Nov 13 AT 5:55 PM Dima Aryeh 8 Comments

LG G Flex headed to the US, gracing T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint

LG G Flex

The Samsung Galaxy Round is Samsung’s first foray into the flexible display world, and it was more of a “test” than anything. The company announced that the device will not be sold outside of a few countries, so the US would never get it. This is despite some thinking it was somewhat cool (those software features to let you control the phone by tilting were nifty). However, the competition is a little more ambitious.

LG also has a phone with a flexible display, but the curve is the other way. I thought the LG G Flex was going to be a similar concept to the Galaxy Round, a test in the flexible display market. But no, it looks like LG is going all out and releasing it in as many places as possible. Thanks to @evleaks, we now know that the device will be coming to T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint here in the US. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Verizon will be getting this device.

The phone features a 6-inch 720p display, a 2.26GHz quad core Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, a 3,500 mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2 out of the box. it also has a self healing back plate, which can heal small scratches, and the thing actually bends. Yes, the flexible display isn’t just inside a rigid body, the device is capable of flexing before breaking.

No other information was given, like release dates or prices, but we can assume that the price will be high. Flexible displays are in their infancy, so assume you’ll be paying a high price for one of these phones. Though with those specs, it is pretty justified. Would you buy an LG G Flex for yourself? Are you mad at Verizon? Leave a comment!

Via: Droid-Life

Source: @evleaks

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Bart

    Hey Dima. I agree with you that both this and the Samsung device seem be more a “testing the market waters” than anything. I’ve read about mold-able batteries, which I can see becoming a part of devices like this. LG’s device here and Sammy’s Round don’t interest me. I’m waiting until they have actual scroll-like of folding devices such as the one Sammy did the video on a while back.

    • Arthur

      The specs, aside from the screen are flagship worthy and that 3,500mAh battery I believe is the second highest in a smartphone right under the Oppo N1 IIRC is 3,600mAh. As much as I would love to use a phone this large since the screen real estate is almost tablet territory, I want a phone I can use one-handed. My N4 is a handful for me as it is.

      The folding style devices I would put at least 5 years out, it has taken about 2 years before these curved flexible screens have come to market and they are still very experimental, most will be hard pressed to see the benefit of these curved screens.

  • Greatness awaits

    Too much front flexing, its back hurts. Looks terrible, imho.

  • ZRod

    I was unimpressed by this at first. Now that I have seen videos of it actually flexing and the self-healing, I am very impressed. The only thing I really would like, that is doable with current technology, is a way for it to snap flat for movies and what not, then flex when needed for durability and showing off.

    • donger

      Same here.

  • SGB101

    6″ may be too big but if it’s squeezed in to a note2 size it may be ok.

    But dam, that processor with a 720p screen and that battery, it will run allllllllll daaaaaay long, I like it just for that. O ye it flexs

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  • Aamir Lehri

    The best smartphone i have ever used this phone is just awesome