KOREAN PHONE MAKER LG's first curved OLED smartphone, the LG G Flex, leaked in some images over the weekend, as the firm looks to steal the limelight from Samsung's Galaxy Round handset.
The leak comes via Engadget, which got hold of three photos of the smartphone from its anonymous sources.
The press images reveal that the LG G Flex sports a different 'curved' design than the Samsung Galaxy Round, with the handset curving from top to bottom, as opposed to left to right. Although yet unconfirmed, there's also talk that unlike Samsung's debut curved smartphone, the LG G Flex will be flexible, with its screen constructed from plastic substrates rather than glass.
We're still being left in the dark regarding specifications. However, previous speculation has suggested that the display on the G Flex will measure 6in and will feature HD 1080p resolution. There's also talk of a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, LTE-A support and Google's Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mobile operating system.
LG has yet to comment on the rumours, but it isn't one for keeping its upcoming releases secret, with the Korean firm confirming that we'll be seeing its first curved smartphone in the coming weeks
LG Display CTO Dr Sang Deog Yeo said last week, "The flexible display market is expected to grow quickly as this technology is expected to expand further into diverse applications including automotive displays, tablets and wearable devices.
"Our goal is to take an early lead in the flexible display market by introducing new products with enhanced performance and differentiated designs next year."
While there's still no word on pricing and availability for the LG G Flex smartphone, the device is expected to launch sometime in November. µ
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