LG has followed rivals Samsung’s lead by unveiling a new curved-displayed smartphone, the G Flex.
The device will be available in its native Korea from November, and will be launched in additional markets thereafter. LG is labelling the device the world’s first ‘real’ curved smartphone, in a swipe at rival Samsung.
The handset has a six inch curved OLED display and ‘the world’s first curved battery’. The shape of the smartphone gives the user a better grip and places the microphone closer to the talker’s mouth when making a call. Other features include 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 32GB of memory. It has a 13MP camera like LG’s current flagship, the G2. The device is 4G ready and had the Android Jelly Bean operating system.
The Korean manufacturer announced a 24% revenue increase last week for Q3, although it shipped two million fewer smartphones compared to the same period last year.
President and CEO of LG, Dr. Jong-seok Park, said: ‘The LG G Flex is the best representation yet of how a smartphone should be curved. The LG G Flex with its distinctive design, innovative hardware and consumer-centric UX represents the most significant development in the smartphone space since smartphone became part of our regular vocabulary.’
Author: Matthew Campelli