LG G Flex with 6-inch Display Officially Re-confirmed; Shows Off in Press Render

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  1. dgstorm

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    LG decided to take a stab at Samsung today. They officially re-confirmed the LG G Flex with some full press images of the device. At the same time they said there's was the first truly curved display, for whatever that statement is worth. Despite their liberal semantics, they also confirmed the specs of the LG G Flex and we find out it really is a 6-inch device. Here's a breakdown,
    • 6 inch OLED with HD 1280 x 720 pixels
    • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
    • LTE-Advanced
    • NFC
    • 13MP rear camera
    • Volume buttons on the back
    • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (MSM 8974)
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 32GB of internal memory
    • MicroSD card support
    • 7.9mm to 8.7mm thick to 160.5mm tall, and 81.6mm wide - weighs 177 grams
    • 3,500 mAh curved battery
    There's one thing that could easily be said about this device. If you own it and use it in public, you will get noticed. Not only is it's shape unusual, it is obviously a huge device. How many of you guys are intrigued by this? It seems like it would be awkward in your pocket.

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    Is the point of this to have the privilege of saying, "Look my phone is banana shaped?"
     
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    What are the pros for having a curved screen? It would see more annoying to me.
     
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    It has the back pocket butt curve like my old checkbooks! PS, 720p fail
     
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    Yeah, kinda weird looking, but with a 3,500 mah battery only pushing 720p, this thing could last a few days off the charger.
     
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    Flexible screen technology has to start somewhere. That'd be like refusing to buy a smart phone because it's quadcore isn't as fast as your desktop's.
     
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    At first I thought it was a bad idea, then I remembered this a bran new technology. 720p isn't bad in my books for first batch. Should boost battery life too like someone said above.
     
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    Samsung Galaxy Round has a flexible display that is 1080p. Nonfail!
     
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    While you are correct, I would definitely not call it a failure. The 720p screen obviously still works. And it should be a bit more affordable and use less power as mentioned already.

    Besides, I remember a time when "It has a better screen!" was the de facto argument of the iPhone fanboy. Perhaps it's fitting that retort now gets used on Samsung's behalf.:icon_rolleyes:
     
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    If you have fat cheeks it will curve to your face!!!
     
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    I think 720p may be the future for most smartphones. The cost savings and power savings are too significant for virtually no user benefit. Now when you start getting into phablet territory, then maybe 1080p makes sense. But 5" and smaller 720p should really be the standard.
     
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    Ive heard the eye cant really even differentiate between 720p and 1080p under about 50" so I guess I dont see the point of a 1080p 5-6" phone screen other than for marketing purposes.
     
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