Are you an AT&T subscriber looking for a curved LG smartphone with a self-healing case that can repair scratches like Wolverine from X-Men? What a coincidence, because your dreams are about to come true — as long as you’re willing to spend $300 on contract. AT&T on Monday announced that it will release the LG G Flex this Friday, January 24th, for $299.99 on contract. AT&T will also let you sign a device contract instead of a service contract using the AT&T Next program, in which case the phone will cost you just over $695, spread out over 26 monthly payments ($26.74 each) or 20 monthly payments ($34.75 each).
“We’re proud to offer the LG G Flex, our first smartphone with a curved screen, in the U.S. and add the device to the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,” said AT&T’s devices boss Jeff Bradley. “We offer smartphones and devices to fit every lifestyle. There’s nothing quite like the LG G Flex to enhance viewing video and images. The unique design is great when using your thumbs to type a message and at the same time, delivers a great experience for video enthusiasts. Combined with AT&T’s premium network, the nation’s most reliable wireless service, you have an unbeatable combination of features and value.”
LG G Flex specs can be found here, and AT&T’s full press release follows below.
AT&T Stays Ahead of the Curve With Pre-Orders for LG G Flex on the Nation’s Most Reliable 4G LTE Network
AT&T Offers Its First Smartphone with Curved Screen to U.S. Customers
Dallas, Texas, January 20, 2014
AT&T’s1 first smartphone with a curved screen, the LG G Flex, offers an immersive cinematic viewing experience and ergonomic comfort. The company today announced that the LG G Flex will be available in the U.S. for pre-order both online or at an AT&T store beginning Jan. 24.
The LG G Flex is priced at $299.99 with a two-year agreement. Customers also have the option of paying $26.74 per month with AT&T Next 18 or $34.75 per month with AT&T Next 12.2
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“We’re proud to offer the LG G Flex, our first smartphone with a curved screen, in the U.S. and add the device to the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “We offer smartphones and devices to fit every lifestyle. There’s nothing quite like the LG G Flex to enhance viewing video and images. The unique design is great when using your thumbs to type a message and at the same time, delivers a great experience for video enthusiasts. Combined with AT&T’s premium network, the nation’s most reliable wireless service, you have an unbeatable combination of features and value.”
“LG G Flex represents the shape of innovation and LG’s technical design leadership in the mobile market,” said Morris Lee, senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing, LG Mobile Communications Company. “Its unique curved display and curved battery, plus LG’s innovative rear key and Knock feature, make the LG G Flex an exciting device for AT&T customers.”
The LG G Flex is LTE Advanced enabled. The curved, flexible* design is comfortable in the palm of your hand and against the side of your face. Its design introduces ergonomic benefits, which makes it easy to hold and, because it follows the contour of your face, provides an outstanding voice and sound experience. The LG G Flex boasts an expansive 6-inch HD OLED curved display for an immersive viewing experience that also helps reduce glare. The LG G Flex also features QuickTheater™, which lets you quickly access photos, videos and YouTube from the lock screen with a simple dragging gesture. In addition, Dual Window splits the 6-inch screen into two separate applications. You can drag and drop information, such as articles and links between windows for easier multi-tasking. The LG G Flex also offers LG’s intuitive and award-winning rear-key design and exclusive Knock feature that lets you quickly wake or turn off the display with two simple taps on the screen.
Additional key features include:
- Processor: 2.26 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor with quad-core Krait CPU
- Display: 6-inch, (1280×720), HD OLED screen (Real RGB)
- Memory: 2GB RAM and up to 32 GB onboard memory
- Camera: 13MP rear-facing, 2.1 MP front-facing
- Curved Battery: 3,500 mAh (Embedded)
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Size: 160.5 x 81.6 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 177g
AT&T announced its intent to carry the device on Jan. 6, 2014. For more information, please visit:www.att.com/gflex.
AT&T has the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, according to independent third party data.3 In addition, the company was named America’s fastest 4G LTE network, in PC Magazine’s 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks study of 30 markets – and also swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest.4
The LG G Flex earned five out of five stars on AT&T’s Eco-Rating system. The system, which rates the environmental factors of AT&T branded handset devices, was created to empower consumer choice around sustainability. For more information about this device’s rating, AT&T’s Eco-Rating System, and how you can join AT&T in making a difference, please visit http://att.com/ecospace.
This article was originally published on BGR.com