LG’s first flexible smartphone with a curved display, the G Flex is finally available for Rs 69,999 in India on the company’s website. LG had announced the phone in December in India, and had also promised to bring it for sale in February.
The USP of the G Flex is its surprisingly flexible design which comes along with a curved display and self-healing rear panel. Also, it features LG’s new rear-mounted key panel that was first seen on the LG G2, and is now becoming LG trademark for its flagship smartphones, such as the G Pro 2 that was leaked last week.
Features-wise, it flaunts a massive 6-inch HD (720p) curved Plastic-OLED display and is powered by the G2-like 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, which is paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The phone does not have a microSD card slot.
It comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing snapper. Connectivity options in the phone include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/AGPS, NFC and 3G HSPA+ network support. Other features include a 3,500mAh non-removable battery.
It runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which is disappointing considering that even at this price point the company has failed to offer Android 4.4 KitKat, which is already available on many other smartphones.
We believe that the G Flex is more of a proof of concept at the moment and is not worth the price if you are only looking at specifications. Having said that, we are impressed with the new technologies LG is bringing with the G Flex. The self-healing back panel could be utilized on all smartphones. The flexible chassis has been made possible with a flexible battery and internals, which could be a big deal for wearables along with the curved display. You can check out our first impressions of the G Flex here.
The Rs 69,999 price point is the MRP and we expect the street price to be below Rs 65,000 when it appears in stores in coming days.