Sprint today became the first US carrier to announce a launch date and a price for the LG G Flex. The third largest American mobile operator will start selling the curved Android smartphone on January 31, asking $299.99 for it on contract. Online pre-orders are available starting today, and Sprint’s throwing in a free QuickWindow Folio Case (worth $59.99).
At $299.99, the LG G Flex sits next to Sprint’s most expensive smartphones, including the Apple iPhone 5S and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3.
Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to 4.4 KitKat), the G Flex features a 6-inch 720p curved, flexible display, as well as a curved 3,500 mAh battery - these making the entire device slightly flexible. Other features include LTE (naturally compatible with Sprint Spark), a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13MP rear camera, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal memory.
In Korea, some LG G Flex units are reportedly developing small bumps on the display if they’re bent too often, but LG states that this isn’t affecting performance, and shouldn’t worry users.
AT&T and T-Mobile are also expected to launch the LG G Flex in the US this quarter. We’re assuming that their models will also be expensive.
source: Sprint (1), (2)