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LG’s ‘flexible’ smartphone to hit US by April
(01-07 08:34)

LG said that its curved and slightly bendable G-Flex smartphone will hit the US by April in partnership with telecom firms AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.
The South Korean consumer electronics company introduced its new flagship smartphone in late October, but it is only available in the company's home country as well as 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 sold for about US$940 without subsidies in places where it is available, AFP reports.
“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 in Las Vegas, in the US state of Nevada.
The high-definition curved screen is powered by a similarly curved battery and designed to bend slightly, if for example the user accidentally sits on it.
The G-Flex uses flexible OLED (organic light-emitting diode) to produce a curved six-inch display.
In October, Samsung started retailing its “Galaxy Round'' – a 5.7-inch handset with a display that curves from side-to-side to fit the contour of the hand.
The G-Flex is curved on the vertical axis in order to, the company said, “follow the contour of the face.''--AFP

   
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