LG G Flex coming to T-Mobile


T-Mobile’s list of top handsets is expanding. The latest to be heading to magenta is the LG G Flex. In a press release today, T-Mobile confirmed that it would be selling the giant Android-powered smartphone with a curved screen, but didn’t give any pricing or release date information.

“The LG G Flex offers T-Mobile customers a more reassuring grip and fit as well as an outstanding voice and sound experience because the distinctively curved design follows the contour of the face. The ultra-thin, ultra-light, flexible 6-inch Plastic OLED display is brighter and more precise making it ideal for watching videos or playing games on-the-go. The G Flex also features the Rear Key control for convenience of using one index finger to power the device on or off and adjust volume. It also has self-healing paint on the G Flex back cover that LG says is designed to help recover from the wear and tear of daily use, including scratches from keys[3]. The advanced smartphone features a 13MP HD camera to capture crisp, detailed, high-quality images and videos. In addition, the LG G Flex includes the world’s first curved battery technology for a smartphone with a capacity of 3,500 mAh for power, sleek design and comfort in the palm of your hand.”

I never got the appeal of curved screen phones, but it’s good to see T-Mobile ensuring it gets some of the biggest phones. It’ll be interesting to see if the company is going to announce any more phones at CES this week. So far we’re expecting some announcements made on coverage and promotions, but haven’t heard anything on device availability yet (apart from this official announcement).

We’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear

Via: T-Mobile

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  • maestroalvarez

    Simply put, I think T-Mobile now gets ALL high-end smartphones. Period. With the best smartphones, better coverage, no contracts, free data for tablets, free worldwide broadband coverage, the competition certainly WILL be toast.

    • kalel33

      T-mobile doesn’t get all of them. The Motorola Droid Maxx, Nokia Lumia 1020, and the HTC One Max are glaring omissions in their line-up but they do have a great selection.

      • maestroalvarez

        I agree with you regarding the Nokia 1020 and the HTC One Max, but the Droid series is ONLY on Verizon (not T-Mobile’s fault). At least you can unlock any of these phones, and if compatible with T-Mobile, you can activate them with T-Mobile. Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T don’t. So, technically, you could, indeed buy a Nokia 1020 and activate it on T-Mobile. You are certainly right though, they do NOT get ALL high-end smartphones. Nobody does. There are plenty of great phones that don’t make it to the USA. Thank you, for the correction, Kalel. It is great to be part of such a great community of tech enthusiasts!

  • MaseW

    You don’t “get” the appeal of a curved screen?

    The curve means that when holding the phone one handed, there is less distance your thumb has to travel to reach the top of the screen. People often dismiss this as a gimmick, but there is a tangible benefit to having a curved screen…it allows LG to release a phone with a 6 inch screen, but make it no harder to use with one hand than a phone with a smaller screen.

    Not to mention it makes talking on the phone feel more “natural”.

    • thepanttherlady

      I also like the idea that it’s more comfortable to fit in the hand when watching movies or playing games in landscape mode. If it came with expandable memory, I’d definitely give it a try.

      • MaseW

        I am quite interested to hold of these once it arrives in stores.

        I think it may be one of those things that seems strange at first…just because we’ve become so accustomed to the feel of the “candy bar” design. But I imagine that once you play with it for a bit, a non-curved phone will feel “uncomfortable” by comparison.

        I can’t say that I’ll definitely buy it, but the curve and the “self-healing” paint, definitely have piqued my interest.

        • thepanttherlady

          Depending on when it’s available, I may just JUMP! to this one for the heck of it. Timing between this release and the successor in the Xperia Z line up (hoping for the Sirius) will ultimately make my decision on whether I’m getting this one or not as a back up phone.

        • JB

          I skipped on the Z. So the Sirius might be my very first Sony Android phone even if I have to get it unlocked! It sounds like it’s going to be a beast of a handset! (plus Sony has a knack for making some sexy hardware)

        • thepanttherlady

          I had the XZ and now the XZ1. Anxiously awaiting the announcement for the Avatar or Sirius (more interested in the Sirius). So far I’m really enjoying the Xperia line.

    • JB

      Hmmm… I was one of the ones who didn’t “get” it either… Though that didn’t stop me from wanting one being that I love shiny new tech. You bring up some very valid points. Now I can justify my purchase. Lol I might get it straight up instead of burning a Jump! on one.

    • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

      You would get less glare as well.

    • jeremy

      Very interesting, never saw it that way and was always wondering what benefit having a curved phone would have. I feel like you’ll have to have it in hand to really see if it does make a difference

    • czaplin

      This might be very appealing to jump from G2 onto this banana :)

      • $15454173

        Banana LOL :) They will need a curved volume control on the back…

  • guest

    will there be an update for this phone when the 700Mhz starts rolling later in the year?

    • Chimphappyhour

      Update? If it doesn’t already have it when it goes on sale, it won’t have it. At this point, if you live in a market slated to get 700 spectrum or go to these places, you might as well wait until a device with it onboard comes out.

      • fubufanatic

        Or signing up for Jump might help

  • JBLmobileG1

    Nice, but how is this supposed to fix in my pocket without snapping or feeling odd? Also what kind of case could even work with this thing?

    • MaseW

      There are some videos on YouTube that were released by LG a couple of months ago that showed how the phone could flatten out, and then return to it’s normal curved shape (hence the name “Flex”), as well as a demonstration of the self-healing paint on the back cover.

  • Bori

    Hmm perhaps it would fit nicely in a back pocket. This will be an interesting device to at least see.

    • Paul

      Unless you have no butt…but…it might help give the illusion of one.
      Marketing gold right there!

      • Bori

        LMAO! true, I am covered. Butt you do have a point there, they can use that to market it, if fails LOL.

        • Paul

          Look at this comedian over here!

  • steveb944

    I can’t wait to see it in person!

    • S Rapoport

      I had a chance to play with it yesterday at CES. While the display is very good, it is a huge phone (think Galaxy Note 3), and it is a pain to put in a pocket. Also, the rear button is not that easy to use because of the size of the phone. I am not really thrilled about it at the moment.

  • kev2684

    this would’ve been a winner with a 1080p screen. you can see the difference between the 720p on the Note II vs 1080p on the Note 3.

  • mingkee

    This will be tricky for tempered glass plate. In addition, according the drop test on youtube, the self-healing layer isn’t really great.

  • Paul

    I’m curious to see this in reality. I don’t think it’s my cup-o-tea, but it’s great to see this finally come to reality.

  • zx6guy

    Why no mention of the battery size? At 3,500mAh this thing will go toe to toe with Maxx. If you don’t want a phablet this will be your best option for battery life.

  • Guest

    I wouldn’t want to put that in my pocket.. That’s my decision stopping point when looking at this phone

  • GreatNews

    What’s about Android 4.4 KitKat for the LG G2?

  • spartanjet

    Where is the Lumia 1520…thats the only phone I care about

    • sahib102 .

      I know right I want to know if they are going to get more nokia phones :( or something like the 1520

  • donnybee

    Is that a phone in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

    • Paul

      Actually, it’s the LG Flex…

  • Cyberbro

    Why is a curved phone better? It just looks like a pain to fit in a pocket now.

  • AllThingsReviewed215

    I have one already getting T-Mobile 3G/H+

    Awesome device with long lasting battery.