LG's Indian adventure, to date, hasn't been something to brag about. With major players such as Apple and Samsung already in the fore-front coupled with domestic manufacturers such as Micromax and Karbonn, it has been anything but smooth sailing for others also looking to grasp a hold in the smartphone market, and LG is no different.
However, spirits are still high and hope is something that drives us all everyday, and with the hope intact LG has now introduced the brand new G Flex handset that has been tagged as the world's first flexible smartphone. And while the concept of a flexible smartphone is not something new (remember Nexus S?), the device does offer a vision into what the future holds for the industry.
Now before we start jumping into conclusions, it is to be noted that while the G Flex does offer a curved structure from the device's top to the bottom, but it certainly doesn't mean that you will go about bending the device or even fold it. That kind of technology is yet to be introduced.
However, apart from the curved structuring of the device, the G Flex also offers a 6-inch display, a 13MP camera and a quad core processor. But is that enough for a device that's currently tagged with a price of around 70k in India - and that too especially when you have a number of other Android devices offering similar specifications at a much subsidized price.
So let's take a closer look at the most important points where the device may stand out among others, and also the low points where, we feel, a lot more could have been achieved had the company put equal importance to those as well.
And for the records, we are not going into detailed elaborations on the display and device specs as you may already have gone through it a number of times via a host of sources. Rather, we'll just focus on the things that are really worth mentioning.
The Truth Behind Flexibility
Sure the manufacturer says that the LG G Flex is the "world's first flexible smartphone" but, as we mentioned before, it doesn't mean that the device can be folded as per your whims and wishes. Of course, you can place the device face down on a flat surface and try applying pressure on top of it (that will lead to the device being flattened just a bit), but while it does so, you will get to hear several creaking noises as if it's against the will of the phone that it is being flattened.
Sometimes the creaking noises become so apparent that it actually makes you nervous about the outcome that it might have on the phone's display. And we have a theory that if you keep flexing the device everyday, it may one day just become plain flat.