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LG G Flex coming to Europe as pricing is announced

The LG G Flex will arrive in Europe as early as next month, the flexible phone’s South Korean manufacturer has revealed.

Launching in Korea on November 12, the curved and flexible phone will be available in France on mobile network Orange by the end of the year.

The device is being promoted by LG as “the world’s first ‘real’ curved
smartphone, an underhand dig at its bitter rival Samsung and the Samsung Galaxy Round, a handset which curves slightly between its left and right edges but is not flexible.

First unveiled in October, LG has now announced the LG G Flex price, saying it will cost 999,900 Korean Won (about £584), slightly less than its competitor’s 1.09 million won (£632) price tag.

The 6-inch LG G Flex has a 720p OLED display screen with a banana bend running from top to bottom.

The rounded shape mimics LG’s curved LCD TVs, providing a more immersive video experience. It’s also thought that it makes the phone ergonomically superior when making calls.

A video leaked by an inside source earlier this week shows that as well as being bent the phone is also bendy. It can be flattened when pushed down on either side.

The sources reports that it takes a “reasonable amount of force” to recreate the effect, so the device won’t be floppy but it means its screen is unlikely to shatter when dropped.

In addition to its flexibility the phone has a self-healing protective film on back which heals up surface scratches in minutes.

A chunky 177g, it measures between 7.9mm and 8.7mm thick and is powered by the current Android processor of choice – a 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU backed by 2GB of RAM. It has an 13-megapixel camera and runs on a 3,500mAh battery.

Now read about LG’s 55-inch curved OLED TV

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