LG G Flex: Festive European release on the cards

LG has announced that its G Flex smartphone will land in Europe next month as France is set to become the first country on the continent to enjoy the flexible screen device.

The South Korean company made the announcement at the same time as revealing pricing in its home market that will see consumers part with 999,900 won [£582] for one of the much sought after devices.

Orange, France’s largest mobile operator, will start offering the LG G Flex to its customers in December with pricing yet to be announced by LG. Anyone that buys an LG G Flex will also be able to take advantage of a number of freebies including a QuickWindow Case, Vest Case, and USB OTG Pen Drive.

The LG G Flex has a 6in 720p OLED display with a vertical arc that is curved to fit the shape of the user’s face and even though it’s not actually supposed to bend a test by Engadget showed that it is in fact able to do so.

Inside the flexible shell there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. The device has a 13-megapixel camera with a powerful 3,500mAh battery and it weighs in at 177g with the thickness varying between 7.9mm and 8.7mm at different points across the body.

One of the more intriguing aspects of the device is its ability to repair hairline scratches to the back of the device using a new “self-healing” coating that led the company to dub the device the ‘Wolverine’ of smartphones.

Samsung has also released the Galaxy Round smartphone that features a similar curved display but in that case the screen bends from side to side as opposed to LG’s device where the screen bends from top to bottom.