After its introduction at CES, the curvtastic LG G Flex 2 is almost ready for primetime. The phone has been available for pre-order on Sprint in the US for a few days with a free Quick Circle case, but its global rollout is about to commence. It will first be offered on "major carriers in the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Germany, and the U.K," according to an LG Press Release, followed by key markets in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
Aside from Sprint in the US, we know that AT&T will carry the G Flex 2 (only in grey, red is exclusive to Sprint) but their landing page still marks it as Coming Soon, and that U.S. Cellular will offer it as well but there's no sign of it on their website yet.
In the UK, Carephone Warehouse already has the pre-order page up, offering the G Flex 2 only in "black" (which is most likely the dark grey color) on all of Vodafone, EE, and O2. Plans put it somewhere around the mid to high £800, ouch. Shipping is expected in the week starting with March 16th, but we're still not sure what to make of Vodafone's claim of a 6-week exclusivity.
Details are definitely still sparse, but if you live in any of the other 4 countries mentioned by LG, you should be happy to know that the G Flex 2 is indeed coming to you, probably sooner than other parts of the world. For everyone else, it seems that the second iteration of LG's bendy phone will hit more markets than the first one, so you just have to hope that your country makes it on the list.
And while you're sitting and waiting, you can either read David's review of the G Flex 2 (spoiler: he found it more practical but less interesting) or feast your eyes on LG's product story. In this lengthy video, the G Flex 2's raison d'être is explained, with the 3 benefits to the curve: comfort, durability, and beauty. Then other aspects of the phone are emphasized, like the (controversial) Snapdragon 810 chipset, 1080p display, fast charging, and improved self-healing on the back.
Alternate title: LG Wants Curves Back In Fashion Everywhere, Spends 3 Minutes Convincing You They're Prettier, Cosier, Bendier, And Can Handle Rougher Treatment
- LG NewsRoom