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AT&T Announces Availability of LG G Flex, Pre-Orders Start on January 24 for $300

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At CES this year, LG made its upcoming G Flex the focal point. It was announced that the curved smartphone would be coming to all of the major carriers in the US sometime soon, but there were no hard dates. AT&T announced today that it will start taking pre-orders for the phone this Friday, January 24.

On-contract, this device is going to cost $300. A bit pricey, but that is similar to the price that we saw when Sprint announced the G Flex late last week. AT&T has not mentioned the exact shipping date to customers who take up the pre-orders, but a week or two after Friday would be likely.

If you are on the fence about whether or not to pick up the G Flex, be sure to check our hands-on video from the CES floor.

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

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

“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.

  • Eskimo128

    Specs aside, the biggest problem is that for putting it in your front pocket, it’s curved the wrong…damn…way!! Are we going back to belt holsters?

  • Bruce Wayne

    No wireless charging, no purchase.

  • http://techonblogger.ward.pro/ Stynkfysh

    I really wish Droid Life would headline with the retail price and not the contract price. Using the contract price feeds the monster of phone price manipulation through contracts :(

    • Mike Aurin

      99% of people buy phones through a contract price.

      • http://techonblogger.ward.pro/ Stynkfysh

        I’m not reading between your lines here. How does that address what I said? That by stating the contract price they are being more helpful to people? There is an entire carrier that doesn’t offer contract prices though (so 99% may be a wee bit high of a ratio).

        • Mike Aurin

          You specifically stated “retail price and NOT the contract price”. I’ll even go with 80% of consumers buy phones at the contract price. My point addresses you by stating that very few people have ever inquired about the retail of a phone unless its been a GPE or Nexus.

          • http://techonblogger.ward.pro/ Stynkfysh

            But why did you say that? I am saying that only listing the contract prices helps keep the phone prices artificially high. Why you are quoting the number of people who buy on contract? That doesn’t address what I said at all as far as I can tell.

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  • joejoe5709

    Eh… Unless you REALLY like the flexibility and the large screen, you’re far better off with either the G2 or the Note 3 for much less money.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Just like the G2, I bet in a few months this will be $99 off contract soon enough

    • hkklife

      Sadly, the G2 is now free on contract in some places.

  • Mike Hilal

    I guess LG thinks all people use their phones where there is no overhead lighting, and indoors only. The curved screen is going to be a convex glare magnet in the sun or under a flourescent light.

    • joejoe5709

      Concave? And yeah you’re probably right. Needs some high-tech anti-glare.

      • Mike Hilal

        Durr, yes. Concave. Either way, it will be even worse than the Gnex

  • greyhulk

    Off contract price – One MILLION dollars. Muhahahahahaaa!

  • http://petervideos.com/ Peter Mansour

    Phones not worth, and the price isnt helping

  • Intellectua1

    This will sell, but I wouldn’t buy it..

  • mcdonsco

    I just do not see the point to this phone…my phone is in pocket most of the day; this seems like a perfect way to make that brick in my pocket even MORE uncomfortable.

    • Mike Aurin

      Or….or…if you have a nice ass, this will contour to the curvature of your buttocks nicely.

      • greyhulk

        I can think of a few females who could rock this phone in their back pocket rather well…assuming the back pocket is actually usable.

        • Mike Aurin

          If there is room in a women’s back pocket, there is a problem.

  • R

    Att hit the crack pipe!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Okay cool. I feel so bored with the industry these days.. this is cool and all but not something I would buy. Hopefully samsung does something interesting with the S5…and HTC with the m8…Software Wise especially. Where’s the uniqueness?

  • Jared Denman

    Boring.

  • John Legere

    3,500 mAh…and people are worried about higher res screens. Lol

    • Craig

      MOAR! That’s why the Moto X was such a huge failure. With a 720p screen and a dual-core processor that thing is just a waste of money. *Hopefully obvious sarcasm*

      • John Legere

        Good thing you noted the sarcasm.

        • Craig

          Don’t want the spec whores thinking they have another ally. NOT THIS GUY!

  • Dan

    4.2.2 lol

    • hkklife

      4.2.2 and 720p make it a total non-starter for me. I would give anything to have a GPE Galaxy Round, however, especially if they could find a way to squeeze 64GB storage and a bit beefier battery in there.

      • greyhulk

        720p on the Moto X looks fine. Stretched out over 6 inches, it would look much worse. I didn’t think it was abysmal on the Galaxy Mega 6.3, but it didn’t wow me either. The other problem is, this screen is plastic. Plastic screens just don’t have the clarity of glass, so it will probably look duller. That, and it has already been known to warp with those weird bumps, which is sad.

        • Adrynalyne

          Plastic shouldn’t hinder the clarity as it is not exposed to the elements in any way and therefore keeps its original look.

        • zurginator

          Not to mention how easy it will be to scratch…