1:15 PM — We knew it was a matter of time until curved smartphones launch in the United States. LG’s G Flex curved smartphone is now headed to AT&T. The wireless carrier announced on Monday that it will be the nation’s first carrier to offer a curved smartphone. The G Flex is expected to launch some time in the first quarter. T-Mobile has also announced that it will launch the G Flex in 2014, with Sprint also offering the smartphone in sometime early 2014.
The LG G Flex features a curved 6-inch AMOLED display, a snappy 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, a 3,500 mAh battery and Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2. Samsung also launch a curved smartphone called the Galaxy Round, however the company has not brought their curved smartphone to the American market. LG will be the first company to introduce the curved smartphone in the United States market.
If you have an upgrade coming up with in the next few months and are interested in the LG G Flex, then you might want to save it. Pricing for the smartphone are currently unknown as AT&T has not announced that yet, but availability will start soon. Our best guess is that the G Flex will be priced at either $199 or $299.
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AT&T's Press Release
AT&T TO CARRY INNOVATIVE LG G FLEX ON THE NATION’S FASTEST AND MOST RELIABLE 4G LTE NETWORK
AT&t to offer its FIRST SMARTPHONE WITH CURVED SCREEN
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 – AT&T1 will offer its first smartphone with a curved screen, LG G Flex, in the first quarter of 2014, the company said today. Pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.
“AT&T continues to stay ahead of the curve in growing its device portfolio and giving customers the most advanced smartphone technology,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “We’re excited to add LG’s futuristic G Flex on the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network. Its curved form factor and enhanced audio and visual experience is a great addition to our strong line-up of Android devices.”
The LG G Flex shape introduces new visual and ergonomic benefits that enhance the smartphone experience. The large curved 6-inch true HD P-OLED display provides an immersive video experience with reduced glare and the unique shape is comfortable in the palm of the hand or against the contour of your face.
Additional key features include:
- Processor: 2.26 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800processor
- Display: 6-inch, HD (1280×720), true HD P-OLED screen (Real RGB)
- Memory: 2GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC ROM
- Camera: 13MP rear-facing, 2.1 MP front-facing
- Battery: 3,500 mAh (Embedded)
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Size: 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9- 8.7mm
- Weight: 177g
For more information, please visit: http://www.att.com/gflex.
T-Mobile's Press Release
T-Mobile Confirms LG G Flex
T-Mobile is ringing in the New Year by further expanding its ever-growing 4G LTE smartphone line-up with the addition of the world’s first curved, flexible smartphone from LG Electronics – the LG G Flex. T-Mobile customers can get the G Flex with the Simple Choice Plan, which offers unlimited talk, text and Web as well as unlimited text and data in 100+ countries – at no extra charge – all with no annual service contract on the fastest nationwide 4G LTE network.
The LG G Flex offers T-Mobile customers a more reassuring grip and fit as well as an outstanding voice and sound experience because the distinctively curved design follows the contour of the face. The ultra-thin, ultra-light, flexible 6-inch Plastic OLED display is brighter and more precise making it ideal for watching videos or playing games on-the-go. The G Flex also features the Rear Key control for convenience of using one index finger to power the device on or off and adjust volume. It also has self-healing paint on the G Flex back cover that LG says is designed to help recover from the wear and tear of daily use, including scratches from keys. The advanced smartphone features a 13MP HD camera to capture crisp, detailed, high-quality images and videos. In addition, the LG G Flex includes the world’s first curved battery technology for a smartphone with a capacity of 3,500 mAh for power, sleek design and comfort in the palm of your hand.
The new smartphone will include LG-exclusive features such as KnockON™, Slide Aside™ and Qslide Function, allowing customers to perform several tasks simultaneously. G Flex will also introduce new features such as QuickTheater™, which can give users virtually instant access to entertainment apps for the ultimate cinematic viewing experience on the curved smartphone; and Dual Window, which divides the wide 6-inch screen into two separate windows for more efficient multitasking.
Pricing and availability for the G Flex will be shared in the coming weeks.