LG's giant curved smartphone is coming to three U.S. carriers

Credit: LG

Whether smartphones with curved screens will take off is debatable. First announced for South Korea only, the curved LG G Flex will reportedly make its way to the U.S. Reliable mobile leaker @evleaks says his sources have confirmed the G Flex will launch on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. That only leaves Verizon out of the curvy fun.

The G Flex is one of two smartphones that will feature a curved display. Samsung's Galaxy Round is the other device. Despite both devices touting curved displays, the curves are completely different on both devices. On the G Flex, the curve runs vertically when held in portrait mode and on the Galaxy Round, the curve runs horizontally.

LG's G Flex also has another nifty feature going for it: a "self-healing" rear that repairs minor scratches. (See video below to get an idea how that works.).

Other than its curved display and self-healing rear, the G Flex has fairly decent specs: 6-inch (1280 x 720) display, 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 3,500mAh battery.

It's not going to rock the smartphone world, but its design does offer something a little more unique than your average iPhone or Galaxy S device.

In other futuristic smartphone news, Samsung is reportedly working on a smartphone with a display that spills over its edges to cover three sides according to Bloomberg. Yep, smartphones are officially starting to venture into weird territory. Who's ready for curved screens? Anyone?

Via Evleaks

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