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LG hints at more flexible smartphones to follow LG G Flex

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Following the introduction of the LG G Flex, LG has teased that it will launch more flexible screened smartphones in the future.

With the LG G Flex having landed as an industry first, thanks to a 6-inch vertically curved screen that hugs the curve of your face during use, the Korean manufacturer has used its CES 2014 press conference to offer a not so subtle hint to its future curved smartphone plans, stating "flexible technology is the future."

LG G Flex is a true example of how flexible technology is the future. We are going to continue learning from it [flexible screens], Dr Scott Ahn LG’s President and Chief Technology Officer said.

Ahn’s comments were backed up by Frank Lee, LG’s Head of Mobile Communications who stated: “At LG we believe curved is better.”

He added: “We didn’t make G Flex for the sake of being different, it offers real tangible benefits. The LG G Flex is the shape of innovation.”

Having today confirmed that the LG G Flex will launch in the US during Q1 2014, LG recently revealed that the flexible phone will also be heading to UK retailers in the coming months.

In our recent hands-on LG G Flex review, we described the handset as: “More than just a gimmick.”

Of the handset which was crowned the Innovation of the Year at the 2013 TrustedReviews Awards we added: “As with all new technologies, it might still be a bit raw to tempt many to jump in early, but LG should be applauded for the engineering and design innovation at work here. It's the kind of phone makes us excited about phones again. “

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L4lefty

January 6, 2014, 6:20 pm

Aside from the innovation, which is remarkable...I'm just not discerning what the benefits of having a flexible phone are (minor ergonomics aside), it does just seem like a gimmick to me. Can someone explain what I'm missing?

Promptneutron

January 6, 2014, 8:53 pm

Agreed. Tech for tech sake?

mark choletti

January 6, 2014, 10:09 pm

It's called techie-loon syndrome.

Promptneutron

January 7, 2014, 5:40 pm

Yep. I'm a certified tech-geek in my mid 40s who has seen a lot of bona-fide and dubious devices emerge but I really cannot suss this one out. Is it just an Asian thing? Japanese, Korean etc, they're all mad for it!

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