Whether smartphones with curved screens will take off is debatable. First announced for South Korea only, the curved LG G Flex will reportedly make its way to the U.S. Reliable mobile leaker @evleaks says his sources have confirmed the G Flex will launch on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. That only leaves Verizon out of the curvy fun.
The G Flex is one of two smartphones that will feature a curved display. Samsung's Galaxy Round is the other device. Despite both devices touting curved displays, the curves are completely different on both devices. On the G Flex, the curve runs vertically when held in portrait mode and on the Galaxy Round, the curve runs horizontally.
LG's G Flex also has another nifty feature going for it: a "self-healing" rear that repairs minor scratches. (See video below to get an idea how that works.).
Other than its curved display and self-healing rear, the G Flex has fairly decent specs: 6-inch (1280 x 720) display, 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 3,500mAh battery.
It's not going to rock the smartphone world, but its design does offer something a little more unique than your average iPhone or Galaxy S device.
In other futuristic smartphone news, Samsung is reportedly working on a smartphone with a display that spills over its edges to cover three sides according to Bloomberg. Yep, smartphones are officially starting to venture into weird territory. Who's ready for curved screens? Anyone?