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LG curved G-Flex smartphone to hit US by April

Published on Jan 7, 2014 8:44 AM
 
A journalist checks out a curved G Flex smartphone by LG Electronics during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Jan 6, 2014. LG said on Monday that its curved and slightly bendable G-Flex smartphone will hit the United States (US) by April in partnership with telecom firms AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LAS VEGAS (AFP) - LG said on Monday that its curved and slightly bendable G-Flex smartphone will hit the United States (US) by April in partnership with telecom firms AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

The South Korean consumer electronics giant introduced its new flagship smartphone in late October, but it is only available in the company's home country as well as Hong Kong and Singapore.

LG did not disclose its pricing plans for the US, but said that subsidies from carriers were expected to make it competitive with other top-end smartphones. G-Flex is currently sold for about US$940 (S$1,192) without subsidies in places where it is available.

"G-Flex is the world's first curved and flexible smartphone," said LG Electronics USA mobile communications head Frank Lee during a presentation on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

 
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