If you always wanted a curvy smartphone, you’ll soon have the chance: AT&T announced on Monday at its CES developer event that it would start selling the LG G Flex later in the first quarter. The unique handset curves from top to bottom and, as the name implies, can flex itself flat without breaking. Shortly after AT&T’s announcement, LG revealed that Sprint and T-Mobile will be offering the device as well.
My colleague Alex Colon took an international version of the G Flex for a spin last month and found that the phone’s properties work as advertised. It not only bends and returns to form but also has a “self healing” rear surface that causes minor scratches or scuffs to melt away.
Unique features aside, this is a big handset with 6-inch display. Under the screen is a fast 2.26 GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of memory and 32 MB of internal storage. A pair of cameras — 13 and 2.1 megapixels — sit on the front and back and the rear of the phone is also where you’ll find the power and volume buttons. The handset will come with Android 4.2.2 when it arrives on AT&T’s LTE network in the coming weeks. Sprint and T-Mobile plan to share pricing and availability at a later date.
This post was updated at 9:21am to show that Sprint and T-Mobile will also be offering the LG G Flex.