I wonder if LG appreciates just how awkward it is saying – and indeed writing – LG G Flex. Last time I scribbled about the phone, my brain opted to remove the floating G, effectively renaming it the LG Flex, and a quick Google search suggests I’m not the only one to have done so.
Anyway! It sounds as though the LG G Flex is coming to Europe early next year, and not December as originally hoped.
That’s the implication from the latest LG G Flex press release, which explains that further “key markets” in Asia will see the phone “before the end of the year” (in addition to South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore), with “other regions” following “soon”.
Amusingly, the press release claims: “The LG G Flex has captivated early adopters everywhere as the first smartphone curved to follow the contour of the human face”. Wait a minute; wasn’t that the idea behind the similarly curved Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Google Nexus S?
In any case, in addition to that curved 6in 720p display, LG G Flex specs include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, and a curved 3,500mAh battery - the first of its kind.
Oh, and not forgetting the LG G Flex’s “Self Healing” abilities, which claim to negate any “scratches and nicks” on the rear.
In Korea, LG G Flex price comes in at the equivalent of £573. It remains to be seen if there’ll be much interest from UK networks/consumers. Orange will reportedly stock the phone in France, at least.