The trend for curved-display devices that we’ve seen so far, from gigantic UHDTV now the trend goes to handheld devices such your precious smartphones –hail LG’s G Flex the Korean electronics giant’s flagship curved smartphone that is slated to hit the U.S. from Sprint on January 31st.
If you’d remember, Samsung has outed the Galaxy Round to pioneer the smartphone that utilized flexible OLED for curved displays, however, LG is holding the selling point for curved display with its G Flex “almost-bendable” horizontal curved display. The company shows off a promotional video of the LG G Flex which can be flattened when pushed between two surfaces besides its notable self healing back panel.
LG G Flex will sports a 6-inch curved OLED screen with 1,280 x 720 resolution, powered by a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM while running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and it’ll also feature a rear camera which has 13-megapixel resolution and the front is 2.1 megapixels.
You can grab the LG G Flex now for pre-order with $299.99 with a two-year contract and it’ll feature the Sprint Spark for faster LTE connection claimed to record up to 60mbps. Furthermore, early adapters who pre-ordered the phone will have a free Quickwindow Folio Case, which sells for $59.99 separately.
There’s no definite word on what will be the advantage of having a curved screen smartphone, but reports point to the ability of curved screen to cut down unwanted reflections which is great on viewing media content.
T-Mobile and AT&T will also have its LG G Flex but as of the moment there are still no words on when it’ll be offered on both carriers as well its pricing details.