LG G Flex

G2-style power and volume keys shown on curvy smartphone

Curvy displays look to be one of the smartphone trends of the next few months. Samsung has already announced its Korea-bound Galaxy Round, and there's every indication that local rival LG has a curved-display handset waiting in the wings too.

Now we're beginning to see more details about the upcoming LG G Flex, which unlike Samsung's offering has a vertical, not horizontal curve. We've seen leaked photos of the G Flex in the past, but a fresh set of images doing the rounds today confirm earlier speculation — the handset uses the same back-mounted button setup as its more conventional cousin, the LG G2. On the front is a 6-inch curved OLED display.

Today's shots come from Argentine tech journalist Federico Ini by way of The Verge, and Ini's publication Telefenoticias also managed to score a hands-on video of the handset. From what we can see it's essentially a larger, curvier version of the G2, much as the Galaxy Round is to the Note 3. Like the Samsung device, the LG G Flex is unlikely to be a mass-market product, but we'll bring you full details on the phone upon its official arrival, expected sometime in November.

Source: The Verge, Telefenoticias, @fechu

LG G Flex

LG G Flex

 
There are 29 comments

jerrod6 says:

How does one walk around with this in a front pants pocket?

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ConTejas says:

With a bulge I suppose. Nothing new for me...

Remember this is supposed to flex.

mikepahl318 says:

*slow clap*

savdini says:

It's fits better than a flat phone.. And anyway, use your back pocket.

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mikepahl318 says:

Grab yourself some of the 4.3.1 goodness man, and get up to date with Cm 10.2

djeborn says:

I'm way too scared to put my phone in my back pocket! To me, that's like asking for a broken screen!

This device as well as the Galaxy Round won't be making it to the States anyway.

We shall see what happens in 2014. Meanwhile nothing top the Galaxy Note 3 period.

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NoNexus says:

I have a beer on mine, figured it needed one.

It writes drunk all the time

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XavierMatt says:

You really need a life dude -_-

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Duncan1982 says:

Would be more apt for a coat pocket lol yeh my honest opinion is that flexible displays are revolutionary, however the Round and the Flex are just test examples and by no means a finnished product for the messes. It will be interesting to see where they eventually end up with this though.

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seanjenkins1 says:

The curve looks less pronounced than in previous pictures. I'd be interested to play around with one

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The phone looks less curvy in these pics.

+1 that is a good thing.

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snoK says:

Am I right and there is an AF assist light? Would be great...

splash112 says:

What's the point

s2weden2000 says:

ch0ice

NoNexus says:

Like others the curve is better on this picture

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Taz89 says:

Not as curved as the leaked images earlier showed. It looked maybe too curved before now it don't look too bad.

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DataHawg says:

Curves are great on women but not so much on phones

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droidhead_1 says:

Just like with women curves will make this phone more fun to touch.

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NoNexus says:

Get out more

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jmbburg26 says:

I love it that the there is a Note 3 and Galaxy Gear in the photos.

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lafountain says:

Looks like LG is going with back buttons on everything for now.

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s2weden2000 says:

the only way to roll

the1m.polo says:

The phone looks pretty dope to me.... Just wish it was running sense 5 instead of the LG UI and I'm sold (wishful thinking)
Oh nevermind it's an OLED screen I forgot.... I'm enjoying superLCD now days...
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savdini says:

Idk, it looks pretty bad ass to me

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MarkSeven says:

The curve doesn't look as bad in these pics. Looks much better. It looked ridiculous in the leaked pics. Still don't care about the back buttons much or the screen size. I think a 4.7-5 inch screen is good enough for me.

Retinella says:

Ugly. And impractical.

No thanks.

deeb215 says:

I prefer the Samsung concave.