11:30 AM — LG’s G Flex curved screen smartphone has been on the headlines for quite a while. Ever since its release, many have done pretty nice reviews of the smartphone. Its ability to be flattened even though its curved, a self-healing back amongst other features, is the reason why the smartphone is popular. The G Flex is also coming to the Unites States sometime this year as well.
For those that already have the smartphone, some of you may notice that there are small bumps on your screen. The Korea Times reports that this is a manufacturing defect in the device. If you look to the right, you will see two small bumps on the G Flex screen. “LG Electronics was rather hesitant in releasing its curved-screen smartphone as it was previously aware of some technical problems,” an unnamed official at the Korea Display Industry Association said. Continuing on, the unnamed official says that “LG should have notified consumers ahead of the product launch.”
LG has reassured customers that the bumps do not interfere in any way with the way the phone is supposed to function. All touch features, apps, everything will work as normal and these bumps will not interfere. Even though the bumps will not interfere, LG knew about this issue at launch. It should have been taken care of before product launch. So why did LG neglect this issue? There are several reasons that come into play. One reason can be is Samsung. Samsung introduced their curved Galaxy Round smartphone and LG introduced the G Flex soon after. Both companies were entering a new category of smartphones, so LG didn’t want Samsung to take all of the glory.
“Because key components inside the G Flex such as the glass cover, OLED display, battery and frame are elastic, excessive or frequent force that flattens the device may produce bumps,” the company told The Korea Times in a statement. Additionally, the “issue has no relation to the performance and quality of the device.” As told earlier, the bumps will disappear in time, or after pressing the bump on the glass cover.
If you want to have your LG G Flex last a long time, you should not use “frequent, excessive force on the device or the screen.” The elasticity of the G Flex’s screen helps it survive damage from “sudden impacts such as being sat on or laid down on.” There are several benefits to the LG G Flex, such as the self-healing back. The way the smartphone was designed, it helps prevent normal damage that we see in everyday smartphones, while providing a new, unique experience for consumers.
LG G Flex is launching in the United States later this year. It will be available on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Will you be getting it?