LG strikes deals to sell curved smartphone in US

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Associated Press

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 6 at 2:08 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — LG Electronics is bringing its smartphone with a curved six-inch screen to the U.S. later this year.

The deals announced Monday with wireless carriers AT&T Inc., Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. will give U.S. consumers their first chance to buy LG's "G Flex." The device is being touted as an early glimpse at the future design of smartphones.

The G Flex boasts a concave screen, a curved battery and a special coating designed to automatically repair minor scratches to the exterior.

LG Electronics began selling the phone in Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong late last year.

The precise timing of the G Flex's U.S. release or how much the phone will cost hasn't been disclosed yet.

The phone has been selling for more than $900 in other markets.

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