LG G Flex Curves Into Play with EE
EE has confirmed that it will be the first mobile operator to stock the LG G Flex in the UK. They will put the curvy smartphone on sale in February, although pricing won’t be confirmed until nearer that time.
The LG G Flex launched in Korea recently and cost an equivalent price of around £550 for a SIM free version. It will come in Titan Silver with more colours in the pipeline.
The G Flex comes with 4G connectivity and will be compatible with EE's standard and "double-speed" 4G networks. This offers download speeds of five times that of 3G and 10 times respectively.
Prior to the G Flex going on-sale it will be displayed within a number of EE stores from 20th December for customers to test out LG's groundbreaking curved display and self healing technologies.
The smartphone will be displayed from the 20th December in the following EE stores:
London – Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford E20 1EH
London – Westfield Shopping Centre, White City W12 7GG
London – 155/157 Oxford Street, W1D 2JH
Kent - Bluewater Shopping Centre, DA9 9ST
Nottingham - 16 Clumber Street, NG1 3GA
Manchester – The Trafford Centre, M17 8AP
Brighton – 209-210 Western Road, BN1 2BA
Cambridge – 40-41 Lions Yard, CB2 3NA
Merry Hill – The Merryhill Centre, DY5 1QX
Sheffield – Meadowhall Centre, S9 1EN
Sharon Meadows, Director of Devices, EE: “LG is renowned for its technical innovation so we’re pleased to be working with them to bring the G Flex to UK consumers. The G Flex is perfectly optimised to take advantage of our unique double-speed 4G network and will provide users with an immersive viewing experience so they can make the most out of watching video on the go.
LG G Flex is the world’s first curved smartphone
LG say the G Flex is the world’s first curved smartphone and mirrors the contours of the human face putting the user’s mouth closer to the microphone than a conventional smartphone does. With the G Flex in landscape mode it offers an immersive experience via its improved viewing angles.
LG has also introduced self-healing technology into the G Flex. The back cover of the phone is coated with LG’s proprietary special elastic coating which is able to recover from scratches in less than a minute.
LG G Flex Specs
The LG G Flex will run on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, but it is possible that EE have will KitKat ready to download by the time of the G2's launch in February. The display is pretty impressive and comes with a 6-inch HD (1280 x 720), Curved P-OLED (Real RGB) – this works out to be a PPI of 224.
The processing power comes from its 2.26 GHz Quad-Core processor and its Adreno 330 450MHz Graphics Processing Unit. These are supported by 2GB of RAM and 32 GB of on-board memory.
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By Kevin Thomas on 18th December, 2013
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