LG G Flex Reportedly Coming to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile

It's been a couple of weeks since LG took the wraps off of its curved smartphone, the G Flex. However, the company has yet to talk about when we might actually see the device in stores in the United States.

Evleaks today tweeted that he/she had received confirmation that the LG G Flex would be available via AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the USA. Though there was no time frame mentioned, the G Flex is currently Korea-only, so to hear that LG has plans to make the phone available in North America is certainly encouraging. It's also good to know that it won't be exclusive to one specific carrier.

The G Flex features a 6-inch curved plastic OLED display and curves top-to-bottom as opposed to side-to-side. It's based on a 2.26 GHz Snapdragon 800 and Adreno 330 graphics with 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a rear-facing 13-megapixel camera with a 2.1-megapixel camera up front, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, LTE, WiFi, and a 3,500 mAh curved battery. It also has a self-healing back that helps to protect against scratches, and (unlike Samsung's Galaxy Round, which just has a curved display) the G Flex is actually somewhat flexible, as demonstrated in a video released earlier this week

Samsung's Galaxy Round is Korea-only in that there won't be an official U.S. launch, but word recently got out that some retailers plan to sell the device anyway. This includes Negri Electronics, which began taking pre-purchase payments two week ago for a hefty $1,129.50 and is now shipping unlocked units (in black) 'on request.'

Follow Jane McEntegart @JaneMcEntegart. Follow us @tomshardware, on Facebook and on Google+.

  • timoseewho
    in what way is a curved phone more useful than a normal flat phone?
  • teh_chem
    I have loved my LG Optimus G--still no desire to upgrade to anything yet--but these curved-screen phones are dumb. Seriously dumb, just a way to have something different. Different isn't always good. The Samsung galaxy nexus had a slightly curved screen, and it proved no purpose. A curved screen just unnecessarily increases the depth of the phone, and provides an annoying distortion of what the user sees.
  • rwinches
    It fits the curve of your butt when in your back pants pocket, where the majority of owners keep their phone.
    And it cuts reflections. And it advances technology. And you may never ever see one.
    And it is great because it upsets all the anal commenters who can not deal with change.
  • WyomingKnott
    11932334 said:
    Another stupid fad...like that idiotic smart watch.

    Yeah, but if it's in my back pocket and I sit down, it won't break.
  • teh_chem
    11942782 said:
    Yeah, but if it's in my back pocket and I sit down, it won't break.

    Why is THIS the argument that people keep latching on to? How many phones break because morons leave them in their back pocket and sit down on it? Regardless, where my back pocket sits on my ass, it's nowhere near its curvature. Pointless argument for a useless design that's only released to look different.

    I'm not everyone else, but I carry my phone in my front pant pocket--this would be a cumbersome and unnecessary bulge in my pants...
  • Reynod
    Due to the already cumbersome but necessary bulge in my pants I am unable to accomodate the aforsaid phone in my front pockets ... so it goes in my jacket pocket or bag.

    I don't put things in my back pocket other than my wallet ... right hand side.

    If I put my phone in my left hand back pocket it would definately break due to my alloy hip.

    It is a complex world ... sadly I don't have all of the answers so I aim to make people laugh.