Curved displays have been the subject of many rumors and speculation since major display manufacturers like LG and Samsung showed off prototypes a few years back at events like CES. We are just now starting to see handsets take advantage of these new displays and we are finally seeing one of those devices make its way to Canada in the LG G Flex.
Our friends at LG tell us that the G Flex will be arriving in Canada as an exclusive to Rogers this spring. Aside from its obvious claim to fame curved display, the G Flex come with some pretty nice specs with 2.26 Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 6-inch 720 HD curved display, 2GB of RAM, 13 MP camera, 3500mAh battery and LTE 2100 and 2600MHz capabilities. The G Flex also has one other significant trick up its sleeve in that it has a self healing plastic back that can self repair minor scratches.
Sadly, it isn't an Full HD 1080p display, and is launching with a pretty old version of Android in 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
We're working on getting our hands on a review device as soon as possible and will give it the full Android Bugle review treatment. In the mean time check out the press images and official press release after the break.
LG G FLEX COMING TO CANADALG throws a curve at the Canadian smartphone market bringing the world’s first curved smartphone exclusively to Rogers customersToronto, ON, — LG Electronics (LG) today announced that the LG G Flex will be coming to Canada, exclusively through Rogers. Standing out from the crowd, the world’s first smartphone designed to follow the curve of the human face, will be available this spring.Measuring six inches diagonally, the G Flex features a Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display — the world’s largest developed and manufactured specifically for a smartphone — creating an immersive, panoramic viewing experience. The G Flex utilizes the world’s first curved battery and is the first phone to feature a self-healing coating on the back cover, allowing the phone to recover from minor day-to-day nicks and scratches. This innovative smartphone also features user-centric UX features such as QTheatre, Dual Window and Swing Lockscreen designed specifically for the curved screen.“As the first curved smartphone on the Canadian market, the LG G Flex is cutting-edge from the inside out, offering Rogers customers a unique smartphone experience,” said Ross Snow, vice-president Mobile Communications, LG Canada. “The G Flex further establishes LG as a premium brand with a product that is poised to reinvigorate excitement in the smartphone category for 2014.”The LG G Flex, with its Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, is enabled to run on both 2100 and 2600 MHz spectrum – reaching theoretical maximum download speeds up to 150 Mbps (typical speeds range from 12-40 Mbps) on Rogers LTE, Canada’s fastest LTE network. This speed, coupled with the LG Flex’s curved design, enables customers to have engaging video experiences with virtually no buffering or delays.“Rogers customers always have access to the latest and greatest smartphones, and we look forward to bringing them a new device experience with the LG G Flex,” said John Boynton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Rogers Communications. “The G Flex will reach its full potential on our LTE network, offering customers blazing fast speeds that keep them connected and entertained.”To be among the first to get their hands on the G Flex, existing and new Rogers customers can reserve the device online using the Rogers Reservation System. For more information, visit rogers.com/reserve.When customers get the G Flex from Rogers they will have the option to enroll in Rogers Next™, an early upgrade program that gives them the freedom to get the hottest smartphones every year with no early upgrade or connection fees. Check redboard.rogers.com for more information.Key Specifications:- Chipset: 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon* 800 (MSM 8974) / GPU: Adreno 330,
450MHz- Display: 6-inch HD (1280 x 720), Curved P-OLED (Real RGB)- Memory: 2GB LP DDR3 RAM / 32GB eMMc- Camera: Rear 13.0MP / Front 2.1MP- Battery: 3,500mAh (embedded)- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2- Size: 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9 - 8.7mm- Weight: 177g- Network: LTE / HSPA+ / GSM- Connectivity: BT 4.0 / WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) / NFC- Color: Titan Silver- Other: Hi-Fi 24bit, 192kHz Playback# # #*Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the US and other countries. Other product and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.