LG G Flex hits Korea next week, European launch confirmed — where else?

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Folks in Korea will be able to get their hands on LG’s take on the the curved smartphone next week, according to an official news release from the company. The LG G Flex will be available beginning November 12th at a price of 999,900 won, a number that equates to about $940. The release also confirmed a European launch on Orange France for December.

The only question remaining is whether or not we will see the phone, which features a flexible OLED panel, make its way to the United States. LG and Samsung have been in a bit of a curved OLED dogfight that began with the larger panels of their television lineups before the technology made its way to smartphones with the G Flex and Galaxy Round. Both handsets show the early promise of bendable displays, but neither is realized as a truly foldable smartphone, a concept shown off in early mockups and prototypes showcasing the technology. LG’s model has, however, been demonstrated to a show a good deal of mailability.

The fact that these curved phones are niche devices acting more as proof-of-concept pieces, it wouldn’t be surprising if they remain relegated to smaller markets. A full-fledged release in the States is unlikely for either device, but it might not be out of the question to see the G Flex surface on a lone American carrier.

[via Newswire]

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  • victor montez

    Meh. Too gimmicky for me..

    • Elisha Christopher

      What’s so “gimmicky” about the phone? This wordterm is so conney.

      • victor montez

        I don’t really see the need for a bendable display. Don’t get me wrong the phone looks very sleek and I’m sure its going to be a beast in the specs dept. Just not my cup of tea

      • Wozn2

        gim·mick

        “An innovative stratagem or scheme employed especially to promote a project”

  • turboboxer

    I want this to come to T-mo in the States! I would totally rock this on the jump plan in case I cannot stand it but I think it is a very intersting design. I always coveted the GNex screen and it’s curve! Not sure how it would work out in practice but I like the idea!

    • No_Nickname90

      I’m just like that now. You can just try phones and the next thing you know, 6 months would have passed and you can swap it out for another one.

    • gary

      LG D959TS is the G Flex for T-mobile USA.

      LG D950 (AT & T), LG LS995 (Sprint)

      LG D958 (HongKong), LG D955 (DEU)

  • Tom Kasper

    Malleability, unless you meant even the post office can’t touch it.

  • aw1974

    Throw a 1080p panel on this bad boy and I might consider it.

  • No_Nickname90

    I was like “$999,999!? WTF they think this is!?” LoL!! You can’t just throw numbers out there like that. You scared the mess out of me.

  • hemipw54

    I am a back pocket kind of person, would the funny to pull this out of your back pocket and exclaim “Oh no, my phone got bent from setting on it!” Worth a laugh or two.

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  • gary

    LG D959TS is the T-mobile version G Flex

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