Unboxing the LG G Flex: A new twist to the Android experience


After a rather long wait, we've finally got our hands on the first curved smartphone to hit India – the G Flex. LG's most expensive offering yet comes with a couple of firsts. it's the first phone to feature a Plastic OLED display, which is what gives it its flexibility. It's also the first phone to come with a 'self-healing' back cover. Here's a quick unboxing of the G Flex for you.

 

 

LG had announced its first smartphone with curved display for the Indian market late last year. While LG India told reporters then that the price would be between Rs 60,000 and Rs 65,000, the current listing puts it at just 10 bucks short of Rs 70,000. Let’s quickly brush through some of its specs. The USP of the device is obviously its 6-inch 720p Plastic OLED (POLED) curved display. The design is vertical oriented as the phone is curved on the horizontal axis. Under the hood, the smartphone comes powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor (MSM8974), clocked at 2.26 GHz and coupled with 2GB of RAM.

 

On connectivity front, the device supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 3.0. It is also fitted with a 13-megapixel rear camera and 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. The G Flex runs the older Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 version, with LG’s customisations on top.


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