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LG G-Flex coming to US in April via AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile

LG stated Monday that its curved and fairly bendable G-Flex smartphone will hit the U. S. by using April in partnership with telecom corporations AT&T, Dash and T-Cell.

The South Korean client electronics large presented its new flagship smartphone in late October, however it is just to be had within the firm’s house us of a in addition to Hong Kong and Singapore.

LG did not disclose its pricing plans for the US, but said that subsidies from carriers were expected to make it competitive with other top-end smartphones. G-Flex is currently sold for about $940 without subsidies in places where it is available.

“G-Flex is the world’s first curved and flexible smartphone,” said LG Electronics USA mobile communications head Frank Lee during a presentation on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

“That is actually a sport-changer.”

The excessive-definition curved monitor is powered by means of a in a similar way curved battery and designed to bend fairly, if as an instance the consumer by chance sits on it.

“I’ve carried one for the remaining couple of weeks and I’ve by no means had extra individuals cease and inquire from me a couple of device I was once carrying,” stated David Owens, vice chairman of product at Dash.

“I’m so happy it’s coming, and coming right away.”

The G-Flex makes use of versatile OLED (natural mild-emitting diode) to provide a curved six-inch show.

In October, Samsung began retailing its “Galaxy Spherical” — a 5.7-inch (14.5 centimeter) handset with a show that curves from aspect-to-aspect to suit the contour of the hand.

The G-Flex is curved on the vertical axis with the intention to, the corporate mentioned, “apply the contour of the face.”

Curved shows are already commercially to be had in massive-display televisions supplied by means of each Samsung and LG, with each corporations displaying off extremely excessive-definition curved televisions at CES.

The shows are supposed to supply a extra immersive viewing expertise however are considerably costlier than same old displays.

Curved monitors are nonetheless at a nascent stage in show technology, which is transferring in opposition to versatile panels which might be bendable or may also be rolled or folded.