LG G Flex: First Real Curved Smartphone Launched in India With 'Self Healing' Coating on Back Cover

    The world's first real curved smartphone which made headlines in the internal market last month has now come to India. Yes! The talk is about LG G Flex which has been unveiled in India today in a New Delhi event. LG India today officially took the wraps off the LG G Flex, the smartphone which incorporates proprietary innovations from the company in the form of the display and battery that have never been seen before.


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    You might wonder why LG G Flex smartphone is highly talked about. Mainly because, the handset's body is flexible and also has 'self healing capability.' Also, the LG G Flex boasts new user experience (UX) features that take advantage of the curved form factor.

    LG G Flex - Price And Availability

    As informed at the press event, the worlds first flexible smartphone will start selling in India starting February, 2014. The consumers can expect the smartphone somewhere between Rs. 60,000 and Rs. 65,000, which is super pricey, of course.

    LG G Flex - Key Specs

    LG G Flex uses 6-inch 720p display (245 ppi pixel density) flexible P-OLED screen technology to allow for a dramatic curve on the horizontal axis, is between 7.9 and 8.7mm thick at various points. Powering the device is a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone also uses a premium 13MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash while the 2.1MP front facing snapper will take care of the video calling function and taking selfies. Connectivity features include, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and NFC. The smartphone that measures 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9 - 8.7mm and weighs 177g draws its energy from a 3,500 mAh battery.

    LG OLED Curved TV

    At the same time, LG has also launched curved TV range in India with model name 55EA9800, the curved TV from LG features a huge 55-inch OLED screen and thickness of just 4.3mm. The curved TV is priced at Rs. 9,99,000.

    Indian customers should also know that the LG G Flex is not the only device that comes with a curved display because Samsung has also released its Galaxy Round handset which implies the same innovation. Talking about TV, Sony and Samsung has also got their similar television. However, their sizes vary to massive extent resulting in the major differences in the price as well.

    In the meanwhile, its worth mentioning some of the drawbacks of the LG G Flex. As such there are not many but since it will be coming in premium category, one will inevitably look for high end specs. LG gives it all but fails to offer a Full HD display. It also comes with a lesser pixel density compared to the rival Galaxy Round. Although it comes with 32 GB internal storage, it would have been better if it came with microSD card slot as well. If compared to Galaxy Round it looses with its 2GB RAM as well, HD display and slightly lesser processor clock. However, the LG G flex wins the Galaxy Round with its 3500 mAh battery.

    Take a look at the the UX features of the self healing curved G Flex smartphone and 55 inch curved TV in the slider below:

    LG G Flex Features

    The Qtheater gives users quick access to photos, videos and YouTube right from the lock screen. By touching the screen and dragging outward along the curved surface with both fingers, the apps appear with the effect of theater curtains being drawn.

    LG G Flex Features

    Dual Window divides the wide 6-inch screen into two separate windows for more effective multitasking.

    LG G Flex Features

    Swing Lockscreen alters the image on the lockscreen depending on how the G Flex is held.

    LG G Flex Features

    Face Detection Indicator displays the LED on the Rear Key in green to confirm status of face detection and focus.

    LG G Flex Features

    Camera Timer flashes the Rear Key LED to indicate that the countdown has begun. While Urgent Call Alert flashes the LED on the Rear Key in red when several consecutive calls from the same person go unanswered.

    LG 55EA9800 Curved TV Features

    The TV comes with several convenient features. It supports USB Video Playback Formats like DivX HD, Xvid, MP4, MKV; Miracast, LG TV Remote App, Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi), Processor, Smart Touch Controls, Magic Remote Voice, Wireless Sound Sync, MHL (Mobile HD Link) and many more.

    LG 55EA9800 Curved TV Features

    The LG 55EA9800 curved TV has a 55-inch OLED Full HD screen and thickness of just 4.3mm. Instead of the RGB (red, green and blue) pixels that standard televisions have, this TV features four pixels - red, green, blue and white. It also comes with LG's Clear Speakers, which matches the audio quality of movie theaters.

    LG 55EA9800 Curved TV Features

    The TV measures 1227mm x 799mm x 192mm and weighs 17.2kg.

    LG 55EA9800 Curved TV Features

    The TV features 4 HDMI Input, 1 headphone and 1 RF input, AV input, Component input, 2 USB 2.0 Input and 1 USB 3.0 Input and a LAN Port as well.

    LG 55EA9800 Curved TV Features

    The TV comes with Cinema 3D (FPR) (3D Type) and the company will offer 4 pairs of 3D Glasses along with the TV.

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