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LG G Flex coming to UK, Germany, and 18 other European countries starting February

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LG Electronics has announced that starting next month the company’s curved screen G Flex smartphone will be available in major European markets including the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and Austria.

The LG G Flex is presently available in only some of the major Asian markets including Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore. Earlier this month the company announced at CES 2014 that the new smartphone will be available in the US by April on three of the country’s biggest wireless carriers: AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said, “The introduction of the LG G Flex in Europe demonstrates our confidence in the global marketplace for a curved smartphone.”

“As a premium smartphone, the G Flex will further establish LG as a brand that offers something unique for every consumer segment. This is a device that is guaranteed to start a conversation wherever it goes.”

G Flex was launched in October last year and was made available only in South Korea initially.

The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean-based G Flex is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) SoC clocked at 2.26GHz and Adreno 330 GPU. The vertically curved smartphone features a 6-inch display, 2GB RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2.1-megapixel front camera, and 3,500mAh battery.

G Flex is the first smartphone to feature a unique self-healing coating on the back cover, making it immune to daily wear-and-tear scratches and nicks. Users will also be able to enjoy some of the user-centric features like QTheatre, Dual Window and Swing Lockscreen.