Orange's French arm has announced it'll start selling the G Flex in February, and the US will also have to wait until 2014. With an international launch planned, surely it won't be long before us Brits get a go with the bendy blower. France is only a couple of hours away by Eurostar, after all. I've asked LG if the G Flex will make it to these shores, and if so when, and will update this story if I hear back.
An LG spokesperson told ETNews last month: "We are going to export [the G Flex] to the US, Europe and Japan." But that's all we've heard so far from the horse's mouth.
The G Flex is curved to fit your face. Samsung also has its own bendy blower, the, but it's curved on a different axis. Lay it on a table, press the edge, and it's designed to tilt up so you can see notifications without picking it up and unlocking it. Handy.
The G Flex packs in some pretty heavyweight specs. It has a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip, 2GB of RAM, and a 3,500mAh battery. It also has special 'healing powers', which LG compared to Wolverine from the X-Men. Very intriguing. It's been on sale in its native South Korea since last month.
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