AT&T LG G Flex

Coming in Q1 2014, pricing and availability to be announced later

Android Central @ CES

The first smartphone with a curved screen, the LG G Flex will be available from AT&T. As rumored, the 6-inch "bendable" smartphone will be coming sometime in the first quarter of 2014, though we don't yet have any pricing or firm dates. The G Flex carries the internals you would expect from a high-end smartphone at this stage in the game, with a Snapdragon 800 CPU and 2GB of RAM. We were fairly impressed with LG's hardware when we looked at the G Flex a while ago, and are happy to see a U.S. version.

AT&T is bullish on the G Flex, and thinks they will have a winner on their hands. Jeff Bradley, senior vice-president of devices says:

We’re excited to add LG’s futuristic G Flex on the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network. Its curved form factor and enhanced audio and visual experience is a great addition to our strong line-up of Android devices.

We're excited to try a proper U.S. version, too. Soon.

AT&T LG G Flex

AT&T LG G Flex

AT&T LG G Flex

AT&T TO CARRY INNOVATIVE LG G FLEX ON THE NATION’S FASTEST AND MOST RELIABLE 4G LTE NETWORK

AT&T TO OFFER ITS FIRST SMARTPHONE WITH CURVED SCREEN

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 – AT&T1 will offer its first smartphone with a curved screen, LG G Flex, in the first quarter of 2014, the company said today. Pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

“AT&T continues to stay ahead of the curve in growing its device portfolio and giving customers the most advanced smartphone technology,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “We’re excited to add LG’s futuristic G Flex on the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network. Its curved form factor and enhanced audio and visual experience is a great addition to our strong line-up of Android devices.”

The LG G Flex shape introduces new visual and ergonomic benefits that enhance the smartphone experience. The large curved 6-inch true HD P-OLED display provides an immersive video experience with reduced glare and the unique shape is comfortable in the palm of the hand or against the contour of your face.

Additional key features include:

  • Processor: 2.26 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800processor
  • Display: 6-inch, HD (1280x720), true HD P-OLED screen (Real RGB)
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC ROM
  • Camera: 13MP rear-facing, 2.1 MP front-facing
  • Battery: 3,500 mAh (Embedded)
  • Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
  • Size: 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9- 8.7mm
  • Weight: 177g


For more information, please visit: www.att.com/gflex.

 
There are 23 comments

grydlok says:

Outside of the flex isn't no different than the G2?

TheMimic12 says:

The screen is bigger and has a 720p resolution. That's the only other difference.

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pinch55 says:

I will be interested in checking this out in an AT&T store, even though I'm not in the market for a new phone. Rocking and loving my G2.

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rob1261 says:

can anyone explain to me how this phone can flex straight from the curve position and not break the screen but I see reviews of it and drop tests and the screen cracks when you drop it how does that make sense???

NoNexus says:

there is a difference between a push and impact velocity.

It is bendy, but it is not a spring

Cubfan says:

Freaky gigantic phone. Who would buy this?

NoNexus says:

without an s-pen type device, I would guess just someone who likes to watch videos or gamers.

Otherwise it is kinda pointless IMHO

Love the tech though

MERCDROID says:

I see the G Flex as more of an experiment than anything else. In my opinion, Samsung and LG are trying to build/gauge demand for curved displays, so they can decide if they should include them in their 2014 flagships or not.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Nexus 5, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

NoNexus says:

I can see that, but give it a fighting chance with a 5" screen that is more mainstream, but a 6"?

EDGAR GOMEZ says:

Me! Lol

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EDGAR GOMEZ says:

Me!, lol!

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kcerica says:

I hope this doesn't turn out to be a big flop for LG. I don't understand why nothing really has been updated from the G2...Not even a newer version of android. I'm assuming a KitKat update will be ready to go by the time it's released. I have a bad feeling about this new phone.

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NoNexus says:

Why are you surprised? LG is continuing their record of poor updating.

If this were 4.3 it would be no big deal, but 4.2.2?

barondebxl says:

That's because it's all about the flex my friend.

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Nexus6beta says:

Does it have inbuild Remote control? (LG Cinema 3D TV)

Via my Exynos-5 powered Nexus6

NoNexus says:

Supposedly. The Korean model does and I cannot see them taking it out.

still1 says:

from just that partial image posted I can see 8 ATT bloatware alone

TheMimic12 says:

+1. I noticed that too.

Posted via my kitkat-powered machete with a Tegra 4

MERCDROID says:

+1

Posted from my "Gift from God" Nexus 5, my "God-Given" iPad Mini 2, or my "Risen" Samsung Chromebook.

andel7539 says:

Packed full of AT&T's most useless, memory hogging, storage taking, bloatware!

Oh wait, that happens with every phone on the carriers......

*nothing to see here*

Paul Simiyu says:

That bloatware.good god. and I thought Verizon was bad

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barondebxl says:

LG is seriously growing on me. I love my g2 and this looks exciting.

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Retinella says:

No thanks.