LG G Flex starts going on sale worldwide; coming to Europe in January

LG has announced that the LG G Flex is now rolling out on a global scale. The early days won’t see a widespread rollout, with only a few Asian countries getting in on the fun. This includes folks in Singapore on December 8th, and Hong Kong on December 13th. LG didn’t have specific dates for other regions, but they did mention we should be seeing the device launch in Europe before the end of January.

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The LG G Flex is the company’s first flexible smartphone that has been proven to be quite durable. Not only can it bend, twist and turn without breaking, but its back cover can take quite the beating and heal itself within seconds or minutes. You needn’t look any further than the video at this link to see just how strong this smartphone is supposed to be.

The phone isn’t bad under the hood either, with the following specs making up its core:

  • 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM 8974)
  • GPU: Adreno 330, 450MHz
  • 6-inch screen
  • HD resolution (1280 x 720), Curved P-OLED (Real RGB)
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB Storage
  • 13.0MP rear camera
  • 2.1MP front camera
  • 3,500mAh battery
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB 3.0
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • NFC

We’ll be looking forward to its arrival to the rest of the world in the first quarter of 2014, but for now just know that some lucky customers, somewhere, will soon be getting their hands on one of the most interesting phones LG’s ever made.

[via LG]

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  • Tomato88

    Huge battery + 720p OLED = respectable battery life?

  • Tony Lai

    Still that $990?

  • noel

    Why do I find myself wanting this phone?

    • PhoenixPath

      The buttons on the back bug the heck out of me, and the curve is in the wrong direction.

      This phone, but curved side-to-side (maybe a bit *less* obvious than Samsung’s current vision) with on-screen buttons would be perfect, though.

      • AndroidUser00110001

        Have you used a G2? It takes all of a minute to get use to the back buttons and once you do you will realize it is just more natural. The curve is in the right direction…well for me. The Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus both had curved glass but not as drastic as the LG Flex and it fit in pocket nice, kind of contoured with my leg.

        The Flex does have on screen buttons.

        • PhoenixPath

          Did I say I wouldn’t be able to get used to them?

          Uh…nope. Getting used to them and liking them are entirely different things.

          “The curve is in the right direction…well for me.”

          You sure nailed it…with that last part.

          I owned a Galaxy Nexus.

          The buttons on the back still bug the heck out of me and personally, I would prefer the curve side-to-side. Hey, everyone’s different. It happens.

  • No_Nickname90

    At first I was wondering how cases would work for this phone, but this may be the 1st phone where a case isn’t necessary.

    • TechSwagg

      The screen will shatter when dropped so a bumper case is still useful. A drop test proved that the phone was no better than any other phone on the market. However it will survive in your back pocket if you happen to sit on it…

      • Subzer0

        it will actually make a comfy rocker that will put any baby to sleep

      • Livin’ Large

        Maybe not for me

  • hemipw54

    Guess LG can now say they are a “flexible company”.

  • http://ecelltech.blogspot.com/ e_cell

    I guess it would be unbeatable if the screen is as sturdy as the back. After all, we could still cover up the backside and prevent all the back scuffs. I mean, the display is evidently far more important than the back.