LG's G Flex Curved Phone Headed for Major U.S. Carriers

We've already heard a ton about the G Flex, but now the flexible smartphone is finally officially coming to the United States. The device was first unveiled back in October of 2013 for its Korean launch. LG never ruled out an international launch, but it kept pretty quiet about its plans. Then, in December, LG held an exclusive event in California to show the American press the G Flex in person. Obviously, LG was preparing for a U.S. announcement.

 

 

Just a few weeks later, at CES 2014, LG confirmed plans to launch the G Flex in the United States. The South Korean company is partnering with AT&T, T-Mobile and eventually Sprint to bring the G Flex to Americans. Unfortunately, we don't know when it's coming out or how much we can expect to pay for the phone.

   

The International version of the G Flex comes equipped with a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 32 GB of storage, and a flexible 3500 mAh integrated battery. This, of course, is in addition to the 6-inch 720p POLED display.

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  • Christopher Shaffer
    This is interesting, but I really thought flexible and printable electronics would have been given more practical uses by now.When I gave my EE report on the future of printed electronics, my vision was definitely a lot more vast than a novelty phone; I'd expect LG to take better advantage of the tech if one EE student can come up with better uses (not tooting my horn; shunning LG for lack of innovation). I gave that report 2 years ago, now.I'm sorry, I just don't see any practical application here. Samsung's Nexus S 4G was curved, and that was nifty and comfortable, but other than being able to bend the phone to your face and the initial novelty effect, this seems pointless.

    Samsung demoed the same tech in 2010 at CES:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY_ADCTBKVE

    I was thinking they might be a bit more creative, like using a flexible synthetic network of nerves to control carbon nano mesh for use in prosthetic "muscles", but I guess a flexible phone is more profitable. See: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/03/nanomuscle/
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  • Rhinofart
    That thing is huge! Is it really flexible though? Can I bend it and stuff? If not, then drop the flexible description.
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  • soldier44
    Gimmicky with only a slight curve and lost interest in it when I saw the 720p spec.
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