The bendy phone from LG has finally made its way onto our shores. When we first heard about it in October, we were pretty incredulous that such a phone might go into production, but lo and behold it's here in the flesh.
The G Flex bears many similarities to its G2 sibling, such as having the same specs: a 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330, 450MHz GPU, 2GB of RAM and Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2. It even has the same back button positioning of its upright sibling.
However there are some things that set it apart as well. The most obvious being the G Flex's curved form factor. It’s not a rigid bend though. As shown in a previous article , the phone can be flexed up to a certain degree without the screen cracking or the phone itself being damaged. This is due to its Plastic OLED screen, which gives it both flexibility and durability. It can even “heal” itself, given the back cover is coated with an elastic material that allows it to recover from daily wear and scratches.
With a bigger 6-inch screen and 3500mAH battery, it offers a larger viewing area and even longer lasting battery life than the already freakishly good LG G2.
There are also some new additions to LG’s UX interface on the Flex including Dual Window, which makes use of the bigger screen estate for better multitasking.
Can’t wait to get your hands on this flexible wonder? It’ll be retailing at S$1088 in Singapore come December 21. Pre-orders can be made with selected telcos from December 8 onwards. To sweeten the deal for pre-order customers, LG has also included an LG Vest Cover worth S$48 and an LG Tone+ Bluetooth headset worth S$178 in the mix.
Just remember, it may be able to flex and “heal” itself, but directly sitting on is still not a good idea. You've been warned.