By Stephen Schenck | October 25, 2013 12:08 PM
The curved-screen smartphone is upon us, and after Samsung got the ball rolling with the Galaxy Round, we got to see LG with its G Flex. While we got an unofficial look at the phone earlier this week, the question of its exact hardware makeup has eluded us. There was talk about the G Flex sharing much in common with the G2, and back when we were still calling the model the LG Z – assuming these really are the same device – there was the possibility that this big, curved display could keep the G2′s 1080p resolution. As we wait to see LG confirm the G Flex, we’re learning a little more about its hardware, thanks to some benchmark data.
First off, there are signs of at least carrier variants, an LG-F340S for South Korea, LG-F340l for Latin America, and LG-LS995 for Sprint in the US. The phone should run a Snapdragon 800, have 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel main camera, and 32GB storage (or at least the option for it). So far, we’re very much sailing in G2 waters. But at least according to this, the G Flex’s 6-inch display will only have a 720p resolution. That’s in stark contrast to Samsung’s curved display offering, which manages to implement this new tech while still pulling off 1080p.
Is that resolution difference going to kill the G Flex’s chances of success? It might have an impact, but the hook here is the shape more than anything, so maybe users will see past the larger pixels.