For a device that’s bound to only hit Korea and even that in limited quantities, the curved LG G Flex is sure enjoying a long, healthy run in the rumor mix. Only today, for once, we’re not (just) hearing about its “curvalicious” design.
Or about how it takes the same concept behind Samsung’s Galaxy Round, but executes it differently, with vertical instead of horizontal loops. Which may or may not be a good thing, mostly depending on what your stance on curved smartphones is in the first place.
Today’s story therefore focuses primarily on what’s inside the eccentric G Flex frame. Namely, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, paired with an Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB RAM. Plus, 32 GB of base storage.
Ring any bells? It should, as it’s essentially become the standard hardware configuration for high-end Androids. LG’s own G2 included, which we’re guessing was a major inspiration for this fellow’s manufacturing, both from a visual and technical standpoint.
So what sets the two apart, aside from the obvious design discrepancies? One thing: the G Flex is larger, at 6 inches, yet more modest resolution-wise, with 1,280 x 720 pixels and 244 ppi. That’s way off of G2’s stunning 424 ppi pixel density, being the one thing that makes the Flex not look destined for greatness. Well, that and its very likely limited availability.
It’s worth stressing however that the meager screen doesn’t cripple G Flex’s benchmark performance at all, still allowing or maybe even helping it achieve a stellar 33,000 points score in AnTuTu. If only that would mean something palpable, eh?
Anyways, let’s not forget to mention the G Flex (aka LG LS995) runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out the box (soon to be upgraded to 4.3, I reckon) and packs a 13 MP camera on its hump. ETA? Sometime in November.