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AT&T's curved LG G Flex priced at $299, pre-orders begin on January 24

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AT&T's curved LG G Flex priced at $299, pre-orders begin on January 24
Following Sprint, today AT&T revealed details on the launch of LG’s G Flex - the company’s first handset to sport a curved, flexible display. The second largest US mobile carrier will accept pre-orders for the G Flex starting January 24. Just like Sprint, AT&T will ask $299.99 on contract for the new device.

Strangely, AT&T didn’t say when the G Flex would actually be released. But we’re guessing that it won’t be long after pre-orders begin. Sprint starts selling the device on January 31, so maybe AT&T will try to match that launch date.

The G Flex will run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean at launch, but LG will likely provide an update to KitKat shortly after that. The curved display of the G Flex is a 6-inch P-OLED one with 720 x 1280 pixels. That aside, the handset features a quad-core 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, LTE connectivity, 13MP rear camera, volume keys on the back, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, and a 3,500 mAH battery.

T-Mobile should also launch the LG G Flex in the near future, leaving Verizon the only major US carrier that won’t be offering the curved handset.

AT&T has a short promo video showing off the new smartphone (see below). To top that, we have a full review of the LG G Flex right here.

source: AT&T (1), (2)

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posted on 20 Jan 2014, 13:53 4

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

This is great phone, but thanks to...
4.Not the most popular color
6.Only 720p on that large screen
7.Minor stuff
...it won't be sales record. But it will have fans, it's very innovative, high-end Android phablet.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 14:00

2. elocom (banned) (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)

Exactly, good for watching movies too

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 14:51

8. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

Not to mention the battery. The Lumia 1520 has a 3400mAh and lasts me two days on one charge. I'd expect the G Flex to get similar battery life.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 16:18 2

9. osanilevich (Posts: 286; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)

not to mention, LG has terrible smartphone support. As a former optimus G owner, I can confirm this. A phone is only as good as its support

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 14:01 1

3. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

A flagship device coming out 3 months after the release of KitKat & it's running 4.2.2. Keep in mind folks, that the S4 debuted with 4.2.2 back in April. This device should be running 4.3 at the very least. I realize your average consumer won't know the difference or care, but I think that's just pitiful. One of the many reasons why I would never buy an LG device.

Also, not that I would ever buy a phone on contract ever again, but that on contract price? o_O This thing will be down to $99 on contract within 3 or 4 months. Mark my words.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 14:40

6. Killertech2099 (Posts: 148; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

Your right they should have 4.3 by now, that's the thing with LG devices they lack updates but overall the phone is decent. But for that price it's decent

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 14:26 2

4. newbey123 (Posts: 636; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

Overpriced and better options are out there.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 14:36 2

5. bigstrudel (Posts: 529; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

299 Plus a contract? I thought carriers were toning back the 300 dollar offerings. Guess enough people bought Note's to justify that price point.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 14:42

7. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

In my usage, that phone would be sliding and rocking all over the place.
Nice looking, usable for me, not a chance.

posted on 20 Jan 2014, 18:09

10. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Man, this is steep. I am fine with paying for what you want and/or need. But this is really unproven tech and design. This is high on my wife's list of phones to look at, but that is a ton of cash and 24 month commitment rolled into a new form factor with a new button lay out and added to a company with a fairly rocky reputation in mobile products lately.

They are truly confident in this monster.

Or, maybe just overconfident .....

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