Here's What the G Flex's Curved Battery Looks Like

Late in October, LG announced the G Flex, its first curved smartphone. Though details about the launch of the G Flex were thin on the ground, LG was more than happy to talk about how it went about creating the G Flex, including the effort that went into making a curved battery. 

LG explained that the battery inside the phone was designed using LG Chem's patented Stack & Folding technology, which the company says reduces physical stress on the curved battery and improves stability and performance. Though we've seen the phone physically bend, we have yet to see the 3,500 mAh battery itself. Until today, that is. Twitter user @kenhong this morning posted the photo below, which compares the curved battery of the G Flex to a more traditional LG battery.

 

Battery aside, the G Flex, of course, has that all important flexible, curved display. This is a 6-inch curved plastic OLED display that curves top-to-bottom as opposed to side-to-side. The P-OLED display and curved OLED panel are built on plastic substrates instead of glass, giving the LG G Flex its unique shape and durability. Under the hood, you're looking at a 2.26 GHz Snapdragon 800 (quad-core) with Adreno 330 graphics, that 6-inch HD 1280 x 720 curved P-OLED display we talked about earlier, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a rear-facing 13-megapixel camera with a 2.1-megapixel camera up front, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, LTE, WiFi, and a 3,500 mAh curved battery. The whole show is running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Recent rumors say the phone will launch on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, though it's currently Korea-only.

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  • unksol
    While I'm impressed by the battery size who on earth would want a curved phone? Its interesting they can do it but I can't imagine anyone wanting to use it... The only people they'll sell to are attention whores
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  • rwinches
    ^^
    Just because you have little or no imagination, the product is useless?
    A lot of phone users put their phone in their back pants pocket.
    The curved surface cancels reflections.
    When viewing videos they look great on the curved screen.


    Aside from that the specs on this phone are really great.
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  • elmo2006
    I say BS. Looking at the so called curved battery it seems the thin shielding and its contents have been bent - check out the wrinkles. I firmly believe that this was rushed together so hopefully LG will be producing an authentic curved battery instead of having some poor schmuck curving the batteries by hand using a can of pears!
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