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.'