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LG G Flex 6-inch vertically curved smartphone officially announced

LG has officially unveiled the LG G Flex smartphone today, and as with previous leaks the new Android running smartphone will come with the first ever vertically curved OLED screen – a feature that is sure to cause many pocket storage complaints!

The G Flex sports a 6-inch 720p curved OLED display and a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel frontcamera and a large 3,500mAh battery. Size-wise it comes in at 177g in weight and is shaped at 7.9mm – 8.7mm thick. Like the LG G2, its volume and power buttons are located on the rear of the device, just below the rear camera.

The key design feature is of the LG G Flex is that curved screen which is designed to fit better to the user’s face as well as a new “Swing Lockscreen” that uses a parallax effect to move the lock screen in the direction of the curve.

What’s more, the LG G Flex also comes with a special self-healing coating on the back of the handset that will repair hairline scratches on the rear of the phone… now we are not sure how this happens but it’s certainly a unique and pretty cool-sounding feature!

We haven’t had a play with the G Flex so the exact curvature of the phone and how it feels in hand (or on face!) is still a mystery to us.

Unfortunately we are unlikely to be seeing the LG G Flex land on our European (or American) shores as the device is currently pegged for a South Korean release only in November. Samsung did the same thing with its curved Galaxy Round phone, so we’re currently left hoping that these curvy phones will reach Europe before too long.

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