LG always promised it wouldn’t keep the G Flex to itself, and following its release in Hong Kong and a few other countries just before Christmas, we’ve now got confirmation the flexible phone is about to go on sale in America. The first network to sell the G Flex will be Sprint, and it arrives at the end of this month. When it does, it’ll connect to Sprint Spark, the new high speed data network.
The G Flex is one of a few truly unique smartphones available, thanks to its gently curved touchscreen, and self-healing rear panel. It’s not the most subtle phone with its massive 6-inch display, but unlike many big-screen devices, the resolution is a more battery friendly 720p instead of 1080p.
It’s powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 running at 2.3GHz, and accompanied by 2GB of RAM, while there’s 32GB of internal memory to fill up. A 13-megapixel camera is fixed to the rear, where you’ll also find the same rear-mounted controls seen on the LG G2. The phone runs Android 4.2.2, which is far from the latest version of Google’s OS, along with a few LG bonus features such as a multi-tasking mode called Dual Window, and the Knock feature to wake up the screen with a double tap.
So, there’s no doubt the G Flex is exciting, but how much is it going to cost? Well, it’s not cheap, and Sprint will relieve you of $300 in exchange for the phone, provided you sign up for a two-year contract. If you’re happy with this, then it would be wise to pre-order online. Those who do will get a free QuickWindow Folio case, worth $60, between now and the end of January. Pre-orders open today and the phone will be released on January 31.
We reviewed the G Flex recently and were impressed with its gorgeous screen and powerful processor, but prospective buyers may want to familiarize themselves with reports of bumps appearing on the G Flex’s screen before handing over their cash.