The LG G Flex is a smartphone with a 6 inch, curved display. And that might not even be the most unusual thing about it — LG says the rear cover of the phone has a coating of “self healing” elastic, which automatically covers up small scratches.
LG plans to start selling the G Flex in South Korea soon. There’s no word on whether it will be available outside of LG’s home country, but the rest of the specs look pretty decent including a fast processor, support for high-quality audio, and a design which LG says offers better ergonomics.
The G Flex has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 3500mAh battery, and a 2.1MP front-facing camera and 13MP rear camera and support for 24-bit/192 KHz audio playback.
It has a 1280 x 720 pixel OLED display, and the screen (and body of the phone) has a gentle slope so that the top and bottom edges are higher than the center.
On the one hand, this could theoretically make the phone more comfortable to hold up to your head while making a call — on the other hand, not everyone’s head is the same size or shape, so it’ll be interesting to see how the public reacts to the phone.
LG also says the curved display provides an IMAX-like experience when viewing videos — but I suspect you’d have to hold the phone pretty close to your face to confuse it with an IMAX screen.