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No one had ever thought that there would a flexible display smartphone to be made available in the market in 2013 itself. LG, South Korea's second most popular consumer electronic company, had been designing it curved display phone - G Flex for quite some time and now it is coming to India this month itself.
LG G Flex which was launched in Korea last month, followed by availability in US, Singapore and Hong Kong is all set to officially launch the G Flex in India on December 11 in Delhi based event. GizBot has just received a press invite from LG India following in an exclusive chat with Steve Koh, Head - Mobile Communication at LG India. Koh has confirmed today that the company will announce the G Flex in India this month.
When asked about the pricing details, the senior company official remained tight-lipped to our questions. Still, GizBot predicts that the all new LG G Flex would be priced between Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 60,000 in the Indian market.
LG G Flex - Whats Special?
The LG G Flex incorporates a curved display and more importantly it features a "self healing "coating that actually removes scratches and scars automatically. The G Flex incorporates a 6-inch HD Curved OLED display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
The Curved Plastic OLED display from LG Display has Real RGB sub-pixels for better colors and the display is vertically concave from top to bottom with a radius of 700mm. The phone is powered by a 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor and 450 MHz Adreno 330 GPU coupled with 2GB DDR3 RAM and 32GB of internal memory (expandable).
Android Jelly Bean v4.2.2 comes out of the box. There's a13MP rear camera with LED Flash which is capable of recording video at 1080p and the device also features a 2.1 MP front facing shooter.
Other connectivity features include: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and NFC. The handset measures 8.7mm in terms of thickness and weighs 177 grams. The makers have added a 3500mAh curved battery for the first time.
It is evident that LG would price the G Flex in the most upper segment of the market. The question pops up is that: do we really need a curve body smartphone? Stay tuned to GizBot !