LG G Flex to reach the US in early 2014
While Samsung managed to be the first phone maker to release a curved display handset, LG will be the first one to deliver this technology into the hands of US-based consumers. Unfortunately, Samsung Galaxy Round remains an experiment that will not leave the South Korean market. On the other hand, the LG G Flex can already be purchased in Australia and now it has been confirmed by LG that it will arrive to other areas of the world, including the United States.
According to the head of the Product Planning Group of the MC Division of LG Electronics Kwon Bong-seok quoted by South Korean IT news portal ETNews the company is already talking about the release of its curved handset in various countries. "I cannot name names, but we are discussing the release of the G Flex with several mobile carriers," he said.
Various sources familiar with the matter claim that LG plans to release the LG G Flex in the US through AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. It is also known that the South Korean company is currently discussing the introduction of its curved handset in France via Orange and multiple Hong Kong carriers.
At last it should be noted that the LG G Flex has been spotted in a FCC listing featuring support for the LTE networks of both T-Mobile and AT&T. The filing is public and shows a handset labeled LG D959 with support for LTE band 17 and band 4 AWS, as well as WiFi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.