Friday, November 22, 2013

G Flex: The Curved Smartphone

LG announced that the next newest and biggest smartphone it will be releasing will include many new features, one of which is a curved display. The G Flex is curved on a horizontal axis to provide better ergonomics and to fit the curvature of the user's face during phone calls. This new design seems to make sense, and it will be the first commercially available smart phone of its kind. With a curved display the phone can offer a larger display while still being easily reachable to the thumb without much adjustment of the hand. The curved screen also mimics the display of new curved screen televisions which allow for a better multimedia viewing experience.

Another draw of the G Flex is the "self healing" back panel. The backside of the G Flex is coated with a protective film that is able to remove scratches to a certain degree. Huge scratches will most likely not be able to be healed, but small scratches, such as scratches from keys, will heal themselves within minutes. Here is a video of the phone doing so:

Although I probably won't get the G Flex due to being a broke college kid, its still an innovative idea that will push other developers to go above and beyond. With new technology being released each day I can't wait to see what will be the next big release.

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