LG G Flex will debut in South Korea on November 12, but unlike Samsung Galaxy Round, which is confined to South Korea only, it will be launched globally, coming to Europe starting December, announced Koo Bon-joon VC at LG Electronics.
“We are now in discussions with global telecommunications firms. The curved smartphone is expected to be available in the US, Japanese, and European markets,” quoted Koo Bon-joon at an event. That being said that it will likely to hit European market in December before it makes way to US and other region.
As per reports, G Flex will be available for 999,900 Korean Won, around $940 in the U.S., £580 in the U.K., and €695 in Europe at current exchange rates. It’s slightly less than Galaxy Round which was introduced at KRW 1,089,000.
The first European country to receive the smartphone will be France about a month after the South Korean market. It will be distributed via operator Orange, at a price yet to be announced.
LG G Flex is characterized by a particular curvature of the display and body, designed to adapt to the user’s face. It sports an ultra-light and thin flexible OLED display with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels and is powered by 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, flanked by Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. It packs 32GB of internal memory and is also equipped with a microSD card slot expandable up to 64GB.
In addition to other features, it features all standard connectivity options and comes with a 3,500 mAh battery, weighs 177 grams, and is 7.9mm at its thinnest while being 8.7mm at its thickest. There are two cameras, one front-facing 2.1-megapixel sensor and one rear 13-megapixel with LED flash, capable of recording 1080p video at 30fps.
The curved smartphone runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box and has a special coating on the body that repairs itself from scratches.
LG is definitely going to give Galaxy Round a hard time with low price and global launch. Even major South Korean mobile carriers including SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus have shown immense interest in the curved baby of LG as informed by The Korean Herald.