LG announced in New Delhi on Wednesday that its much-anticipated curved display smartphone, the G Flex, will be available in India in February 2014. The South Korean manufacturer did not reveal the India pricing of the G Flex however, though Amit Gujral, general manager at LG Electronics, said the phone can be expected to be priced between Rs. 60,000 and Rs. 65,000.
The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean-based G Flex is powered by a quad-core 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor with an Adreno 330 GPU, and 2GB of RAM. It features a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 2.1-megapixel rear camera. The G Flex is powered by a 3,500mAh battery, weighs 177 grams, and is 7.9mm at its thinnest, while being 8.7mm at its thickest.
As for the 6-inch curved display, LG has used a curved OLED panel, which is also built on plastic substrates instead of glass, supposedly giving the phone better durability. The display features Real RGB technology to provide all three sub-pixels in one pixel, thereby making it “brighter and more precise.”
LG has also included a new ‘self-healing’ coating on the back cover, an elastic coating that supposedly has the ability to “recover from the daily wear-and-tear scratches and nicks that un-cased smartphones are likely to receive.” The LG G Flex’s self-healing capabilities have also been creating a buzz worldwide.
Apart from the ‘Rear Keys’ introduced with the G2, the LG G Flex also incorporates the some new user interface features, such as QTheater for quick access to photos, videos and YouTube from the lock screen; Dual Window for multitasking with two windows; Swing Lockscreen for a dynamic lockscreen image based on the way the phone’s held; as well as three Rear Key LED indicators – Face Detection, Camera Timer and Urgent Call Alert.
LG launched its first curved display smartphone, the G Flex in October this year with much fanfare, and it was rolled out only in South Korea initially. Recently, the company announced that the LG G Flex was ready for a global roll-out, starting with Singapore and Hong Kong.