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Images Leak of LG G Flex With a Huge Curved Display, Because Samsung is Doing Curves Too

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It is somewhat of a joke that we love to toss around here that LG copies pretty much everything that Samsung does or attempt to beat them to the punch. When news like the latest leak from LG appear however, it is really not a joke anymore. If you will remember, the night before Samsung announced the Galaxy Round, LG put out a press release that amounted to “we have curved displays coming soon too!” Now we have leaked renders of a device named the LG G Flex that shows what they meant.  

There are a few differences though between the Galaxy Round and this G Flex. LG will be sure to make a point that the screen is curved along the horizontal axis, whereas Samsung’s is across the vertical (taco phone). The G Flex is also massive, featuring a full 6″ display as opposed to the 5.7″ of Samsung. Engadget says that we can expect to see this device within the coming month, or we can guess around the time that Samsung launches the Galaxy Round.

Are you interested at all in curved displays like this in your phone?

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Via: Engadget

  • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

    I’m trying to figure out how the motherboard would fit in a phone with such a drastic curve. The green line shows there isn’t enough room to go from top to bottom and fit flat. The red lines are the only thing i could think as a viable solution, a 2 piece MB. What do you think?

  • Elliot Kotis

    Yeah….because LG manufactured a phone in a week -.-

  • Jason Tsujimura

    Samsung Taco. That has a nice ring to it.

  • MikeKorby

    personally, I enjoy the slight curve on my Galaxy Nexus, but I feel as if this may be going for the extreme. We will see once it becomes tangible and I attempt to use it.

  • tito

    Everyone here Was bitching about the galaxy Roubd for the way it bent and everyone here said it should bend top to bottom. Lg did that and now your all still bitching. Hypocrits.

  • ManBearPig618

    What’s the point? What does it do that a flat display doesn’t? Anyone? Anyone?

  • Just_Some_Nobody

    Oh noes! They melted the G2!

    Actually, this is what happens when the G2 gets too hot. For serious!

  • Hep

    Curved better not be the near future. I want bendable screens so we stop shattering glass fronts.

  • http://www.gorecording.com/ Nicholassss

    No.

  • starnovsky

    This is not a pocketable phone.

  • Hatyrei

    banana phone. :)

  • Payaso

    Why?

  • Mike Hilal

    dumbest idea ever

  • stabone

    I that that’ll worse for pockets. At least the Round is curved to go along with your leg.

  • motta2003

    They should have called it the boomerang because once you get it you’ll want to give it back!

  • ice2097

    From Engadget’s article:
    “LG has admitted that “bendable and unbreakable” smartphone displays are already in production”
    [http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/13/lg-g-flex-revealed/]
    This seems to indicate that this LG phone (unlike the Samsung round) actually COULD be flexible… which would make the name a lot more sensible, not to mention the phone much more appealing.

    • Justin W

      Bendable devices may be available in the future, but I’m pretty sure this device won’t be. The display (as in, the LCD Panel or whatever tech it is) is bendable/”unbreakable” in this situation, but the device likely isn’t because they have to account for the motherboard which, at this point isn’t likely to bend.

    • morpheus282

      I don’t like the word “unbreakable”. It sounds a little too much like “unsinkable”.

  • imns

    While curved phones look great from an aesthetic point of view, practically speaking I don’t think they are going to fly. Let us be honest and admit we don’t always treat our phones with exacting care. I’ve piled books on mine by mistake when it gets lost under papers on my desk..this would break in a heartbeat. Plus, if ever dropped on the backside all the force will go right on the “spine” and the phone will break. At least with a flat phone the impact can be distributed across the entire side of the phone… Bad idea, folks.

  • roberthenderson

    Nyet, hate the inefficiency and look of onscreen buttons. Loving my Note 3!

    • fauxshizzl

      Inefficiency?

  • Intellectua1

    What a beauty. . Too bad it’s LG. .

  • SewWhat

    Definitely NOT a back pocket phone for the flat ass majority….lmao

  • Rechie

    Fits perfectly on your back pocket with an added function of being an ass bra.

    • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

      Do that many people really carry their phone in their back pocket and sit on it? Sounds like an irresponsible thing to due on the increase of possibly breaking the screen.

      • chris_johns

        Chicks do

  • JBartcaps

    Seems like this technology would be more beneficial for something like the Oculus Rift

  • Raven

    Can != Should

    • Justin W

      Great things come from experimentation. That’s all the Round and Flex are in the minds of Samsung and LG – testing grounds for a potentially new product.

  • Fredy Nativi

    I though the point of flexible screens was to make them less prone to break when dropping them. I see no point to the Samsung round and this ugly crap.

  • bogy25

    New maxi pad?

    • http://www.baldypal.com/ BaldyPal

      You get my upvote for the nice choice in avatar.

  • Car Crazy

    When did Tampax or Always start designing phones? It just needs to come in white and have “wings” (external speaker attachments?). Why does curving a phone this way make ANY sense? Maybe for a back pocket? I keep mine in a front pocket, so the Samsung makes better sense against my thigh.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Round > G Flex. Again, all sammy had to do was make the Round the Note 3.

    • Justin W

      I think giving it a name such as Curve would have worked better. I can see why they didn’t (BB Curve from years ago), but I think they could have bought their way into that name.

  • samosa king

    Wait. This looks more like a concept than an actual leak.

    • Justin W

      This is a render, not an announcement. Renders always look similar to this in that they aren’t actually a real device being pictured, just what it is expected to look like, or a model off of a device in-hand/in-photo the designer had.

  • Pierito

    If I were a mouse, Ide use it as a gnarly surfboard.

  • samosa king

    Well I think it looks better than the Samsung Galaxy Round. Just an opinion.

  • A.J.

    I’m not sure how that would work with a holster and/or cases in general, but the render is pretty cool looking.

  • dra

    Because product development takes a week amirite?

    ASUS said that the nexus 7 was the quickest product they made and shipped, and that took almost a year.

  • zachos

    At least they’re “flex”ing it along the proper axis (along the same line as their, and Samsung’s, new “curved” OLED HDTVs) . I have NO idea what Samsung is doing with the Round.

  • Butters619

    Well at least they curved it the right way. But my god, that would be uncomfortable in a pocket.

  • Matt

    Why are these supposed to be so special? My GNex has a slightly curved screen, and it’s 2 years old.

    • zwade

      Your glass is curved, not your display.

      • Matt

        Thanks for pointing out the difference.

  • a3uge

    Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring ring… BANANA PHONE

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    This thing is so Damn sexy… Like the GNEX on ROIDS(dROIDS?)… something inside me is saying… I would have like this as the Nexus 5

    • Abgar Musayelyan

      i’m with you on this. i would actually leave verizon for this..
      on a side note: it’d be called the nexus 6 because of the 6″ screen.

  • Tim Buchanan

    Reminds me of the original press shots for the GNex.

    • woot

      Gnex to G flex. boom.

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        I think this is what the GNex was supposed to look like

    • Cael

      They’re trolling Samsung. They’re Nexus making and now they’re trolling Samsung’s nexus.

    • PhoenixPath

      Exactly. The curve wasn’t nearly as bad as the initial images lead one to believe…and this doesn’t really look all that much worse.

      For what it’s worth, this looks like it wouldn’t be all that much different than holding the gNex, which I liked just fine. Of course, I also think the Curve would be a good phone to hold as well.

      The only problem I see, is that when they combine the two, we’re going to be carrying bowls around….

      • whoa

        No kickstand needed should just sit on side

        • PhoenixPath

          Nah…needs to have at least a little tilt…

  • Drew_VA

    Is that a Flex in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

    • Ben Murphy

      ‘pulls out an actual banana’

  • Warwick

    Who turned the hate on today? lol

    • PhoenixPath

      I know, right?

      2011 called and wants it’s “banana phone’ jokes back.

      It got old in the gNex days…it hasn’t gotten any younger. Someone needs to put up the first mock-ups form Samsung for the Nexus under this one. I bet the Nexus looks more curved…

      • HarvesterX

        Ice King has an actual banana phone…

  • litobirdy

    As I said on engadget, why is this called FLEX when it is NOT FLEXable??? This curved phone fad needs to die IMMEDIATELY…. flexable displays is much more interesting

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Well I’m assuming it’s called the G Flex…. Because the LCD does flex into that position. Flexing and Flexible are 2 different things.

      • TJWaterskier

        So call it the “G Flexed” but this is not “Flexible”

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Can’t call it the “Flexed” since it didn’t flex at some point in the past(tense) it’s always Flexing so… Flex is the right word. Flexible definitely wouldn’t be the correct term

          • litobirdy

            You might be the only person that is NOT thinking Flex as in Flexible

          • TJWaterskier

            I would say that it is flexed as opposed to is flexing since it is flexed into its final state, however both are correct.

    • ice2097

      Why do you assume it isn’t flexible?

  • JMagic21824

    Do these guys (phone manufacturers) just hang around in some secret room and plot who will release what and when? (64 bit, fingerprint scanners, curved glass, smartwatches)?

    • Butters619

      Now somebody needs to release a phone with a 64 bit curved fingerprint scanner!

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        Why didn’t moto put it in the dimple? I hope they pull it off for the fun of doing it.

  • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

    It’s a snark-filled day here at DL. :P

    • Open1Your1Eyes0

      The best kind of day at DL. ;)

      • michael arazan

        Is this for women who carry their phone in their Bra?

        • Drox2k

          You sir are the champion of the day.