Those who are excited about LG Electronics’ latest curved G Flex should have another reason to rave. AT&T has announced that it would start taking pre-orders for the highly anticipated smartphone this week. It specified that the pre-orders would be entertained beginning Friday, January 24.
AT&T would be selling the new device for $299.99. The transaction comes with a two-year standard subscription contract. It would also be provided to customers who are into other plans from the company. AT&T customers could opt to take an upgrade of their device after just 12 months. They would be asked to pay $34.75 monthly for that option.
For those who prefer cheaper monthly installment payment for the device, another option would be available. The 18-month upgrade plan would take a monthly cost of just $26.74. Both early upgrade options would be carried out through AT&T Next plan.
However, AT&T did not make any announcement about when its LG Flex units would be available on its stores. It is also yet to make further announcements about more details of the coming sale.
Logically, AT&T is not the first to announce LG Flex on its available subscription plans. Sprint earlier announced that it would begin selling the device on February 7. For its part, T-Mobile said it would add G Flex to its current lineup of smartphones within this quarter. Other networks are yet to make their own announcements, if ever they also decide to carry and distribute the LG device.
LG G Flex features
The LG G Flex is one of the popular new devices in the market today. It has a 6-inch display that comes with a resolution of 1,280 X 720 pixels. One striking physical feature of the smartphone are the curves on the unit that runs from top to bottom.
The phone also runs on quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM. The operating system is Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2. The company is yet to make any announcement whether the device could be upgraded to the latest Android 4.4 KitKat version.
The handset has a 13-megapixel camera that faces its rear end. On the front is a 2.1-megapixel shooter. Of course, it helps that the unit comes with a 32GB on-board storage.
The device was launched on October last year. It came after bigger rival Samsung Electronics introduced its own curved smartphone called the Galaxy Round.