LG G Flex Curved Smartphone Arrives In America This Month!

lg-g-flexAs with any new phone that drops in the mobile market, it is safe to say that there has to be something eye catching about the device. These days, it seems as if every consumer electronics company is coming out with a new phone. It seems to be happening almost weekly as well. There are a few that will tend to stick out though. Whether it be due to the devices OS, a faster and more advanced processor, fingerprint scanners, and even overtly high resolution screens. That is all well and good, but it has been done before. LG aims to not necessarily break the competition but, more so, “curve” it.

That’s right! “Curve” it. The new LG G Flex is attempting something that not many companies have been able to do; create a curved and “flexible” phone. The only other company to utilized this type of idea is Samsung, with their Samsung Galaxy Round. The difference between the two, however, is that the Galaxy Round is curved horizontally, where as the LG G Flex is curved vertically. The term of flexible should be taken lightly. While the phone cannot be bent as one would think, the phone itself is “flexible” in the sense that it can withstand being pushed against its curvature to the point that it is completely straight without damaging the phone or the display. While it is a nifty feature, you really have to wonder if it is necessary.

Despite the possible gimmick of the curve, the phone does sport some pretty good specs. The G Flex will be working with a curved 6 inch OLED display, a 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2GB of RAM. The phone will also have a 1,280 x 720 pixel display to ensure high resolution on the curved screen. It will also be accompanied by a 13 megapixel rear facing camera and a 2.1 megapixel front facing camera, along with the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. The scratch resistant back cover of the phone is always a nice touch as well.

Now that curved phones might become more of a notable feature, the question of necessity rises again. Are there any real benefits from having the curved screen or is it just something to brag about to friends? The only real notable “benefit” is that the curved screen will allow for less reflections on the display when viewing photos, videos, web browsing, etc. While yes this is something that is welcomed, it isn’t really a game-changer.

It is never a bad idea to keep and eye out for new mobile devices, especially since cell phone seem to change and adapt with the seasons. The LG G Flex could be just another gimmick phone for the company to make sales with a difference in appearance from other phones. On the other hand it could become something that shapes the actual… “shape” of phones coming out. The LG Flex will be available on from Sprint on January 31st. It will also be releasing through other carriers such AT&T and T-Mobile. Pre-orders for the phone began two days ago, so if you are interested, be sure to reserve yours now!


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