The LG G Flex is LG’s version of the flexible display. It will be the second handset that has done this so far — the other one being Samsung. Unlike Samsung, this one will actually showcase the flex in a curved style screen, and will be the first ever phone to do so.
There’s been lots of noise surrounding the G Flex, with a new video making an appearance online today that shows how much the screen can move.
EvLeaks, who are responsible for many of the leaks we here about, have come out and said that they only expect this device selling on three carriers: AT&T, T- Mobile and Sprint. Interestingly, all three of them are the big names. In other words, it isn’t expected to fall further down the pipeline to the carriers that don’t have such large sums of money. All that should change, however, as there is success displayed in the sales figures, and more and more of these curved phones start coming out. They certainly aren’t going anywhere. Yesterday saw the news break of the iPhone 6 being curved, and this should set the trend for the rest of the years ahead. The two following years will see flex extended even further, so fat that it will become completely bendable. All this will happen before we start to see shells and casings that can move with it.
The G Flex will also become the firs ever Smartphone that has a curved battery inside of it. This will follow the shape of the curved body. The battery takes up much of the space inside of the shell, and thus, needs to start curving to still fit in.
Even though only these three phone carriers were named for the U.S., there is still a global announcement expected to be made for this phone. Once it heads international, it should follow a similar path of being with the bigger carriers known inside of the respective countries. For Australia, that could mean companies like Telstra and Optus pick this one up.
The 12 of November is still the expected release date for this mobile.
Originally called a gimmick and done for no other reason than to show off the flex, LG have now started calling this phone a mobile iMax. That does have some merit to it also, because with the screen being able to bend further, it gives the chance to extend it wider around the sides and making it look bigger than it normally would. As we start to see these screen become completely fold-able, we could start to see the sides of the phones covered in the screen, extending the width even further.