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LG Shows Off G Flex at U.S. Unveiling

By - Source: LAPTOP | B 5 comments

G Flex showed off all of its tricks in California earlier this week.

We first heard about LG's G Flex back in late October when the company unveiled the device in Korea. This week, it's the USA's turn. LG held an exclusive event in California yesterday where journalists could get a little one-on-one time with the flexible phone. Because this isn't just any old smartphone, the hands on was a bit different. LG showed off the phone as well as some of its components. This includes the flexible display as well as the flexible battery, which actually isn't removable. LAPTOP reports that the device can be flexed up to 100 times with as much as 88 pounds of pressure.

LG also demonstrated the self-healing back and explained a bit more about the technology behind the scratch resistant casing. Thanks to a molecular substructure that rests on top of the plastic coating and pushes back against the scratch, popping it out, the phone is capable of "healing" minor scratches and scuffs. This process depends on temperature, with the molecules responding faster in warmer environments. The device also can't recover from deep scratches.

The G Flex packs a 6-inch 720p POLED display, and is based on a quad-core 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of integrated storage. The flexible battery is 3,500 mAh.

Unfortunately, LG didn't shed any light on carriers or release details for the phone, so we still don't know when this one is going to get an official U.S. launch. We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, check out LAPTOP's in-depth hands-on with the G Flex here.

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    ram1009 , December 4, 2013 12:46 PM
    (yawn)
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    torka , December 4, 2013 12:47 PM
    From watching the video its quite clear that this phone isn't actually "flexible" in the full sense of the word, so much as it is just slightly resistant to being snapped in half.

    I actually thought this would be cool, maybe even something that could be rolled up.

    It turns out that it would have been more accurate to have used "not very flexible" or "a little more flexible than other phones" instead.

    I'm not impressed.
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    soldier44 , December 4, 2013 2:55 PM
    When they make a truly foldable phone with a 6 inch screen that can me made smaller than a wallet and as thin as a couple credit cards thick I'll upgrade not until then with these gimicky phones with weal specs.
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    milktea , December 4, 2013 5:13 PM
    But is there a way to lock the case from flexing? Ppl with stronger hands might accidently bend it when it wasn't meant to.
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    beoza , December 4, 2013 8:37 PM
    This will make butt dialing much easier!