After several leaks of the much-rumored G Flex, LG’s take on a curved-screen smartphone is now finally official. Well, according to a Korean press release that was published and first spotted by The Verge, but subsequently pulled.
UPDATE: The G Flex has been confirmed officially in an English-language press release, reiterating the same details that the Korean press statement revealed. The rest of the original article is below.
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The Korean press release is no longer live but Engadget has a rough English version (put through Google Translate) that reveals the G Flex has a six-inch 720p display and runs on a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, as well as 2GB of RAM. The device is powered by a 3,500 mAh battery and comes with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera.
Just like LG’s flagship G2 smartphone, the G Flex comes with power and volume buttons on the back, and runs Android Jellybean version 4.2.2.
Earlier this month, Samsung unveiled its first smartphone with a curved screen: the Galaxy Round. Compared with the Galaxy Round, the G Flex is curved in a different way — the screen is curved from top-to-bottom instead of side-to-side. LG describes it as “curved to follow the contour of the face.”
LG is also touting an incredible feature for its G Flex which the company compares to Wolverine from X-Men — a “self-healing” special film on the back cover that apparently remove scratches within minutes.
The G Flex will be rolling out in South Korea next month, and LG says availability in additional markets will be announced later — hinting that it will most certainly be rolling out internationally.
In addition to producing its own flexi-screen smartphone, LG is also set to begin mass-producing flexible OLED parts, which will allow other phone makers to bring the technology to their devices.
Headline image via David Becker/Getty Images, G Flex press images via LG