LG Said to Be Working On G Flex 2 with Flexible Chassis

Jane McEntegart

November 25, 2013 9:15pm

LG has already demonstrated the G Flex’s impressive flexibility, but the device could actually get more flexible in the future. According to the latest reports, LG is working to add a rubber frame to its bendy smartphone. ZDNet Korea reports that the second iteration of LG G Flex will boast a special rubber chassis that will enable the device to flex up to 90 degrees.

The current version of the G Flex features a P-OLED display and curved OLED panel built on plastic substrates instead of glass, and a specially designed flexible battery that uses LG Chem’s patented Stack & Folding technology to reduce physical stress and improve stability and performance. The end result is a phone that is flexible to a certain extent, but nothing close to the 90 degrees ZDNet Korea is talking about.

Comparatively, Samsung’s Galaxy Round, the other curved smartphone on the market, features a curved display but is not actually flexible. What’s more, Samsung went for a side-to-side horizontal curve as opposed to the top-to-bottom curve on the LG G Flex.

The LG G Flex is already out in Korea and is headed for the U.S. on T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. Not word yet on when the phone might make its way to Canada or which networks will offer it.

Source: ZDNet Korea

  • formulaphone

    I really think that LG are pushing the boundaries more than Samsung these days. Looks good on ‘em.

  • ModernHydra

    So this is interesting to me because of what it might mean for dropped phones. Imagine if they bounce instead of shattering.

    • S2556

      This.

  • mdram

    Wouldn’t mind seeing a device like this with Windows on it. Not a big android fan.

    • ScooterinAB

      Burn him!

      Just kidding. As the technology improves, we’ll likely see it used by other companies. It’s just a matter of time.