The LG G Flex is coming to AT&T on January 24 for $300

lg g flex att january 24

For those who have patiently awaiting the new LG G Flex, the wait is almost over. AT&T has announced they will be the first to get the new curved phablet, available for $300 on January 24 both in stores and online (with a two-year contract). Read our full G Flex Review here.

The LG G Flex is the first major smartphone release in the U.S. to feature a curved display, not to mention what LG calls “self-healing” technology on the back of the device, which makes scratches disappear or become less noticeable over time. There are also a bunch of videos of people flexing the phone, after which it bends right back to its normal, curved self. The Flex is certainly a beefy smartphone with its 6-inch display, quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage, but we’re pretty sure what most people want out of the G Flex is to bend it and scratch it, and then maybe use it as a smartphone. Still, we don’t recommend you scratch or bend it much. Some users have reported bumps forming on the display after a lot of bending, and its anti-scratch coating is only meant for an accidental keying in your pocket, not forced abuse.

One concern we have though is that the G Flex is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, not Android 4.3 or Android 4.4 KitKat. We have no idea when LG will bring the newer editions of Android to this device, especially since it features some special LG software for interactivity, but we’re hoping Android 4.3 at least doesn’t come long after launch.

Nonetheless if you’re a fan of all the new tech on the LG G Flex, it won’t be long until you can have it in your hands. Also, if you don’t like AT&T, don’t sweat it: LG announced back at CES that this device is also coming to Sprint on Jan. 31 and T-Mobile in the near future. If you want a quick look at what other features the smartphone will have, check out the video below.

Mobile

AT&T jumps the gun with deliberately misleading 5GE launch

As excitement about 5G networks continues to build, AT&T jumps the gun with a ridiculous and deliberate attempt to deceive the public with 5G Evolution – a speed bump that’s based on improvements to 4G tech.
Mobile

Is this the first image of a Galaxy S10 being used in real life?

It won't be long now; With 2019 underway, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is almost here. Before it arrives, here's absolutely everything you need to know about all three of Samsung's next flagships.
Mobile

We tried all the latest and greatest smartphones to find the best of 2019

Smartphones are perhaps the most important and personal piece of tech on the planet. That’s why it’s important to pick the best phone for your individual needs. Here are the best smartphones you can buy.
Mobile

Samsung's advanced folding phone needed 'total reconfiguration' to make it real

Samsung has been showcasing bendable display tech for a few years and now a folding smartphone might finally arrive. The Galaxy X, or perhaps the Galaxy Fold, may be the company's first example. Here's everything we know about it.
Mobile

Here’s how to download podcasts and listen to them on Android or iOS

Podcasts have become a cultural staple. Here's how to download podcasts and listen to them on your Android or iOS device, and which apps to use if you're looking to get the most out of the format.
Business

Apple banned from distributing some iPhone models in Germany

Apple is following the FTC's lead and has sued Qualcomm for a massive $1 billion in the U.S., $145 million in China, and also in the U.K., claiming the company charged onerous royalties for its patented tech.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: camera with A.I. director, robot arm assistant

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Mobile

Windows 10 Mobile is dead: Switch to iOS or Android, Microsoft says

A Microsoft support page detailed the company's plans to end support for Windows 10 Mobile in less than a year. Users with devices powered by the platform are suggested to switch to iOS or Android devices.
Mobile

How to use iOS 12’s Passwords and Accounts tool to autofill passwords

Keeping track of all your passwords and accounts can be a real chore. If you use an iPhone with iOS 12, then you don't have to. Here's how to use iOS 12's own password manager to autofill passwords.
Computing

What is fixed wireless 5G? Here’s everything you need to know

Here's fixed wireless 5G explained! Learn what you need to know about this effective new wireless technology, when it's available, how much it costs, and more. If you're thinking about 5G, this guide can help!
Mobile

Razer’s Wireless Charger will turn your desk into gamer heaven

The Razer Wireless Charger adds colorful flair to your desk or bedside table. It works with any phone that supports Qi wireless charging -- with some quirks -- but is it worth the high price tag? We take a look.
Gaming

Xbox app lets you access your console while away from home. Here's how

Microsoft's Xbox allows you to access your profile information and launch media content directly from your mobile device. Check out our quick guide on how to connect your smartphone to an Xbox One.
Wearables

The best Apple Watch bands and straps to stylize your timepiece

If you have an Apple Watch, you know how easy it is to take off the strap it came with, so why not buy yourself another one? Here, we've gathered the best Apple Watch bands we've seen so far. There's something for everyone.
Mobile

How to choose an iPad in 2019: A practical guide to Apple’s tablets

Selecting an iPad from Apple's lineup can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Our comprehensive guide should put the numbers and specs in practical, easy-to-understand terms. Find your ideal iPad with the help of our guide.