LG announced the upcoming US availability of the G Flex earlier in the month during CES. At the time LG mentioned the handset would be coming available during the first quarter of the year and with three of the four major US carriers. Those three included AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. And as we often see with these types of device announcements, LG basically left everyone waiting for the individual carrier announcements for the specifics.
Well, while this doesn’t necessarily mean we know which carrier will have the handset available first, Sprint has come out first with word of a release date and price. The carrier has said the LG G Flex pre-orders will begin today and the handset will be priced at $299.99. And just to clarify, that is a two-year agreement price. Aside from pre-orders, there are two other key dates to mention.
Details here point towards January 31st as the day the G Flex will arrive in Sprint sales channels. This includes business sales, telesales and online sales. The other date is February 7th, which is when the LG G Flex will first appear in the retail stores.
Also worth mentioning, those who move forward with a pre-order will get a free Quickwindow Folio Case, which regularly sells for $59.99. In terms of the phone itself, the LG G Flex sports a 6-inch HD curved P-OLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720.
The handset is then powered by a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 3500 mAh battery, 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera, 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Another key aspect of the LG G Flex, aside from the flexible display, is the rear-button setup. The power button as well as the volume up/down buttons are sitting just below the camera lens. All that having been said, while the Sprint price doesn’t firm up anything in terms of the AT&T and T-Mobile pricing, it does give us a good point of reference.