Late last month LG officially unveiled the world’s first real curved smartphone. The LG G Flex is a curved smartphone that follows the contours of the face. Aside from its unique curved design this model also boasts of several new features including a new user experience.
Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, described the device by saying that “The LG G Flex is the best representation yet of how a smartphone should be curved. The LG G Flex with its distinctive design, innovative hardware and consumer-centric UX represents the most significant development in the smartphone space since smartphone became part of our regular vocabulary.”
Just recently the device was spotted on a listing at the FCC with rumors saying that it will become available for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon this coming January. Right now the device has already cleared the FCC which means that if you can’t wait for a carrier specific version then you can get it right now.
Overseas Electronics is now selling the LG G Flex for $1049.99. The company website says the model supports LTE-A support on the 850 and 1800 bands which works in South Korea but is not compatible with the LTE networks in the US.
Negri Electronics also has the device listed on their website which is available for pre-order. The company has priced it at $1,109.50 and provides customers with the choice of getting the KT Telecom or the SK Telecom version. The KT Telecom version of the device is said to have limited LTE compatibility with US carriers.
Consumers who can’t wait to get their hands on this model can do so right now from these two online stores. The disadvantage is that you won’t be able to use the LTE feature and the price is quite high. It’s probably best to wait just a few months for the US carriers to release this model since it will come at a subsidized price and the LTE feature will definitely be working.
LG G Flex Technical Specifications (Korean Version)
- Chipset: 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm? Snapdragon™ 800 (MSM 8974)
- GPU: Adreno 330, 450MHz
- Display: 6-inch HD (1280 x 720), Curved P-OLED (Real RGB)
- Memory: 2GB LP DDR3 RAM / 32GB eMMc
- Camera: Rear 13.0MP / Front 2.1MP
- Battery: 3,500mAh (embedded)
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Size: 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9 – 8.7mm
- Weight: 177g
- Network: LTE-A / LTE / HSPA+ / GSM
- Connectivity: BT 4.0 / USB 3.0 compatible / WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) / NFC
- Color: Titan Silver
- Other: TDMB / Hi-Fi 24bit, 192kHz Playback