The Samsung Galaxy Round is Samsung’s first foray into the flexible display world, and it was more of a “test” than anything. The company announced that the device will not be sold outside of a few countries, so the US would never get it. This is despite some thinking it was somewhat cool (those software features to let you control the phone by tilting were nifty). However, the competition is a little more ambitious.
LG also has a phone with a flexible display, but the curve is the other way. I thought the LG G Flex was going to be a similar concept to the Galaxy Round, a test in the flexible display market. But no, it looks like LG is going all out and releasing it in as many places as possible. Thanks to @evleaks, we now know that the device will be coming to T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint here in the US. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Verizon will be getting this device.
The phone features a 6-inch 720p display, a 2.26GHz quad core Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, a 3,500 mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2 out of the box. it also has a self healing back plate, which can heal small scratches, and the thing actually bends. Yes, the flexible display isn’t just inside a rigid body, the device is capable of flexing before breaking.
No other information was given, like release dates or prices, but we can assume that the price will be high. Flexible displays are in their infancy, so assume you’ll be paying a high price for one of these phones. Though with those specs, it is pretty justified. Would you buy an LG G Flex for yourself? Are you mad at Verizon? Leave a comment!