LG appears to be getting closer to unveiling its rumored G Flex smartphone. While rendered images of the curved display handset have leaked in the past, a new set of images and video reveal what claims to be the actual product.
Argentinian broadcaster Telefe reportedly scored a hands-on with the G Flex, revealing that the device measures 6 inches across. According to the video posted on Telefe’s website, the G Flex will come with rear-touch controls just like the company’s flagship G2. The camera is believed to be 13 megapixels, which is on par with what you’ll get from the Galaxy Round and LG G2.
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The newly published footage lines up with the renders and reported leaks we’ve previously seen. Unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Round, the purported LG G Flex is curved from top to bottom, while Samsung’s device is rounded from left to right. The edges of the G Flex’s display are turned slightly inward toward the user when held in landscape mode, similar to the company’s curved TVs.
The benefits of a curved display phone aren’t immediately clear, but the idea appears to be that the rounded display would make it easier to rest the device against your face or along your leg inside your pocket. Samsung’s Galaxy Round is the first commercially available smartphone to implement such technology, although it’s only available in Korea at the moment. According to the rumors, chances are slim that LG will release its G Flex outside of Korea. We’re expecting to learn more about the G Flex as November approaches, since LG is rumored to unveil its curved display smartphone next month.