We’ve been seeing flexible device concepts from years now and it looks we’re finally going to see them hit the production line soon as LG (and Samsung) is planning to launch its first smartphone in this category, the G Flex, next month. Well, just so you know, the device isn’t really going to be flexible, instead the company might give it a curved form factor.
According to CNET, the touchscreen will be bent and won’t be adjustable. The main purpose of having a curved display is so that the device fits a person’s face comfortably. The website has managed to get its hands on a sketch of the LG G Flex which is pictured below. Apart from this, the report also notes that the smartphone will have a 6-inch display and it’ll go official next month.
Russian blog rbmen has managed to stumble upon a listing in GFXBenchmark which matches the description of the G Flex. Carrying the model number LG-F340, the handset will sport a Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 2.3GHz processor coupled with Adreno 330 graphics, a 720p HD display and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The flexible display technology was first disclosed by LG at the SID 2013 in May. While the G Flex is expected to arrive next month, Samsung’s own flexible (curved rather) handset will be unveiled this month and maybe we’ll be seeing a variant of the Note 3 with a curved design as well.
There’s no definite day as to when LG plans on launching the G Flex, so stay tuned for an update on the same.