LG G Flex officially shows off its curvy form factor

The LG G Flex that has been hogging the spotlight for quite a while now, has finally gone official in South Korea. According to the company, this is the ‘world’s first real curved smartphone’ and unlike the Samsung Galaxy Round, flaunts a vertical curve.

You will be glad to know that all those rumors and speculations regarding the device were actually spot on. LG has bestowed the gadget with an all new user interface that claims to make the most of the unusual form factor and of course, it employs a completely different battery and display that are perfect for the curvaceous chassis. The 6-inch flexible POLED screen is built on plastic substrates for durability, while the embedded power pack from LG Chem is deployed with the curved battery technology.

LG G Flex

The slight arc is meant to bring the handset’s microphone closer to the user’s mouth, which in turn increases the sound level by up to 3dB in comparison to conventional smartphones. Also, it provides an IMAX-like viewing angle in the landscape mode. Similar to the LG G2, the device’s physical buttons are placed on the rear panel.

And what’s more, it has an elastic coating on the back surface with self-healing properties to get rid of scrapes and scratches. In addition to KnockOn, Guest Mode, Plug & Pop and more, you can expect it to drag along some new features such as QTheater, Dual Window, Urgent Call Alert, Face Detection, Camera Timer and Swing Lockscreen amongst others.

Here’s a list of the key specifications of the gadget:

– 6-inch POLED HD curved touchscreen
– 13MP rear camera, 2.1MP webcam
– Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
– 2.26GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
– 2GB RAM, 32GB onboard memory
– Adreno 330 GPU
– 3500mAh battery
– Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, LTE

The LG G Flex is slated to be made available in South Korea in November. Nothing has been mentioned about its arrival in any other region though.