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LG's curved G Flex phone solves a problem that nobody had

Evan Dashevsky | Oct. 29, 2013
LG finally makes their curved phone official. Does anyone care their phone looks like a potato chip?

While most consumers will probably never get their hands on the Galaxy Round, Samsung's take on the curved phone did take some advantage of the new form factor. Users could tip the phone along its curve to check notifications and time on their phone, utilizing the so-dubbed "Roll Effect" function. Meanwhile, the G Flex doesn't appear to take direct advantage of the phone's new shape, which seems like a missed opportunity.

In their current incarnations, curved handsets don't bring anything new to the mobile party. Are their really any consumers who are really perturbed by the way a flat phone feels against their cheek? None that I'm aware of. However, the real take away may be that manufactures have the ability to design mobile devices in a whole new way. While neither the Galaxy Round nor G Flex will set the mobile world ablaze, their real contribution may be setting the foundation for possibilities further down the line.

 

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