LG's G Flex will head to US next year

CNET has confirmed that the US market will get the curved Android smartphone, but it's still unclear which carriers will sell the phone.

LG G Flex
LG's curved G Flex. LG

LG's G Flex won't be stuck in its home market of South Korea.

The unique curved phone will be heading to the US, according to a person familiar with the phone's launch plans.

It's still unclear which carriers will actually sell the G Flex, but Twitter account @evleaks -- which has demonstrated an accurate track record of product scoops -- said earlier on Wednesday that it "confirmed" the phone would head to AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile.

AT&T and T-Mobile declined to comment on the speculation. CNET contacted LG's US arm, as well as Sprint for comment, and we'll update the story when either company responds.

The G Flex made a splash not only for its curved display, but its "self-healing" backing that supposedly fixes scratches in seconds. In some cases, the Wolverine-like body garnered even more interest than the unique display.

LG, meanwhile, has steadily built buzz for its products. Beyond the G Flex, it also manufactured the Nexus 5 with Google, a hot phone that consumers apparently can't get enough of. The company has picked up market share thanks to a focus on mid-range phones as well as high end devices like its G2.

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