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Sprint's LG G Flex is officially expensive: $299.99 on contract, launches January 31

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Sprint's LG G Flex is officially expensive: $299.99 on contract, launches January 31

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.

Sprint's LG G Flex is officially expensive: $299.99 on contract, launches January 31
Sprint's LG G Flex is officially expensive: $299.99 on contract, launches January 31

source: Sprint (1), (2)

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posted on 16 Jan 2014, 12:22 8

1. regkilla (Posts: 83; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


$299 on contract for a 720p smartphone?!

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 12:24 11

2. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Bendable, curved, and self-healing. New technology costs.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 13:31 8

12. Doakie (Posts: 2107; Member since: 06 May 2009)


$299 and on Sprints 50 Kbps network. PASS!

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 13:35 3

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol well Spark actually seems to be working in Chicago sooooooo.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 13:32 4

13. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Still not worth that price put a durable case on your phone and it won't have scratches for "self healing" to be relevant

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 18:05

42. medicci37 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Not bendable or self-healing but ok. Most of the tech as well as the design is circa 2011 the SG Nexus

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 12:25 9

3. azuleyez (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)


720p. REALLY?? NO thank you!

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 16:17 2

34. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


What if I told you there is not a noticeable difference between 720p and 1080p phone screens if its 5" or below. This should have a 1080p though, you will just barley be able to see pixels if you try.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 22:32

47. irellemot (Posts: 109; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Have you ever played Real Racing 3 On a S600 1080P phone? You'll notice that it is in 720p with no Antialiasing, and it's a real eyesore.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 10:19 1

53. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


I have played Real Racing 3 with ~230 ppi.
Eyesore? Aren't you spoilt...

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 12:27 16

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


$299.99? Up against the iPhone 5S? I have zero faith this will succeed. Greedy Sprint is shooting themselves in the foot.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 12:38 4

5. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Agreed. This is too weird and expensive for mass market. LG fans don't attack, it's great phone, but not top seller.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 12:47 1

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 22038; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And lets not for get the Big Daddy Note 3, LG's not ready to command top dollar for their phones yet. +1

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 13:05

11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I just noticed I just saw my beautiful Windy City as the location on the phone. :')

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 14:13

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 22038; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hows the weather there? Vegas is clear at about 72.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 14:31 2

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lightly snowing and about 15° with Wind chill. It was in the high 40's two days ago. Chicago is really bipolar.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 14:33

26. darkkjedii (Posts: 22038; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ouch lol

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 06:21

51. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


i think most of north america has been like that, drive safe!!

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 14:40

27. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


toronto's nice and cool sitting at 14

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 15:12 2

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Well two weeks ago it was -48 and snowing. Not cool mother nature. Not cool.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 15:25 1

31. greathero1 (Posts: 566; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


-48? I don't know how you all handle those frigid temperatures up north. Here it was 25 in Houston last week and I thought the world was coming to an end lol.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 00:07

50. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


25? That's t-shirt weather.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 06:23

52. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


up near my friends house in northern canada it hit negative 60 degrees celsius

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 17:31

40. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Yep. I live downstate IL, and we set some records. Just painful cold....

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 18:09

43. medicci37 (Posts: 1287; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


You have more faith then me PapaSmurf

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 12:43 3

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Slogan should be

"LG G Flex. Just don't flex it."

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 12:45 10

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 22038; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I hope they don't make a yellow one, people will call it the banana phone. Not an attractive device at all to me.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 12:54 1

10. nokia12 (Posts: 518; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


lol ha ha.

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 12:49 1

9. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Just when i thought that this phone wouldn't sell well... Now I know it won't sell well!

posted on 16 Jan 2014, 14:06 1

15. Jayshmay (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Mar 2011)


Gosh! I can't believe the quick-window covers cost $60!!! I wouldn't even pay $30, for that!
There are a lot of consumers out there who would pay anything a company charges.

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