Beautifully Curved LG G Flex Phone Shown in Press Renders

The last few weeks have brought talk of two separate curved phones. Samsung took the wraps off one of those devices last week and introduced us to the Samsung Galaxy Round. Now, we're getting a little sneak peek at LG's offering, the LG G Flex.

Though these are official renderings of the phone, they're not official in that they weren't released by LG for public consumption. However, The Verge claims to have verified the authenticity of the photos and cites a person familiar with LG's plans that says the phone will be available next month (this matches up with previous reports we had heard). 

Other than the fact that the phone will have a curved 6-inch OLED display, the details regarding specs for this phone are thin on the ground. Given it's release schedule, we'd warrant the phone is going to come with Android 4.4 KitKat, though obviously that's just speculation at this point.

The G Flex differs from Samsung's Galaxy Round in the way that it is curved. Samsung's device is curved side-to-side. It looks like the horizontal curve would sit neatly in the palm of your hand. Meanwhile, LG's G Flex is curved top-to-bottom, or vertically and looks like it was built to sit flush against your cheek while you talk. Specswise, the Galaxy Round features a 5.7 inch 1080p Super AMOLED display powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC (MSM 8974) clocked at 2.3 GHz, 3 GB of RAM and a 2800 mAh battery. The device also provides 32 GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot for up to 64 GB of additional storage. So while we don't know what's going on under the hood of the G Flex just yet, at least we know what it's up against.

Check out the full gallery of photos over on The Verge.

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  • deftonian
    I'll have to see these curved phones before I can judge them. Curved from left to right seems better for a pocket because it should conform to your leg curve. Not sure how a curve from top to bottom would fit there but it would do better against the cheek. Either way, I'd like to see them in person before I decide whether it would work for me.
  • husker
    A lot of money and hype about curved phones, but I think it is a novelty and will fade away as sales drop off..
  • Mirakledba
    I wonder how it will do in the pocket....If you put the screen facing upwards, its gonna feel and look weird, down wards, its gonna be un comfy and if you fall on that leg, you're gonna have a bad time...