LG G Flex reportedly bringing its curvy frame to the U.S.Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
When LG first took the wraps off of the G Flex last month, it said that the curvy Android 4.2 smartphone would be released on all three major carriers in South Korea. The Life's Good crew has been fairly silent about G Flex availability outside of its native country, but according to some new reports, the device will eventually make its way onto U.S. shelves.
A recent tweet from prolific leakster @evleaks claims that the LG G Flex will be sold by AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile here in the U.S. CNET then threw its hat into the rumor ring, reporting that one of its sources has indicated that the G Flex will indeed breach U.S. shores. Unfortunately, neither leak contains any information on when the G Flex might arrive stateside or how much it'll cost when it does.
Obviously the main draw of the G Flex is its screen, which is a 6-inch 720p panel that curves from top to bottom, which LG says makes the device itself more ergonomic. The G Flex also features a "self-healing" film on its backside that allows users to easily remove light scratches. When it comes to more traditional specs, LG's G Flex is packing a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, microSD card slot and 4G LTE. It's also got a 13-megapixel rear camera, complete with a G2-like set of volume and power buttons, and a 2.1-megapixel front facing camera.
The G Flex's large size and curvy frame will likely limit its mainstream consumer appeal a bit, but it's still an interesting device and I'm glad to hear that LG may actually be planning to make it available outside of South Korea. Considering its high-end spec sheet and that curve, the G Flex likely won't be cheap when and if it finally lands in the U.S., but at least those of us that are intrigued by the idea of a curved smartphone will have the opportunity to easily snag one.