AT&T subscribers won’t have to wait much longer to get their hands on LG’s curvy self-healing smartphone. The carrier now lists the LG G Flex on its website for $299.99 on a two-year contract, promising that it will ship on Feb. 4.
After initially debuting the G Flex in Korea, LG announced that its rounded smartphone will hit the U.S. at CES 2014. Sprint will be the first U.S. carrier to offer the phone on Jan. 31 for $299.99 on contract, with AT&T following just a few days later. AT&T subscribers also have the option of snagging the phone for its full retail price of $694.99, without a two-year contact.There’s no word on when the G Flex will come to T-Mobile’s network, but LG did confirm that the “un-carrier” will definitely get the device.
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LG’s curvy smartphone sports a 720p OLED display that uses LG’s Real Strip technology, which means all blue, green and red pixels are the same size. The G Flex runs on a 2.3-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM and features a 13-megapixel camera, just like the G2. In fact, the G Flex shares a few of the LG flagship’s features, including Rear Key and KnockON.
The LG G Flex joins Samsung’s Galaxy Round in being among the first commercially available curved smartphones. Curved display technology isn’t new, but this is the first time we’re seeing it being utilized in consumer-ready products. The benefits of a curved display aren’t immediately clear, but the rounded shape is said to make the phone’s design more ergonomic while offering sharper viewing angles on the display.