ATLANTA, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T's1 first smartphone with a curved screen, the LG G Flex, offers an immersive cinematic viewing experience and ergonomic comfort. The company today announced that the LG G Flex will be available in the U.S. for pre-order both online or at an AT&T store beginning Jan. 24.
The LG G Flex is priced at $299.99 with a two-year agreement. Customers also have the option of paying $26.74 per month with AT&T Next 18 or $34.75 per month with AT&T Next 12.2
For a closer look at the LG G Flex, check out this video – www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkItAYd5Lmw.
"We're proud to offer the LG G Flex, our first smartphone with a curved screen, in the U.S. and add the device to the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. "We offer smartphones and devices to fit every lifestyle. There's nothing quite like the LG G Flex to enhance viewing video and images. The unique design is great when using your thumbs to type a message and at the same time, delivers a great experience for video enthusiasts. Combined with AT&T's premium network, the nation's most reliable wireless service, you have an unbeatable combination of features and value."
"LG G Flex represents the shape of innovation and LG's technical design leadership in the mobile market," said Morris Lee, senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing, LG Mobile Communications Company. "Its unique curved display and curved battery, plus LG's innovative rear key and Knock feature, make the LG G Flex an exciting device for AT&T customers."
The LG G Flex is LTE Advanced enabled. The curved, flexible* design is comfortable in the palm of your hand and against the side of your face. Its design introduces ergonomic benefits, which makes it easy to hold and, because it follows the contour of your face, provides an outstanding voice and sound experience. The LG G Flex boasts an expansive 6-inch HD OLED curved display for an immersive viewing experience that also helps reduce glare. The LG G Flex also features QuickTheater™, which lets you quickly access photos, videos and YouTube from the lock screen with a simple dragging gesture. In addition, Dual Window splits the 6-inch screen into two separate applications. You can drag and drop information, such as articles and links between windows for easier multi-tasking. The LG G Flex also offers LG's intuitive and award-winning rear-key design and exclusive Knock feature that lets you quickly wake or turn off the display with two simple taps on the screen.
Additional key features include:
- Processor: 2.26 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor with quad-core Krait CPU
- Display: 6-inch, (1280x720), HD OLED screen (Real RGB)
- Memory: 2GB RAM and up to 32 GB onboard memory
- Camera: 13MP rear-facing, 2.1 MP front-facing
- Curved Battery: 3,500 mAh (Embedded)
- Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
- Size: 160.5 x 81.6 x 8.3mm
- Weight: 177g
AT&T announced its intent to carry the device on Jan. 6, 2014. For more information, please visit: www.att.com/gflex.
AT&T has the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network, according to independent third party data.3 In addition, the company was named America's fastest 4G LTE network, in PC Magazine's 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks study of 30 markets – and also swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest.4
The LG G Flex earned five out of five stars on AT&T's Eco-Rating system. The system, which rates the environmental factors of AT&T branded handset devices, was created to empower consumer choice around sustainability. For more information about this device's rating, AT&T's Eco-Rating System, and how you can join AT&T in making a difference, please visit http://att.com/ecospace.
*The flexibility of this product is limited. This phone may be bent flat up to 180 degrees for a limited time only. Do not bend inward or twist.
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2Requires 20-month or 26-month 0% APR installment agreement & qualifying credit. Sales tax due at sale. Qualified wireless service plan (voice & data) required. If you cancel wireless service, remaining device balance is due. Qualifying smartphones only; excludes tablets. Limit 4 financed devices (including devices financed via AT&T Next(SM) or other installment agreement) per wireless account. Select locations only. If financed smartphone returned/exchanged within 14 days, restocking fee up to $35 may apply. Upgrade: Upgrade requires minimum of 12 monthly installment payments on 20-month agreement or 18 on a 26-month agreement & account in good standing plus trade-in of current financed device in good & functional condition & purchase of new qualified device/wireless service plan. After upgrade, remaining unbilled installment payments are waived. All terms subject to change. All marks used herein are the property of their respective owners
3Reliability claim based on analysis of data network connection and data transaction success rates reported by Nielsen during network tests conducted across 211 markets from July 2012 to July 2013, and compares carriers with nationwide 4G LTE networks. Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE availability varies.
4PC Magazine, June 17, 2013: www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420333,00.asp.
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