US carrier Sprint could be the first to make the G Flex 2 available for sale.
The LG G Flex 2 is the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 810 chipset, but its availability has been limited to South Korea since it was made official at CES last month. An international release date has been kept a secret all this while, but North American carrier Sprint has now taken care of that missing detail.
Sprint has announced that it will start selling the G Flex 2 to its consumers from March 13, with pre-orders starting on February 20 and the unlocked price set at $500 (excluding tax). It remains to be seen if Sprint will be the first US carrier to launch the curved smartphone, but as far as a release window is concerned, it seems the G Flex 2 could go on sale internationally a week or so after the curtains go down at MWC (right around the time the excitement around newly announced 2015 flagships from the competition will start simmering down).
The G Flex 2 is a more refined version of LG’s first curved smartphone, with specs including a 5.5-inch P-OLED 1080p display that curves at the top and bottom, a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus and optical image stabilization, 32GB of expandable internal storage, and a 3,000 mAh battery. The handset runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, and also features an improved version of the self-healing back that was seen on the original G Flex.