LG showcased its new innovation LG G Flex Android Phone on 10th of this month in India. The phone innovates at two points. First its a curve phone which can actually bend and can reshape itself again and second it the back screen can heal itself. While the first aligns with the fundamental that everything is curve including the way we see, the second make sure that you don’t need to put a case on just to make sure that the screen doesn’t get scratches in its life time.
Hands on & First Impression
The Flex :
The flexibility is achieved by LG using POLED or Plastic OLED which can reshape after bending. Surprisingly the screen doesn’t feel plastic at all and the touch experience is as smooth as any glass screen. One big advantage with its six inch curve display is immersive panoramic viewing experience which definitely does feel different.
Flex has also included support for WRGB compared to only RGB HD display existing mobile phone provides. This has made colors more vivid, natural, sharp and much clear.
A curve phone cannot have a flat battery and their chemical department came up with the idea of curve battery made possible by layering the components inside it. Powered with 3500 mAh and Snapdragon 800, I am sure the battery life will be as good as LG G2.
Self Healing Rear Body:
Adding to flexibility, LG has included a self healing back cover which takes somewhere between 3 to 5 minutes to heal itself. It works better if the temperature is even higher which means putting it under sunlight might work even better.
Two things to note here. First is the dual windows support which lets you run two applications side by side and has its advantages of drag and drop. Second is the Quick Theater which brings Photo, Video and YouTube app quickly as you use two thumbs to pull the screen. Apart from these, it has whatever LG G2 contained. We can get to know more only when have the review unit.
Pricing & Availability of LG G Flex:
The phone is supposed to launch in the first quarter of next year and should be priced around Rs 60,000 to Rs 65,000. Its definitely a costly phone and keeping in the innovation, it doesn’t surprise me.