LG G Flex now up for pre-order in the UK ahead of January 20 release. Nokia Lumia 1320 coming soon
The LG G Flex is one of the two world’s first smartphones to sport curved screens (the other being the Samsung Galaxy Round). It was announced in October in South Korea and started to slowly make its way to other markets in December. And now it appears to be ready to reach the UK.
Two well known retailers have put it up for pre-order, and it’s incredibly expensive for an Android device. That was to be expected, though, considering the fact that it’s a niche device serving to showcase a curved screen for the first time. On top of that, aside from the screen’s resolution which is just 720p HD, it also has very high-end specs.
If you’re willing to pony up no less than £689.99, you can get one from Expansys in SIM-free and unlocked form. The retailer’s website mentions that the G Flex will be out on January 20, which is just a week from now. So you won’t have to wait a lot for it to make it to your doorstep once you’ve pre-ordered.
If buying phones with two-year contracts from operators is more your thing, worry not for Carphone Warehouse has you covered. Here you can pre-order the LG G Flex with a variety of plans from EE, O2, T-Mobile, and Orange. Once again, though, this handset is anything but cheap.
Unlike what is basically the norm in the UK for such situations, you can’t even get it for free upfront. The cheapest amount you have to pay when you buy it is £49. Then you’ll shell out £57 per month for two years. That contract is at O2 and it nets you unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, and 8 GB of data each month, so at least you’re pretty much covered no matter how big your communication needs are.
Carphone Warehouse doesn’t mention a shipping date for the G Flex, but it really can’t be far behind that put forth by Expansys (it might even be sooner).
The LG G Flex has a 6-inch 720p HD curved touchscreen, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 2 MP front camera, a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of non-expandable built-in storage, 150 Mbps 4G LTE, 42 Mbps HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, an infrared port, and a non-removable 3,500 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The Nokia Lumia 1320 is also expected to make it to the UK, though we don’t have a time frame for when that will happen just yet. However, the phablet has been listed by Nokia’s UK arm with a “Coming Soon” message attached, so it’s definitely on the way. We’ll let you know when we find out more on the matter.