Sprint has announced on Monday, that the carrier will start taking pre-orders of the eagerly awaited LG G2 on October 11th. The highly spec'd model with the unique design will be available for $199.99 with a signed two-year pact. Those who pre-order online from Sprint will receive a free Quick Window case with their phone, valued at $49.99. There's a freebie that is actually functional.
The LG G2 will be the first smartphone in the U.S. to launch with the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor behind the wheel, and also has the volume rocker and power buttons on the back of the handset for a different look. The unit is also equipped with 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Fi playback which reproduces sound in studio-like quality. And the 13MP rear-facing camera provides 1080 x 1920 video capture with Optical Image Stabilization. OIS allows you to take videos that look as though they were taken using a tripod even if your hands are shaking from caffeine withdrawal.
"LG G2 brings everything together in a device with a comfortable, functional, convenient and beautiful design. With the multitude of Android apps available for download, LG G2 and Sprint’s new Unlimited Guarantee plans make an ideal pair for today’s multimedia, multitasking lifestyles."-David Owens, VP Product Management and Logistics, Sprint
Sprint did not reveal an exact launch date, but did confirm that the device will be available in time for the holidays. Other mobile operators will have the device earlier. There is speculation that the phone will be in T-Mobile stores as early as today. Verizon should be offering the phone on September 12th while AT&T will have it a day later.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), September 09, 2013 - Sprint (NYSE:S) and LG Electronics today announced the highly anticipated LG G2 smartphone will be available in time for the holidays with the benefit of Sprint’s unlimited 4G LTE data plans1. More information on the availability date will be given at a later time.
LG G2 will be available for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade (excluding taxes and surcharges). New and existing customers can pre-order LG G2 beginning Friday, Oct. 11, at www.sprint.com/lgg2. All consumers who take advantage of the online pre-order will receive a free Quick Window case ($49.99 value) with the G2 device.
LG G2 smartphone customers who sign up for Sprint’s new Unlimited, My WaySM plan or My All-inSM plan are eligible for the Sprint Unlimited Guarantee. The Sprint Unlimited Guarantee gives customers unlimited talk (calls to any wireline or mobile phone), text and data while on the Sprint network for the life of the line of service2. The new Unlimited, My Way rate plans start for as little as $80 per month (excludes taxes and surcharges).
“Continuing to raise the bar in Android innovation, we are thrilled to team up again with LG to bring another top-of-the-line device to our customers,” said David Owens, vice president-Product Management and Logistics, Sprint. “LG G2 brings everything together in a device with a comfortable, functional, convenient and beautiful design. With the multitude of Android apps available for download, LG G2 and Sprint’s new Unlimited Guarantee plans make an ideal pair for today’s multimedia, multitasking lifestyles.”
The first U.S. smartphone to launch with the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor, LG G2 is remarkably thin and light and features a massive 5.2-inch, 1080p IPS LCD display. Along with a processor as powerful as those in many laptops, LG G2 provides features that maximize on-screen multitasking with the simultaneous use of multiple apps. LG G2 is also equipped with 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Fi playback that reproduces studio-like sound quality and a 13-megapixel Full HD camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), giving users the ability to capture crystal clear images while in motion.
“In addition to an impressive lineup of smart features, LG G2’s innovative design makes it a stand-out device in the current mobile marketplace,” said James Fishler, senior vice president-Marketing, LG Electronics USA. “Equipped with a single rear key that controls multiple functions of the device and gives users a nearly edge-to-edge viewing experience on a 5.2-inch HD IPS display, LG G2 is the ultimate example of intelligent features meeting intuitive design.”
LG G2 brings to users an unprecedented smartphone experience and helpful customization features such as:
KnockON – instead of hitting a power button, simply tap twice on the display to wake the G2 from its sleep. It's a nice convenience that goes hand-in-hand with Answer Me, which automatically answers calls when you put the phone to your ear. Slide Aside – allows users to do a three-finger gesture to "slide" open apps off the screen for multitasking. Text Link – another interesting idea, where the phone takes relevant text and inserts embeddable links to them in other apps. Guest Mode – also known as ‘Kid Mode,’ which allows another user to access the phone by drawing a different gesture on the lock screen with a secondary unlock pattern3. Sprint continues to bring a better wireless experience to more customers across the country as it builds out its all-new 3G and 4G LTE network and is projected to provide LTE to 200 million people by the end of 2013. For the most up-to-date details on Sprint 4G LTE, visit www.sprint.com/network. Customers are also encouraged to check www.sprint.com/coverage often because the maps are updated when coverage is expanded.
Sprint showing its growing irrelevance again. People complain about Verizon being late with new phones, but October 11 is a full month behind the big boys. And that's just the pre-order date; when will actually they ship?
It\'s one thing to be late and other thing not to kill the sales of other phones that come out...remember sprint still has a debt to pay for apple that\'s why they don\'t want to kill icrap sales just like moto x is only online order...it\'s lose a few to save a lot in future
probably intentional of them to do this so they dont fail on their apple commitment. Guess they know the next iphone will not be all that, so they will need to ensure as little competition as possible for it to ensure strong early numbers.
He's probably half right. Sprint does have a ridiculous iPhone commitment, and it may be preventing Sprint from introducing attractive phones, but I doubt Sprint has some crystal ball on 5S and 5C sales.
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