U.S. Cellular has announced it will begin selling the LG G Flex 2 on March 26. The carrier will offer the 5.5-inch curved display phablet for $149.99 when signing a new 2-year contract.
Samsung is ramping up to launch its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on April 10 and recent reports have suggested U.S. carriers will begin selling the handsets on April 11. The Galaxy S6 Edge has been stealing the spotlight from its non-edge sibling, thanks to its innovative and unique curved display, which can display alerts, shortcuts, and other details separate from the main, center display.
Samsung isn't the only smartphone manufacturer releasing a smartphone with a curved display. LG unveiled its follow up to last year's curved display G Flex phablet, the G Flex 2 at CES, and the handset is about to make its way to another U.S. carrier. The carrier will also sell the G Flex 2 for $630 with no contract.
"At U.S. Cellular, we strive to provide the best wireless experience by providing the latest devices, a high quality network and national coverage that keeps customers connected in cities and rural communities," said Joe Settimi, vice president of marketing for U.S. Cellular. "LG has created a unique device that is packed with cutting-edge features, and we are thrilled to bring our first curved smartphone to our customers."
The LG G Flex 2 features a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD curved P-OLED display with a pixel density of 403 pixels per inch (ppi) and is running Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's latest and greatest octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, Adreno 430 GPU (graphics processing unit), and 3GB of RAM. It also includes 32GB of internal storage, microSD expansion slot, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter, and large 3,000 mAh battery with Fast Charge technology built in, which allows a 50 percent charge in less than 40 minutes.
Interested customers can purchase the LG G Flex 2 via U.S. Cellular beginning on March 26.