LG G Flex could be released globally soon
LG is reportedly pondering a global launch of the G Flex – its first smartphone to offer a curved display (6 inches, 1280 x 720 pixels).
During the handset’s official presentation in South Korea (where it should go on sale starting November 12), a company official has confirmed that the G Flex might be released in other markets.
“We are now in discussions with global telecommunications firms. The curved smartphone is expected to be available in the U.S., Japanese, and European markets,” declared LG vice chairman Koo Bon-joon.
If the G Flex won’t make it to these markets after all, other upcoming smartphones with curved displays will, as LG is confident that it’s “taking the lead in the nascent flexible smartphone market.”
A video presented by LG to The Verge – see below – is showing that the G Flex is, as its name suggests, flexible. Samsung’s Galaxy Round (which also sports a curved display, and seems to be a Korea-only product) does not to have this ability.
Running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to 4.4 KitKat), the LG G Flex features a quad-core 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, LTE, NFC, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 2.1MP front-facing camera, power and volume buttons on the back, self-healing coating (also on the back), 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal memory (there is no MicroSD card slot). The handset measures 160.5 x 81.6 x 8.7 mm, weighs 177 grams, and comes with a non-removable, curved 3,5000 mAh battery.
Via Korea Herald