We have great news for those in Canada on the Rogers network – LG Canada just announced that the world's first curved smartphone, the LG G Flex, will find its way North of the U.S. border this Spring. Rogers gives no exact word on the date or pricing – on their website is just a "Reservation" sign by a picture of the G Flex. This is quite a catch for Rogers as no other Canadian carrier was mentioned at the LG announcement. The G Flex will bring customers the full-speed LTE experience with both 2100 and 2600 MHz spectrum for the fastest theoretical speeds of up to 150mbps, although typical speeds range from 12-40 Mbps on Rogers LTE, Canada's fastest LTE network.
The rest of the LG G Flex specifications are the same, starting with the 6-inch Plastic OLED (P-OLED) Display of 720p with a slight concaved curve running from the top to the bottom of the device that creates a somewhat panoramic viewing experience as well as a "seal-healing" plastic back. To accommodate the curved case is a curved 3500mAh battery for great battery life. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It has a 13MP OIS camera on the back and a 2MP front-facing camera (FFC) and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
John Boynton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Rogers Communications stated:
"Rogers customers always have access to the latest and greatest smartphones, and we look forward to bringing them a new device experience with the LG G Flex. The G Flex will reach its full potential on our LTE network, offering customers blazing fast speeds that keep them connected and entertained."
Rogers says that in order to be the first to get a G Flex, existing and new customers can reserve the device online and eligible customers will have the option to enroll in 'Rogers Next' early upgrade program – we gave you information on that earlier this week.
Let us know on our Google+ Page if you are thinking about picking up a LG G Flex when it becomes available on Rogers and what you think of the curved display and self-healing back.