Sprint today announced that it will start carrying LG’s latest handset — the G Flex 2 — on its network from March 13 with pre-orders beginning as soon as tomorrow (i.e. Feb 20).
LG G Flex: Specs, Apps, News, Features & Reviews
As expected, LG has officially announced the G Flex 2 at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. The G Flex 2 is the successor to the original G Flex, which was announced back in IFA at 2013, and comes with some meaningful improvements and enhancements.
LG is yet to officially unveil the G Flex 2, but the promotional poster of the device at the CES 2015 event hall has all but confirmed its impending announcement.
In late 2013, LG had unveiled the G Flex — a phone with a curved and flexible P-OLED display and a “self-healing” back. While the handset was not a commercial success for LG, it did manage to capture the interest of many because of all its unique features.
One feature that only gets a slight amount of attention is WiFi Calling, despite the fact it can be pretty useful for anyone who might not be in an area with the best network coverage, but can still find a WiFi signal. For Sprint customers who own an LG G Flex, that feature can be yours after a software update.
LG has just confirmed that the G Flex 2 and the Vu 4 will be launched later this year. While no specifics were mentioned, it’s good to know that the launch of the G Flex 2 has been pushed to 2014 while it was initially believed to be available starting 2015.
The LG G Flex from last year is known for its curved OLED display as well as the unique self-healing back cover which would remove scars and minor scratches on its own. Evleaks now claims that its successor would feature an even more unique feature, in addition to the curved display and that it would break cover by Q1 2015, so it seems like we have some waiting to do.
LG and Samsung have been showing off curved AMOLED displays in prototype form for the last couple of years. However, it is only now that the technology has matured enough for it to make into mainstream products from both companies. And while Samsung’s Galaxy Round is still more of a prototype with limited availability, LG has gone ahead and released its curved smartphone — the G Flex — in almost all the major markets of the world.
Why do people buy phones with big screens? Because it’s easier to read text and watch movies on a larger display. So what’s the best thing you can bundle with the 6.0 inch LG G Flex? Six months of Breaking Bad, Parks and Recreation, Orange is the new Black, and whatever else Netflix has to offer. That’s right, T-Mobile USA is throwing in half a year of Netflix for those willing to subscribe to their service. How much will the phone itself cost? You can either pay $672 for it outright, or pay $0 down and then have 24 installments of $28 per month.
Less than 24 hours ago, Sprint became the first American operator to announce a launch date and price point (January 31st; $300) for LG’s experimental curved smartphone, the G Flex. Today it’s AT&T’s turn. They’re going to offer the phone at the same $300 price point, but they’ll be offering it a full week earlier: January 24th. Also in the news, LG themselves have announced that the G Flex will launch in 20+ European countries. The U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, and Austria were specifically called out as countries that will get the phone in February.