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A new smartphone from LG has leaked called the G Flex. The G Flex is LG's competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Round in the new “curved screen” smartphone market. In this case, the G Flex features a massive 6” OLED display.

Little else is known about the smartphone at this time. The device is tipped to be launching sometime next month with pricing, availability, and specifications unveiled at a later date.

The smartphone is definitely a looker and will undoubtedly run Android as the operating system. Hopefully the curved screen won't be the only interesting feature and the G Flex will run decent hardware making it a good all-around smartphone.

Source: The Verge

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By inighthawki on 10/14/2013 11:09:13 AM , Rating: 5
So unlike the Samsung device, this one is curved vertically. One of the contenders for practical reasoning for the Samsung device was that it fit in your pocket better, but this one looks like it'll make it significantly more difficult to do so. Not to mention, it seems like if it were in your pocket and you bump into someone that it could have a greater chance of apply all the force to the middle and cracking the phone in half.

RE: Pocket
By spamreader1 on 10/14/2013 11:20:50 AM , Rating: 5
Is this thing for people with more "curvy" buttocks to put in their back pocket's I guess? I'm right there with you on it being far more apt to get broken.

RE: Pocket
By Jeffk464 on 10/14/2013 12:11:00 PM , Rating: 3
Oh yeah, sitting on your phone is a great idea. Where my phone sits is on the straight part of my leg and the only problem with a flat phone is when it slips horizontal in my pocket.

RE: Pocket
By retrospooty on 10/14/2013 12:51:16 PM , Rating: 3
I dunno, but that would make a great commercial. Beyonce? KAte Upton?

RE: Pocket
By Manch on 10/14/2013 5:26:15 PM , Rating: 2
Oh God, I just imagined what the IPad will look like with this new tech...Hope they dont make it in red....

RE: Pocket
By Kiffberet on 10/15/2013 7:34:28 AM , Rating: 3
It's probably just a factory defect that got a bit melted.

DT pounced on this, though, as they haven't met their daily quota of 10 mobile phone articles...

RE: Pocket
By amanojaku on 10/14/2013 1:24:24 PM , Rating: 5
If this is for people with curvy buttocks, like Anaya in accounting, then I'm sure it was the most thoroughly tested phone ever. The QA list included:

Vibration Resistance
Wiggle - Pass
Jiggle - Pass
Twerk - Pass

Notes: Structural. Integrity.

Impact Resistance
Tap - Pass
Swat - Pass
Bang - Pass

Notes: Rock solid. The phone, too.

User Interface
Ergonomics - Curves fit easily into the palms of my hands
Design - Two easy-to-grip areas on either side of a home button is ideal
Slide-to-Unlock - Works best with slightly moistened fingers
Pinch-to-Zoom - Works as expected, although some argue it's zoom-to-pinch (?)

Notes: I like this form factor.

Display - Gorgeous
CPU - Could be faster
RAM - Not enough capacity for important sports and gaming apps
Battery - Constantly drained, requires daily charging
Storage - Removable media slots are nice touches

Notes: Attractive package, but limited capabilities. Will replace in 12 months.

RE: Pocket
By YearOfTheDingo on 10/14/2013 11:31:08 AM , Rating: 2
On the other hand, curving it this way does make it easier to stand the phone on its side.

RE: Pocket
By hughlle on 10/14/2013 12:06:13 PM , Rating: 2
Except typically you'd have it at an angle, pointing at you. Not vertical so you see it from an odd angle

RE: Pocket
By XZerg on 10/14/2013 10:12:44 PM , Rating: 3
wouldn't this unnecessarily have a bulge in your pocket? here i am thinking of making my pant seems flatter but this and Samsung version are working against that idea. :s

RE: Pocket
By Manch on 10/15/2013 4:53:42 PM , Rating: 2
If it creates a bulge in your pocket then you can forgo the sock.

Samsungs design is better
By BillyBatson on 10/14/2013 11:38:00 AM , Rating: 2
Samsungs design where the screen curves horizontally while in the portrait orientation is way better.

RE: Samsungs design is better
By retrospooty on 10/14/2013 12:52:18 PM , Rating: 5
Much like US politics, I vote neither. Both options are ridiculous.

RE: Samsungs design is better
By inighthawki on 10/14/2013 2:29:20 PM , Rating: 2
+1. Don't give in and just accept the better of two terrible ideas. "Better" is a relative word, but is not implicative of "good."

RE: Samsungs design is better
By BillyBatson on 10/15/2013 2:43:26 PM , Rating: 2
Well I actually consider Samsungs design "good", I personally see the benefits for me, and would like my future phone to has a horizontally curved screen, and I know I'm not the only one.

RE: Samsungs design is better
By Monkey's Uncle on 10/14/2013 5:26:45 PM , Rating: 2
Same here.

RE: Samsungs design is better
By superflex on 10/14/2013 2:13:59 PM , Rating: 1
Straight from the mouth of a Samsung shill.

RE: Samsungs design is better
By Reclaimer77 on 10/14/2013 3:15:06 PM , Rating: 2
Call me a shill too. Because this is a HUGE phone with a dramatic vertical axis curve! Can you imagine having this in your pocket? No thank you!

Regardless of what we feel about curved displays, you would be crazy not to see how much less intrusive Samsungs approach is.

RE: Samsungs design is better
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/14/2013 4:23:30 PM , Rating: 2
He is calling Batson a Samsung shill...LOL

RE: Samsungs design is better
By BillyBatson on 10/15/2013 2:38:36 PM , Rating: 2
Actually I own a iphone. Why would you just write crap for the sake of writing crap?

RE: Samsungs design is better
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/15/2013 4:06:04 PM , Rating: 2
WHOOSH! He called you a Samsung shill, did you mean to respond to him? I sure hope so...

RE: Samsungs design is better
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/15/2013 4:11:46 PM , Rating: 3
And yes, we KNOW you own an iPhone, your fanboyism is pretty evident in your constant defending of all things Apple.

RE: Samsungs design is better
By BillyBatson on 10/16/2013 8:09:43 AM , Rating: 2
Once again I see you're making things up cheese :)

RE: Samsungs design is better
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/16/2013 8:13:24 AM , Rating: 1
Making things up? Um, wrong.

RE: Samsungs design is better
By BillyBatson on 10/17/2013 12:53:09 AM , Rating: 2
Um, yeah. Um, ok. Um, bye.

RE: Samsungs design is better
By Monkey's Uncle on 10/14/2013 5:26:16 PM , Rating: 2
Everybody knows I lubs my sammys & Android but to be truthful, I'm not fond of either company's curved products.

Maybe later on one or the other will grow on me, but for now I will pass on both in favor of their flat versions..

By Shlong on 10/14/2013 2:58:52 PM , Rating: 3
Aesthetically this looks pretty outstanding.

RE: Nice
By superstition on 10/14/2013 3:33:18 PM , Rating: 2
It looks like it's melting.

RE: Nice
By Belegost on 10/15/2013 1:04:12 AM , Rating: 2
It looks like a feminine pad...

better for talking?
By zephyrprime on 10/14/2013 12:21:28 PM , Rating: 2
Well, one thing this vertical curve is good for would be to curve the phone more towards your mouth for better mic pickup maybe?

RE: better for talking?
By hughlle on 10/14/2013 12:32:27 PM , Rating: 4
While it sounds a reasonable argument, near all phones, mobiles and landlines, have long since moved away from the wrap arou/nd your face design, most likely for the reason that mics are plenty good enough to pick up your voice regardless of shape. Mobile phones have had a flat(ish) front face for years and years, noone ever seemed to have many or much issue with that design.

bit too much bend
By Bubbacub on 10/14/2013 11:36:41 AM , Rating: 2
my galaxy nexus has a slight bend to it, which makes it easier to put in your pocket - your anterior thigh is not completely flat (unless you have anorexic levels of muscle bulk!).

i think this level of bend is overkill - its just a look at what we can make type product.

RE: bit too much bend
By Jeffk464 on 10/14/2013 12:11:53 PM , Rating: 2
yeah, the curve on the galaxy nexus is fine.

Is that an LG Flex in your pants?
By xti on 10/15/2013 2:51:10 PM , Rating: 2
...or are you just happy to see me?

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