Weeks after Samsung came up with its version of a smartphone with a curved display – the Galaxy Round, it’s time for some competition. Samsung’s home-grown arch-rival LG has just officially took covers of its G Flex – the company’s much talked about smartphone with a curved display. While both these devices does claim to posses curved displays, the way they have implemented the curve varies greatly.
While Samsung chose to go the unconventional way and endow the Galaxy Round with screen curve that arcs from one side to the other, LG has chosen to offer a more normal looking top to bottom curve which should fit the face contours well. The LG G Flex also endows lots of features from LG’s 5.2 inch flagship – the G2 – including the double tap to wake up screen option.
As for pure hardware specs; this is what it looks like:
Key Specifications (Korean Version)
Chipset: 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 (MSM 8974)
GPU: Adreno 330, 450MHz
Display: 6-inch HD (1280 x 720), Curved P-OLED (Real RGB)
Memory: 2GB LP DDR3 RAM / 32GB eMMc
Camera: Rear 13.0MP / Front 2.1MP
Battery: 3,500mAh (embedded)
Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
Size: 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9 – 8.7mm
Network: LTE-A / LTE / HSPA+ / GSM
Connectivity: BT 4.0 / USB 3.0 compatible / WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) / NFC
Color: Titan Silver
Other: TDMB / Hi-Fi 24bit, 192kHz Playback
It is interesting to note that instead of a full HD panel, LG has gone in for a 720p display on the G Flex thereby endowing it with a less than impressive pixels per inch (PPI) density of 244. The Galaxy Round on the other hand gets the full HD treatment and is on par with the Galaxy Note 3 in terms of features.
LG plans to debut the handset in the Korean market starting November with an international launch expected by the end of 2013 or early 2014. So which of the Korean curved models do you prefer?