LG G Flex will be released in Korea on November 12, coming to Orange France next month
The curved LG G Flex is going to become available in the company’s native South Korea on November 12, which is next Tuesday. It will be offered by all three carriers in the country (SKT, KT, and LG U+), and pre-orders have started today.
The G Flex is anything but cheap, as you may expect from what is essentially more of a technology showcase than a device intended for mass consumption. If you’re in Korea you can have one for 999,900 won, which at the current exchange rates amounts to approximately $940 or €704. That’s the price you need to pay to have the coolest toy on the block.
Despite the fact that LG’s screen manufacturing division can’t really make that many curved displays for the G Flex, the company is intent on launching the smartphone in other countries as well. The first one on the list seems to be France, where the G Flex should become available sometime next month via Orange. Unfortunately there’s no pricing information just yet for France, but the handset may be even more expensive there than in South Korea.
The LG G Flex and Samsung’s Galaxy Round are the first handsets to ever come with curved screens, though each maker chose a different curve for its particular device. Neither of these are intended for the mass market, but they are probably going to feel significant in the future, when such displays become more prevalent and we look back at the phablets that started it all.