The world was introduced to a rounded display smartphone not too long ago with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Round, and hence, it is no surprise to read that there is yet another smartphone manufacturer who hails from South Korea to rival the Galaxy Round. This time around, it would be LG who would be up to the task, introducing the LG G Flex that ends up as yet another milestone for LG. This is their first smartphone that has been curved, and it will also incorporate proprietary innovations from other LG companies when it comes to both the display and the battery, making it a smartphone unlike any other that you might have seen in the past. Not only that, the LG G Flex is touted to arrive with a new user experience that will take advantage of the curved form factor. The vertically curved design of the LG G Flex is said to reduce the distance between one’s mouth to the microphone (hmmm, this is starting to look familiar, as though it was inspired by Nokia’s “banana” phone back when Nokia was the 800 lbs gorilla in the world of phones) whenever you hold the handset against the ear, just like how traditional telephone handsets were designed. Thanks to the curvature arc which has been optimized for the average face, on paper, it delivers improved voice and sound quality. The curved form will be able to increase the sound level by 3dB compared to typical flat smartphones, while ensuring a more reassuring grip. I am quite sure it will also set off the habit of twirling your handset on a flat surface such as a table whenever you are in a meeting.
Not only that, the LG G Flex will also arrive with the Rear Key that first made its debut in the LG G2. There will no no buttons on any of the sides to make sure that you would not turn off the handset by accident, and you will also be able to use your index finger to adjust the volume level whenever holding a conversation without blinking an eye. Other hardware specifications include a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, a 6” HD curved P-OLED display, a 13-megapixel shooter behind with a 2.1-megapixel front facing camera, 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean in tow. Price: To be announced.