LG announced today that its curved smartphone, the G Flex, will be moving into several key markets in Asia, and eventually will roll out globally. The LG G Flex was released in Korea last month and has turned many heads with its innovative design and self-healing case. Now LG’s bringing it to new markets!
The LG G Flex will be coming to Singapore and Hong Kong according to LG’s announcement, and that’s just the beginning of the phone’s “global rollout”. While LG hasn’t commented on when or if the G Flex will be coming to the United States, Europe, or other markets, the tone of the announcement seems to hint that these steps out of Korea are only the beginning,
The LG G Flex has high-end specs on par with any of the latest phones. It features a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of data storage space. Its curved display is a whopping 6 inches, however its 1280×720 screen resolution pales in comparison to LG’s G2 flagship.
Along with Samsung’s Galaxy Round, the LG G Flex is ushering in the era of curved and flexible handsets. The G Flex should be making its way to U.S. shores eventually. It’s currently on sale in Korea for $950, so LG will have to drop the price considerably before the device is attractive to western markets.
For more information, LG’s press release follows below and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!
LG G FLEX BEGINS GLOBAL ROLLOUT WITH INTRODUCTION IN KEY ASIAN MARKETS
World’s First Curved, Flexing, Self-Healing Smartphone Available For The First Time Outside Korea
SEOUL, Dec. 4, 2013 — LG Electronics (LG) is introducing LG G Flex, the world’s first curved flexing smartphone, to the global market starting in Singapore and Hong Kong this week. Key markets in Asia will also announce the availability of this innovative device before the end of the year, soon to be followed by other regions.
The LG G Flex has captivated early adopters everywhere as the first smartphone curved to follow the contour of the human face, made possible with the implementation of the world’s first curved smartphone battery. With a durable plastic OLED (P-OLED) HD display, the G Flex also comes with a self-healing back cover that eliminates those day-to-day scratches, making it the first smartphone to incorporate such technology. These innovative features have earned LG’s latest smartphone significant praise and accolades from major media outlets worldwide.
Customers in Singapore will be able to place their pre-orders for LG G Flex beginning December 8. In Hong Kong, the device goes on sale starting December 13 and will be available through major carriers and leading electronics retailers.
The vertically curved G Flex is the latest device in LG’s premium G Series and incorporates proprietary innovations from other LG companies such as LG Display and LG Chem. The curved 6-inch Real RGB P-OLED display was developed specifically for the G Flex and is the largest of its kind in the world. The 3,500mAh curved battery from LG Chem was also developed with LG G Flex in mind and is also a world’s first.
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