LG’s G Flex, the world’s first flexible smartphone, is already available for purchase in South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong, but the rest of us are still out of luck unless you’re willing to pay almost $1,000 to have an unlocked model shipped from overseas. Thankfully, U.S. consumers may not have to wait much longer to get their hands on the device. A Sprint model of the G Flex was leaked on Twitter this weekend by trusted tipster @evleaks.
LG G Flex (LS995) for Sprint. pic.twitter.com/IrgD9PmwpT
— @evleaks (@evleaks) December 15, 2013
The G Flex comes equipped with a flexible 6-inch OLED display, a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, a 3,500mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, and 2GB of RAM. The device runs a slightly outdated version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box with LG’s own added software on top, though hopefully it will come with a more recent version of Google’s OS in the U.S.
Last month, @evleaks claimed to have confirmation that the LG G Flex would land on Sprint, AT&T and Verizon, and we’re still keeping our fingers crossed that the rumors are true. At this point it looks like we’ll probably see the device land on at least one U.S. carrier, though when its American launch will arrive is still a mystery.