LG G Flex flaunts its curved display in new photos and videoAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Our first peek at the LG G Flex was in the form of a sketch that shows the basic outline of the device and and its curved display. That was quickly followed up by leaked renders of the device, and now the quality of G Flex leaks has taken another step up thanks to the emergence of some photos that show the device itself in the wild.
Argentianian broadcasting organization Telefe Noticias and journalist Federico Ini have gotten hold of a fully-functional LG G Flex and posted photos and a video that show the device in action. The Verge has also shared its own set of high-quality images. Just as I expected after seeing the previous leaks, the G Flex looks fairly similar to LG's current flagship smartphone, the G2. The G Flex features rounded corners and rear-mounted buttons like the G2 and is running Android beneath LG's custom user interface.
Obviously the big difference between the G Flex and the G2 are their displays. While the G2 features a 5.2-inch screen, the G Flex's display is said to measure in at 6 inches. Oh yeah, and it's got that curve that extends from top to bottom, which is the opposite of Samsung's Galaxy Round and its display that curves from side to side. The G Flex is also said to include a 13-megapixel rear camera.
LG hasn't come out and officially announced the G Flex, but LG Display Co. did recently give the rumors some support by announcing that it planned to begin mass production of flexible OLED smartphone displays that are vertically concave and measure 6 inches in size. The good news is that it may not be long before the G Flex makes the leap from rumor to reality, as LG is expected to introduce it in November. The bad news? According to Ini, LG is currently only planning to sell the phone in its native South Korea, with no U.S. or European launch in the cards. At least we'll always have these leaks, I suppose. Another photo of the G Flex is below, and a lengthy clip that shows the phone in action can be found at the Telefe Noticias link beneath it.