It looks like the curved display on LG’s G Flex smartphone isn’t as hard wearing as LG seem to think. According to the Korea Times some LG G Flex users have been reporting that their displays have become “bumpy”, LG have responded to the claims acknowledging the bumps and reassure that it won’t affect performance.
LG’s flexible curved LG G Flex was mostly advertised as having a curved and flexible display that can withstand being flattened using a fair bit of force. What LG hesitated to make us aware of was that excessive bending could cause the screen to bubble and become bumpy. Since the report by The Korea Times LG have spoken out about the defect:
“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 issue has no relation to the performance and quality of the device,”
LG also explained to The Korea Times that the bumps will eventually disappear over time and that pressing he bumps back into the glass may help. The company also explained that the device shouldn’t undergo “frequent, excessive force on the device or the screen,” in order to make the screen flat and that the flexibility is to protect the device against “sudden impacts such as being sat on or laid down on.”
The LG G Flex is slowly making its way over to Europe and North America bit with reports that the screen is bubbling due to excessive bending will that put some people off from purchasing the curved device? Let me know your thoughts and leave a comment below!