We’ve been seeing prototypes of flexible displays for years and years, but it’s only now that we’re beginning to see a small chunk of the technology make its way to real products today. Well, according to Dr. Ram-chan Woo, Head of LG Mobile Platform Planning, prototyping such devices isn’t the biggest drawback — manufacturing is. In order to create a device like LG’s latest handset, the LG G Flex, manufacturing centers need to be reworked, as there are new components that have only remained in testing facilities. Until now.
LG’s G Flex was officially announced in late October and not only features a flexible 6 inch OLED display, but also a self-healing back panel. Needless to say, LG’s latest smartphone seems much more interesting than that other curved smartphone we know of. In theory, at least.
The intrigue doesn’t stop with the G Flex’s display and back cover, though. The device also features a nice set of specs, including a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 13 megapixel, and more. Still, do we need smartphones to be curved? Is it just a gimmick? In this review, we’ll put the LG G Flex to the test and find out just that, so read on!