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

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Latest LG G Flex leaks show back-mounted buttons

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

It writes drunk all the time

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

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Like others the curve is better on this picture

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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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Get out more

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

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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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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.