|[January 16, 2014]
Sprint Customers Among First in the U.S. to Get Their Hands on the World's First Curved, Flexible Smartphone, LG G Flex
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. --(Business Wire)--
Sprint (NYSE: S) customers are about to become the first to experience
the peak data speeds of up to 60Mbps on the world's first curved,
flexible1 smartphone, LG G Flex. Unique to Sprint, G Flex
will take advantage of Sprint Spark™2, enhanced LTE (News - Alert) that
supports a new generation of online gaming, virtual reality, advanced
cloud services and other applications requiring high bandwidth. The
benefits of Sprint Spark coupled with LG G Flex's innovative curved
display and curved battery means Sprint customers will enjoy a more
immersive and long-lasting viewing experience.
Sprint and LG announced today that G Flex will be available on Friday,
Jan. 31, in Sprint sales channels, including Business Sales, Telesales
(1-800-SPRINT1) and Web
Sales for $299.99 with a new two-year service agreement (excludes
taxes and surcharges). It will arrive in Sprint stores on Friday, Feb.
7. New and existing customers can preorder G Flex beginning today at sprint.com/lggflex.
All consumers who take advantage of the online preorder (Jan. 16-31)
will receive a free Quickwindow Folio Case ($59.99 value) with the G
"Continuing to raise the bar in innovation, we are thrilled to once
again team up with LG to bring a top-of-the-line device to our
customers," said David Owens, vice president of product, Sprint. "LG G
Flex combines everything in a single device and provides Sprint
customers curved ergonomic comfort and a cinematic viewing experience
that will make movie buffs rejoice. With the multitude of Android (News - Alert)™ apps
available for download, LG G Flex with Sprint Spark, combined with
Sprint's new Sprint Framily Plan, make an ideal pair for today's
multimedia, multitasking lifestyles."
"A world's first with its unique curved display and battery, G Flex
proves LG is at the forefront of mobile innovation," stated Morris Lee,
senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing, LG
Mobile Communications Company. "We are pleased to offer this
cutting-edge device to Sprint customers along with a suite of features
that provide an amazing user experience - from Knock to the convenient
rear key button and powerful multitasking apps like Dual Window, Quick
Theater™ and QSlide Function; LG G Flex validates our commitment to
The shape of innovation, LG G Flex's curved, 6-inch HD display helps
reduce glare and provides a more cinematic viewing experience. Comfort
for the consumer being top of mind, LG G Flex offers great ergonomics,
fitting comfortably in one's back pocket or jacket while its unique
design also reduces the distance between the microphone and the mouth
when the phone is held up against the ear, for an outstanding sound and
voice experience. Finally, LG G Flex comes equipped with a long-lasting
3,500mAh battery, delivering up to 29 hours of talk time.
Display: 6-inch, HD (1280x720), curved P-OLED (Real RGB)
Battery: 3,500mAh (embedded) lithium ion with up to 29 hours of talk
Processor: 2.26GHz Qualcomm (News - Alert)® Snapdragon™ 800
processor with quad-core Krait CPU
Camera: 13-megapixel rear-facing, 2.1-megapixel front-facing
Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC ROM
Convenient Rear Key provides outstanding grip and ergonomics
Dual Window divides the screen into two separate applications for
QuickTheater offers fast access to photos, videos and YouTube (News - Alert)™
Operating system: Android 4.2.2, Jelly Bean
Size: 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9-8.7 mm (6.3 x 3.2 x 0.35 inches)
Weight: 177 grams (6.24 ounces)
Customers who purchase G Flex at a Sprint Store on or after Feb. 7 will
also have the option of the Sprint Easy Pay for Phones
program, which allows them to pay for the phone in 24 monthly payments.
With Sprint Easy Pay, eligible customers can purchase G Flex with a down
payment of $149.99 (plus tax) and 23 easy payments of $20.84 and a final
payment of $20.68.
Additionally, customers who purchase G Flex at a Sprint Store on or
after Feb. 7 can select the new Sprint Framily Plan - a revolutionary
pricing program that lets consumers decide who they consider family. The
Sprint Framily Plan is available to new and existing customers. The more
people added to the group, up to 10 total, the greater the savings for
everyone on the plan. And because each account can be billed separately,
customers can choose who is in their group.
For one line of service, new Sprint customers pay $55 per month per line
for unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data. For each additional new Sprint
customer who joins the Framily group, the cost per person goes down $5 a
month up to a maximum monthly discount of $30 per line. Build a group of
at least seven people and everyone gets unlimited talk, text and 1GB of
data for $25 per month per line (pricing excludes taxes and surcharges).
All members of the group can customize their plan to meet their unique
needs. For only $20 per month per line, Framily members can buy up to
unlimited data plus get a new phone every year. Plan members can share
the savings, without the hassle of sharing a bill. Unlimited features
are while on the Sprint network.
Sprint Spark is currently available in 11 cities: Austin, Texas,
Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Fort Worth, Texas, Houston, Los
Angeles, Miami, New York, San Antonio, Texas and Tampa, Fla. Sprint
plans to deploy Sprint Spark in about 100 of America's largest cities
during the next three years. By the end of this year, 100 million
Americans are expected to have Sprint Spark coverage.
For details on Sprint's 4G LTE rebuild and rollout, go to www.sprint.com/network.
For 4G LTE maps, visit www.sprint.com/coverage.
Customers, consumers and members of the media are encouraged to check
back regularly as all maps will be updated and revised as the network's
Sprint (NYSE:S) offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline
communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers,
businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 54 million
customers at the end of the third quarter of 2013 and is widely
recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative
technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national
carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data
services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost
Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international
push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The
American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved
company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the
last five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North
American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force
and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and
mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a
range of stylish and innovative mobile phones, home entertainment
products, home appliances, and air conditioning systems and energy
solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. LG Electronics
is a 2013 ENERGY STAR (News - Alert)® Partner of the Year. For more
information, please visit www.lg.com.
1The flexibility of this product is limited. This phone may
be bent flat up to 180 degrees for a limited period of time only. Do not
bend inward or twist.
2Sprint Spark enhanced LTE not available everywhere.
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