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LG's curved G Flex to reach Sprint at the end of the month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Jan 2014 23:19 User comments (1)

LG's curved G Flex to reach Sprint at the end of the month Sprint has announced that LG's curved G Flex smartphone will reach the carrier on January 31st with a $299.99 price tag on contract.
LG said earlier this month that the device would be headed to AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile over the winter, and Sprint is the first to give a timeframe.

"Continuing to raise the bar in innovation, we are thrilled to once again team up with LG to bring a top-of-the-line device to our customers," said David Owens, vice president of product, Sprint. "LG G Flex combines everything in a single device and provides Sprint customers curved ergonomic comfort and a cinematic viewing experience that will make movie buffs rejoice. With the multitude of Android™ apps available for download, LG G Flex with Sprint Spark, combined with Sprint's new Sprint Framily Plan, make an ideal pair for today's multimedia, multitasking lifestyles."

The device feature a 720p 6-inch curved P-OLED, which LG claims is ultra-light, ultra-thin and flexible. The device runs on Android 4.2.2, is powered by a 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800, an Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM and a 3500mAh battery. In addition, the device has a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 2.1-megapixel front camera. The OLED panel is also built with plastic substrates, for better durability. The display also includes Real RGB technology for all three sub-pixels in one pixel, increasing brightness.

Another very interesting feature is what LG calls 'Self-Healing' coating for the back cover which helps the device "recover from the daily wear-and-tear scratches and nicks that un-cased smartphones are likely to receive."

For connectivity, the Flex has LTE-A, LTE, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) and NFC suuport. LG can also decode MP3, CD quality or 24 bit/192kHz Hi-Fi for audiophiles.

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121.1.2014 12:43

The curvature of a phone is just an added "coolness" but falls WAYYYYYYY behind the desires of most to have a powerful phone with more RAM, higher proc speed, more memory, less bloatware, etc.

I just don't see this selling that well.


We'll see................

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