wolverine from X-Men: a special protective film on the back cover is designed to get rid of scratches on the phone within minutes.  (from the Verge)

When they mentioned 'healing' at first I thought they were mentioning the panel itself.  I always maintained that the true feature of a flexible display is not that it is bent/curved, but that it can, thus preventing itself from stress and breaking.

Source:  http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/27/5036288/lg-g-flex-officially-announced via http://www.newswire.co.kr/newsRead.php?no=719954&ected=