World’s First Curved Phone With Flexible Display to Hit Shelves Soon. LAS VEGAS — LG G Flex, the first curved phone with a “flexible” display, is moving out of the lab and into U.S. markets in the first quarter of 2014.
News of the large and rather unsual 4G smartphone broke late last year. Mashable even got some hands-on time with it (and competing curved handset from Samsung, the Galaxy Round).
Along with a bendable screen, the large handset features a 720P OLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 mobile processor, 2 GB of RAM and a 13 MP camera.
Frank Lee, President of LG Canada, told a crowded auditorium at CES in Las Vegas that the 6-inch display device will arrive on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. He did not reveal a price.
Sprint’s VP of Product Management David Owen also took the stage, revealing that he’s been carrying the device for a few weeks.
He said he’s seen mobile devices with flexible displays in the lab for years, but this is one of the rare occasions when an experiment actually made it out of the lab “and into consumer hands.
I’ve never had a device where so many people stopped and ask about it,” said Owen.