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LG reveals specs for G Flex -- its curved display smartphone

The much-rumored handset will feature a 6-inch 720p and a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor. Oh, and it'll also have a "self-healing" scratch-resistant back.

The LG G Flex. LG

LG's much-rumored G Flex will feature a 6-inch 720p curved display, according to specifications released Sunday by the company.

Weighing in at 177 grams, the G Flex measures between 7.9 and 8.7 millimeters thick at various points along its vertical arc. The handset is powered by a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and sports 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, and a 3,500 mAh battery.

A "dual window" mode allows the screen to be divided to accommodate multitasking and a "swing lock screen" changes the appearance of the handset's wallpaper in relation to how the device is being held and presents different unlock touch effects based on the position of the user's finger.

Comparing one of the handset's features to superhero Wolverine's ability to regenerate tissue cells to heal his wounds, LG said its smartphone will also have a "self-healing" scratch-resistant film applied to its back cover that the company promises will remove light scratches "within minutes."

The specs were included in a Korean Newswire press release that didn't offer any hints on when the consumers can expect a global rollout for the device. LG is slated to introduce the phone in November, although that date could shift.

CNET has contacted LG for more information and will update this report when we learn more.

As CNET senior editor Jessica Dolcourt explains, a flexible display doesn't mean the phone will be able to bend or flex. Rather, the display will be set at a curved -- but stationary -- position. The curve is dramatic enough to comfortably fit around your face but not so angular that it looks weird.

LG touted this technology in a press release in May and introduced a curved 55-inch OLED TV panel and 5-inch plastic OLED panel as a demonstration at a trade show.

(Via Engadget)