LG G Flex Selling For $940 In South Korea, Will Be Available In Europe In December

/ 3 years ago


LG’s G Flex has been put on sale in South Korea by LG starting at an eye-watering price of 999,900 South Korean Won – that converts into $940 at current exchange rates. LG confirmed this in an official press release and it also  went on to elaborate that the LG G Flex would be made available in Europe too. By logic of currency conversion Europe will probably see the LG G Flex start at a hefty €700.

For a quick recap on specifications the LG G Flex is LG’s first smartphone with a curved display. The LG G Flex has a 6 inch 720p P-OLED display, Snapdragon 800 SoC, 32GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. That Snapdragon 800 SoC includes a 2.26GHz quad core CPU and an Adreno 330 GPU clocked at 450MHz. There’s also a 13MP rear camera and a couple of rear control buttons beneath it. LG’s G Flex curves from top to bottom, not side to side like the Samsung Galaxy Round. Other specifications include a 3500 mAh non-removable battery, the Android 4.2.2 OS (with an Android 4.4 update coming next year) and a 2.1 MP front facing camera.

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  • Skidmarks

    Some poor saps are gonna have to pay for the R&D into a curved screen that’s serves no purpose other than to shout “look what I got, cool ain’t it?” only to be met by snickers & gestures. Sure glad I’m not gonna be one of those knuckleheads.

    • Joe Wingett

      I can actually see a few reasons to get a curved screen. One, if it’s curved, it’s flexible, meaning no more shattered LCD’s if you break the glass on the front. Two, the protruding edges (top and bottom) take a front-first impact before the rest of the phone – the same reason HTC phones used to have “chins” – stopping the glass taking a flat hit which will break the screen. And thirdly, people don’t have flat pockets – keeping this in your suit jacket means it’ll fir more naturally, sideways at least.

      • Skidmarks

        You guys can keep trying to convince yourselves but you really know it’s nothing more than a gimmick.
        Had the price fitted the specs (plus a few bob more for the R&D), I’d be more forgiving.

        • Joe Wingett

          I wasn’t saying it was reasonably priced ;D but there are reasons to get a curved screen, and it’s likely an improvement over flat screens in that it won’t break quite so easily.

          • Skidmarks

            I’m not convinced. The screen can break just as easily. Now if the screen as well as the phone were flexible, that would be an entirely different story but unfortunately the tech doesn’t exist yet.

    • Alistair Hardy

      the curved screen does have some marked advantages over the traditional flat one though.
      it curves to the face better, is more pocket friendly (if you make sure to put it in the right way that is) and the screen should be more durable.
      it should also be nicer to use one handed i recon.
      though that price is a little much for those additions…