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World's First Flexible Smartphone Added to 51Degrees.mobi Device Detection

Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

World's First Flexible Smartphone Added to 51Degrees.mobi Device Detection

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This week a combination of 241 new hardware devices, new browsers and new operating system versions have been added to the device detection database. Continuing with our theme of last week by adding more devices seen at the CES show in Las Vegas.

This week sees the introduction of Nokia's latest two offerings, the Lumia 1320 and Lumia 525. Originally unveiled at CES In January these two new devices are aimed towards the more affordable end of the consumer spectrum. The Lumia 1320 is essentially a budget version of Nokia's first attempt at a phablet sized device, the Lumia 1520. Likewise the Lumia 525 is an updated version of the popular Lumia 520.

The Lumia 1320 enters the fray with a 6" IPS display clocking in with a moderate resolution for its size of 720p. The inner workings consist of a dual core Snapdragon S4 with dual core 1.7GHz Krait CPU, an Adreno 305 and 1GB RAM, power users and gamers may not be thrilled but for general use this will do just fine. The camera has also been reduced to a 5MP snapper, whereas the Lumia 1520 was equipped with a 20MP Pureview, but of course budget price means budget features. To round it off the Lumia 1320 has a 3400 mAh battery and 8GB of internal storage which can expanded by a further 64GB via the MicroSD slot. The Lumia 1320 also has LTE support which our next entry lacks.

The Lumia 525 is a refinement in the entry level market and many customers will see the similarities to the older Lumia 520. The Lumia 525 has a 4" IPS display and the same hardware power as the larger Lumia 1320, namely Snapdragon S4 with dual core 1GHz Krait CPU, Adreno 305 and 1GB RAM. It is similarly outfitted with a 5MP camera, 8GB of internal storage and a MicroSD slot which can further expand the memory by another 64GB. On paper these two new devices seem very alike, the most prominent differences are the display sizes; 4" of the Lumia 525 vs 6". The battery sizes; 1430 mAh of the Lumia 525 vs 3400 mAh and the CPU frequency; 1GHz of the Lumia 525 vs 1.7GHz.

Moving away from the entry level devices we now look at one of the newer and more interesting premium devices, leaked many times and seen in the flesh during CES, the LG G Flex. The G Flex is still somewhat of a novelty, a new technology process has enabled LG to not only create a device with a curved screen but one that will allow said curves to be flattened without damaging the device. If that hasn't caught your interest then maybe the ability of the G Flex's back cover to self-heal scratches and dents will have you reaching for the tin-foil hats.

The G Flex comes with a 6" 720p Plastic OLED (POLED) touchscreen with Corning's Gorilla Glass, quad core Krait CPU's, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB RAM. 13MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera, 32GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, IR blaster and all of the usual features expected of a high end device these days. The LG Flex also houses the worlds first curved flexible lithium polymer battery, coming in with a size of 3500 mAh. All the magic aside, for a premium phablet sized device the display resolution is quite low, the PPI is a not very impressive 245. The device dimensions are also quite large, even for a phablet, additionally there is no MicroSD card slot.

All this Premium technology does come with a Premium price, a SIM free handset will set you back in the region of £700 which even not considering its shortcomings is a pretty hefty price tag, out-pricing even the most expensive flagships. Time will tell if this device will appeal to more than just early adopters and technology aficionados.

This week also brings us the addition of Motorola's Moto G, Sony's Playstation 4 software 1.52 and Chrome 34, among many others.

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