The LG G Flex is the first widely released smartphone with a true flexible display instead of just curved glass. The whole device has the ability to flex under pressure, to the point of becoming totally flat. This is a great way to prevent damage (especially when sitting on the phone), but since flexible displays are in their infancy, it looks like this has caused some problems.
Many users are complaining of small bumps appearing on their devices. This seems to be caused by the flexible display glass deforming due to its elasticity. LG has responded to this issue, simply advising:
Please don’t try to use frequent, excessive force on the device or the screen. The reason we’ve made the G Flex screen elastic is to protect the device from damage from sudden impacts such as being sat on or laid down on.LG
Yes, don’t flex your phone too often and it won’t happen to you. LG also says that the bumps will disappear over time and can be taken care of by lightly pressing on them. The company seems to think this is a non-issue, but that judgement is up to you. With the device coming to the US, would you buy it with the possibility of it deforming over time from flexing? Leave a comment!