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LG releases G Flex teaser

South Korean vendor reveals specs of curved smartphone

The G Flex will carry a 6-inch display, curved along the vertical axis and a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.
The G Flex will carry a 6-inch display, curved along the vertical axis and a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.

LG has revealed details about the specifications of its forthcoming G Flex handset, widely expected to be a curved smartphone like Samsung's Galaxy Round.

According to a report by tech site CNET, the G Flex will carry a 6-inch display, curved along the vertical axis and a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.

It will weigh 177g and measure between 7.9mm and 8.7mm thick at various points along its vertical arc. The G Flex will also have 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, and a 3,500 mAh battery.

The report also mentions a "dual window" mode, which divides the screen for the purposes of multitasking. According to how the handset is held, the screen background changes appearance, as does the unlock mechanism. This adaptable interface, which is based on detecting the position of the user's fingers, is called "swing lock".

Yet another novel addition is a "self-healing" film coating on the back of the smartphone that eliminates light scratches within minutes, according to LG.

As in the case of the Samsung Galaxy Round, rumours spread across the Web of a flexible, bendy handset in the G Flex. As with its domestic rival handset, the rumours appear to be false. The handset will be curved, but rigid.