LG G Flex press shot leaked for Sprint launch

A press shot of the LG G Flex headed to the US market has leaked, this time from carrier Sprint. EvLeaks posted the photo on Monday, with no clear indication when the handset will launch.

It appears LG is ready to bring its curved smartphone outside of the South Korean market. There was word in mid-November that the handset would launch in the US on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. Specific pricing or availability hasn't been specified, but now we can rest easy knowing it's coming stateside, if EvLeaks' November date is to be believed.

The press shot leaked on Monday doesn't reveal anything too earth shattering - just Sprint branding. It's not clear if the 7 February date listed on the handset indicates a potential launch date. We'll just leave you to speculate in that regard.

The LG G Flex followed the Samsung Galaxy Round with a vertical curve instead of horizontal. The handset features a 6-inch HD (720p) display, 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 3,500mAh battery, 13-megapixel rear-camera, LTE, and Android 4.2.2. Think the LG G2, but with a curved display.

LG has yet to confirm its entrance into the US market with a curved display smartphone. However, the company has committed itself to curved display technology.

"The flexible display market is expected to grow quickly as this technology is expected to expand further into diverse applications including automotive displays, tablets and wearable devices," said Dr Sang Deog Yeo, executive vice-president and chief technology officer of LG Display, in October.

"Our goal is to take an early lead in the flexible display market by introducing new products with enhanced performance and differentiated designs next year."

We'll be watching closely for more leaks geared towards the US and UK. Maybe we'll hear more at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January.



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