LG G Flex (Sprint)
Sprint today said that Android 4.4 KitKat is now available for the LG G Flex smartphone. The update will be distributed over the next week, but users can download it manually via the device's settings tools.
LG today announced it is prepared to extend the availability of its Knock Code feature beginning next month. Knock Code lets LG device owners use a pattern of knocks to wake up and unlock their smartphone. It was first shown off on the LG G Pro 2 at Mobile World Congress. According to LG, the G2 and G Flex will be first to receive a firmware update in April that enables the feature. LG didn't say if the update will be made available to all markets. LG eventually plans to extend Knock Code to the bulk of its Android smartphones.
Sprint today announced that it will sell the LG G Flex curved Android smartphone online and via telesales starting January 31. Sprint is asking $299.99 for the G Flex with a new two-year contract. Alternately, customers can purchase the G Flex with Sprint's new Easy Pay program, which asks for a down payment of $149.99 for the G Flex, followed by 23 payments of $20.84 and one payment of $20.68. Sprint is accepting preorders for the G Flex beginning today. It will reach Sprint retail stores February 7. The G Flex features a 6-inch, curved and flexible display, quad-core processor, and 13-megapixel camera.
The G Flex is LG's entrant in the new curved-screen superphone category. It has everything the G2 and G Pro have, plus a huge 6-inch curved screen. It's now official for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, and we went hands-on with the U.S. versions.
LG today announced that its current flagship phone - the G Flex - will come to Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T in the 1st quarter of 2014. The phone sports a curved design utilizing a curved, 6" OLED display and a curved battery. It also sports top-end features such as a Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel camera, and 3,500 mAh battery.
LG is a dominant force at every CES, and frequently they use their press conference to announce new phones, such as the Spectrum in 2012. LG has yet to make a serious play in wearables, and rumors are swirling about a possible CES unveiling of LG's answer to Samsung's Galaxy Gear. There are also rumors of the curved G Flex phone coming to the U.S. Tune in to our liveblog right here for the news as it happens.