Posts tagged with: G Flex
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    The Samsung Galaxy Round turned out to be more of a "proof of concept" device, with limited availability. Then the LG G Flex was announced, this time, with the right curvature -- but it all comes down to personal preference after all -- and we've heard news back last month that the phone is expected to be on the line-up of most US carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. On that very same note, you can see above an alleged press render of the LG G Flex for Sprint, courtesy of @evleaks. The model number is said to be LS995, and we've already seen the phone drop by at the FCC. ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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    The big phones only get bigger, it seems. We've been clamoring over gigantic phones since the original Galaxy Note announcement, and possibly even before that over phones which are now comparably quite small. Personally, I've been carrying large phones since January 2012, not long after the original Galaxy Note made its way stateside. And I've been back and forth between loving and hating giant phones ever since. They come with a handful of advantages, and just as much baggage. After all is said and done, though, I'm always happy to come back to a larger smartphone (within reason) due to ...

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    Pitting smartphones against the Galaxy Note 3 usually goes something like this: "well, x phone is nice, but it doesn't have the utility, multitasking, S Pen, or horsepower of the Note 3. So there." Thanks to its substantial feature load, Samsung's juggernaut has remained the essential master of the phablet space ever since its launch, leaving many would-be competitors in the dust when they show up with a big screen and not much else. That's not the case this time around. LG's G Flex comes equipped not just with a 6-inch display, but with a first-of-its-kind curved chassis coated in an ...

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    Curved displays on smartphones are finally a reality, and I couldn't be happier. The last few months have brought us not only the Samsung Galaxy Round, but the LG G Flex as well, each putting its own unique spin on the idea of smartphones built around displays made from flexible OLED substrates. And really, my interest is less about curved phones being more practical, or ergonomically superior, and a simple matter of geeking-out: I'm going to get excited when someone's trying something new like this, regardless of practicality or benefits. But at least in this case, there really could be ...

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    Earlier today, while we were busy hanging with some of you fine folks on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Live, a lot was going down elsewhere. Our LG G Flex review was in the final polishing stages; our own Taylor Martin was kicking out some coverage on Motorola's mold-breaking budget wonder, the Moto G; and friend of the show Marques Brownlee was interviewing Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola Mobility. All that activity demands a followup, of course, and what better venue for an end-of-week wrapup than the Pocketnow Weekly podcast? We can't think of any, either. So whether you're here ...

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    "There's nothing flat about you." Depending on your gender, self-image, and the cultural values where you live, that quote (from Dr. Ramchan Woo, LG's Head of Mobile Product Planning) could be taken any number of ways. But applied to the whole of humanity in the most general sense possible, it's true: we're a race of rather rounded organisms. Yet the smartphones we carry with us to communicate with our curvy compatriots are almost invariably flat: boxy, right-angled handhelds that often pay little more than passing attention to ergonomics. That's the reason, according to Dr. Woo, that LG ...

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    Click this link to join the hangout! . Topic We've talked about the LG G Flex a lot, but there's still a lot more to be said about this curved, and flexible phone. If you somehow missed our real-life torture test, you should definitely catch up and watch it. We know you've been waiting for the final, full review of the device, and we'll give you just that, really soon. Until then, we're bringing it along to the Pocketnow Live so that we can use it for demo purposes. No, we'll not abuse the phone any more! Another phone worth getting excited about is the Motorola Moto G; well, if it's not ...

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    The LG G Flex is a unique phone for the moment, but the company predicts that flexible phones will acquire 40% of the market by 2018. We’ve already seen its main features — self-healing, and flexibility — in action in our real-life torture test, and now we’re unboxing this curved device. While you enjoy the video below, and our adjacent coverage, waiting for the full upcoming review, we’ll remind you of the phone’s specs: flexible OLED screen of 6-inches with a 720p resolution, quad-core 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, as well as ...

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    When LG announced the G Flex on October 28, the self-healing and bendable phone became available on its home market, in South Korea, with no information regarding international/global plans. However, today, LG has officially made its plans for the G Flex public, and we're looking at a global availability soon. Singapore and Hong Kong (pre-orders on December 8 and December 13, respectively) are the first ones to get the device, starting this week. "Before the end of the year", the G Flex will be announced for other key markets in Asia, and, "soon" after that, other regions will get it too. ...

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    The LG G Flex is not only self-healing, to a certain degree, as we've demonstrated in our G Flex torture test, but it also has another neat trick up its sleeve, which basically gives the phone its name: it bends. As demonstrated, the G Flex is able to bend both positively (in the direction of the curve) and negatively (in the opposite direction) to a certain degree in order to withstand real-life torture challenges. According to LG, flexible smartphones are a big deal; the South Korean phone maker strongly believes that, by 2018, these flexible phones will account for 40% of the market, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily a we talk about the Microsoft-Nokia deal, which just got approved by the FTC. Then we talk about Meizu and its new smartphone with a display that exceeds current standards. Samsung is up next as we go through the new color variants of the Galaxy Note 3, along with a possible lite version of the Galaxy Note 3 in MWC. Then we talk about the Oppo N1, its release, and what to expect of the CyanogenMod variant. We end today's show talking about the LG G Flex, and our first ever torture test. All this and more after the break. Stories: - FTC gives Microsoft-Nokia ...

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    If you've been paying attention to the Pocketnow crew the past few months, you'll know that one of us is somewhat enamored of the LG G Flex. We spent much of this week's podcast talking about our week with the unusual phablet, its curved casing a breath of excitement in an otherwise stolid and straitlaced world of right angles. But there's more to the G Flex than the subtle hint of bananaphone in its chassis. LG's latest Android device also brings another first to the high-end smartphone world: a "self-healing" coating designed to seal up minor scratches in a few minutes' time, keeping the ...

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    We at Pocketnow have a lot to be thankful for this week. We're busier than ever, our YouTube channel just passed 500,000 subscribers and we're deep in the planning stages for the new year's big tech expos. But most importantly, we're all still in the business of reporting on mobile gadgets, and that's something we all feel pretty lucky about. On today's late-Friday edition of the Weekly, we'll fill you in on some of the fun stuff coming down the pipe: from our forthcoming LG G Flex review, to wooden Moto X devices hitting shelves, to the future union of Windows RT and Windows Phone. We'll ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HTC's Golden One, which is not made of gold this time, aside from some leaked specs of the HTC M8. Microsoft follows the news as we go through the possibility of a fusion between Windows 8 and Windows RT. Later we talk about the successor to the LG G Flex, which the company plans to make uniquely bendable. Apple is next as some of the company's 2014 plans have been leaked, and they include a bigger iPad and the iWatch. We end today's show talking about Google's Eric Schmidt, and how he recommends Android to his friends over iPhones. All this ...

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    We are only now seeing the first real fruits of the multi-year effort to bring flexible displays to smartphones. The first wave doesn't really bend – or at least not much – but as we saw from Samsung as it explained its goals for the future, that's very much where we're headed. Even with these models so new, we're already hearing about some follow-up rumors, like LG's work on a new version of its G Flex. This G Flex 2 may be in the pipeline for a launch in a little under a year from now, relatively in-line with the anniversary of the announcement of the first G Flex. It sounds like LG ...

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    Scratches. I hate scratches! I hate them on my screen. I hate them on my case. I hate scratches! To help combat scratches on screens we have devices with Gorilla Glass and oleophobic coatings, but the backs of our phones and tablets seem to get nicked, marred, scratched, even gouged, and the only thing we can do is put them in some sort of protective case. Why can't there be a self healing phone? I was first introduced to self-healing materials when I saw an educational program about a gas tank that can literally repair itself when it's punctured. How good is it? It was developed for ...

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    When we first heard that curved-screen smartphones were becoming a reality, we were more than a bit worried we'd get models that were one-trick ponies, meant to show off the new display tech, but with little else going for them. But instead we've gotten devices like the LG G Flex, and even the curved screen and neat self-healing plastic aside, the hardware sounds like it makes for a pretty decent phablet. That's why we were so pleased to hear a rumor earlier this week that the G Flex might be coming to a whole bunch of US carriers. While we haven't been expecting that to go down until next ...

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    Smartphones are finally getting weird again, and I love it. Just a couple years ago, the landscape was a lot different than it is today, with a lot more variety in the sort of models that were coming out – for better or worse. We had that brief fling with autostereoscopic 3D phones, saw a number of models with multiple screens, and had manufacturers experimenting with some pretty elaborate form factors – heck, sometimes even doing more than one of those at a time, like the Kyocera Echo with dual screens and a crazy convertible tablet mode. But now: slate, slate, slate, slate. Even the ...

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    Not everyone sees the world in the same way. Of course that's plainly obvious if you've ever spent time in the dungeons comment sections of the internet, but it's easy to forget that it's also true in a literal sense. Not everyone sees or hears the same way you might … and that's as true for smartphone users as for anyone else. So what kind of considerations go into buying and using today's mobile technology products when you're visually impaired? What kind of brand wars exist in the world of the blind? Are we going in the right direction with audio cues and glass screens, or were the ...

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    There's little denying that LG's G Flex is an interesting smartphone. With its curved display, ever-so-flexible construction, and self-healing back, this is far from your typical handset. Are all those quirks enough to make you want to buy it, though? Well, one thing at a time – before getting to the decision of whether or not to purchase the phone, it would be smart to know if it's even going to be available in your next of the woods. Back when it launched, we knew it was confirmed for South Korea, but hadn't gotten word of any international plans. Today we hear a rumor that not only ...

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    We've already seen a short video demonstrating the bendability of the LG G Flex but so far there was nothing official from the manufacturer regarding this aspect of the G Flex naming, just as LG was short on details concerning that particular "self-healing" property of its back cover. We're finally seeing an official video, embedded below, which not only shows off the phone's capability of being bend straight, but also how the self-healing back cover actually recovers from being scratched. Compared to "conventional" back covers, the one on the G Flex seems to make scratches disappear ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some Google Now updates that have just reached iOS. Then we talk about Kazam, the company that was started by a couple of HTC employees that left the company recently. Then we go through the expansion of Moto Maker to other carriers, not just AT&T, which should happen in the next coming days. We later talk about the LG G Flex, how it can bend, and what this could mean to your experience owning the phone. We end today's show talking about rumors of a possible 12.9-inch iPad, which hints to an iPad Pro. All this and more after the break. ...

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    The LG G Flex bends and flexes, as you can see in the video below, but this is a feature you're likely not going to use very often. It was even left out of the official "specs and features" sheet probably because it puts stress on the hardware. We're not saying you'll likely break it, but, in case you do, we'd be willing to bet that LG's warranty won't cover it. We've seen a lot of videos, over time, where manufacturers intentionally stress devices, including bend tests; you can see one at the source link below. We're just saying: just because it withstands it, you don't necessarily need ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's quarter results, and what we should expect for the iPhone and iPad line-up future. Nokia is up next as their new Camera app is making it to older Lumia models for better photography. Samsung follows the news as their Android 4.3 update should reach our older phones soon to be compatible with the Galaxy Gear. Then it's Google Nexus 5 news as we see it in white, and we event get event info, though not Nexus related. We end today's show talking about the LG G Flex, which just became official, and with some interesting enhancements. All ...

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