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LG G Flex 2 available on AT&T stores and online starting April 24th how much does it sell for?

LG G Flex 2 is on its way to AT&T. The smartphone will apparently launch online and in stores on April 24th, and the curved device will sell for $709 full price or $300 with a two-year contract.

 

LG G Flex 2

 

LG’s second curved smartphone is finally making its way at AT&T at a rather spicy price, at least compared to other US carriers. If you buy the device full price, you can spread the payment in 30 pieces of $23.64, or choose a 24-month payment plan of $29.55 a month or 20 payments of $35.45.

The only upside to this price is that AT&T offers the G Flex 2 with 3 GB of RAM, whereas Sprint is giving the 2GB version at $199.99 with a 2-year contract.

[box type=”shadow”]Press release: 

LG G Flex 2™ Available at Select AT&T Retail Stores and Online Starting April 24

AT&T will offer the G Flex 2 for the phone for $709, which you can break down into 30 payments of 23.64, 24 months of $29.55, or 20 installments of $35.45. Alternatively you can hand over $300 and sign a two-year contract. However you slice it, this is significantly more money than Sprint wants for the same device, though at least AT&T’s version comes with 3GB of RAM.

Next Generation Smartphone with Revolutionary Curved Display to be Available for $0 down on AT&T Next

DALLAS, April 20, 2015 – AT&T1 announced the LG G Flex 2™ in Platinum Silver will be available for purchase in select AT&T retail stores and on www.att.com starting Friday, April 24. The award-winning G Flex 2 is the latest addition to the largest portfolio of LG smartphones available from any U.S. carrier.

G Flex 2 Features

The G Flex 2 is the latest addition to LG’s G Flex line of smartphones and has been improved with an advanced curved design and a slimmed down, higher resolution display to support better ergonomics.

The iconic curved design of the G Flex 2 follows the contour of your face, while also providing a reassuring ergonomic grip, which makes it easy to hold and operate. While the 5.5-inch Full HD P-OLED curved display of the G Flex 2 provides stunning color and smooth crisp video.

The smartphone features a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with Laser Auto Focus and OIS+. Laser Auto Focus allows you to focus fast while the floating OIS+ lens steadies the shot for sharp, focused imagery even in less than ideal lighting situations. The rear camera supports a variety of shooting options, including a voice activated Cheese Shutter, Burst Shot and Panorama Shot. Easily take and preview selfies with the front camera that supports LG’s Gesture Shot. A simple hand gesture activates the count down timer to take the selfie, and Gesture View enables you to automatically preview the picture when you lower your arms.

The G Flex 2 also features convenient notifications with Glance View. Key information such as time, recent messages or missed calls is discretely displayed with a downward swipe from the top of the curved screen – even when the smartphone is asleep and the display is off.

Under the hood, the G Flex 2 runs the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core processor, featuring 64-bit capable CPUs optimized for Android 5.0, making it speedy enough and efficient for robust multi-media playback and multi-tasking.

Other key features include:

  • Dimensions: 5.87 x 2.96 x 0.35 inches
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 Octa-core processor
  • Storage: 3 GB RAM and up to 32 GB internal storage, additional storage available via the internal microSD slot that supports up to a 2TB microSD card2
  • Battery: Fast Charge3 3,000 mAh (LG Fast Charger is included in the box)

G Flex 2 Pricing

The LG G Flex 2 runs on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network and the network with the nation’s strongest 4G LTE signal.4 Qualified customers can purchase the G Flex 2 for $0 down with AT&T Next5 at $23.64 per month for 30 installments on AT&T Next 24, $29.55 per month on AT&T Next 18 for 24 installments, or $35.45 on AT&T Next 12 for 20 installments. You can also buy the smartphone for $299.99 with a two-year agreement6 or at no annual commitment for $708.99.7
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Source: PR Newswire via AndroidPolice

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Apple Watch rumored to have screen issues – problems may delay or cut shipments in half

Could the Apple Watch be in trouble? We still have a month to go before the new Apple product goes on sale and rumors are starting to spread! Not the good kind either! Some are hoping this device will be a hit while others have much lower expectations, but they may all be thrown away in a jiffy, if rumors are to be believed.

 

Apple Watch

 

According to Taiwanese media outlet UDN a production issue may lead to a postponement in shipping, at least for some devices. The issue seems to be related to the AMOLED display Apple chose to use, a change from its usual LED screens.

Considering the fact that Apple’s initial shipment targets were somewhere between 2.5 to 3 million units, just cutting these numbers in half could damage credibility and the product’s stability on the market. On a different note, cutting the shipment number to around 1.25 million could make the Apple Watch a much more exclusive prospect. This is not the first time Apple has been met with this type of speculation, and in previous attempts, they came up on top, solving their problems or proving there were never such issues to begin with.

Source: UDN via Techradar

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Gorilla Glass 4 could keep your phone safe from shattering when dropped

Gorilla Glass 4 is next year’s best thing as it appears that the current display technologies will not break under any circumstances. Most smartphone screens resist scratches and minor cracks, but, you know, when you drop your beloved device, you can just see yourself in horror picking up the pieces.

 

Corning is moving on gradually and its technology is now permitting devices to resist more than just slight scratches. Gorilla Glass 4 is the next step in smartphone evolution. The new cover material is meant to survive collisions with rough surfaces such as your floor, or concrete. It is reportedly very effective too!

 

 

 

According to tests, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 remains intact 80% of the time when dropped from 3.3 feet (1 meter). You shouldn’t just try it every day though, as this extra resistance doesn’t mean your device is the Terminator. It is a good boost which could mean the difference between a costly repair and a regular day moving on after you dropped your phone.

 

Corning is reporting new deals and new test samples being sent to different manufacturers, so you will be seeing such devices soon. Official customers are not named yet, but considering that many of the PC, tablet and smartphone manufacturers already use Gorilla Glass, the most famous brands will be there. Your next gadget could be sporting a Gorilla Glass 4 protection as soon as next year and let’s hope you won’t have to find that out the hard way.

Source: Endgadget

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge reaches the US market – see available prices here!

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is available on the US market at the shocking price of $399 on contract at most carriers. If you want the Samsung device with the screened edge for extra (futuristic) space, you’re in for an expensive-ish treat.

Note Edge costs around $900 off contract and US carriers will be selling the device with a two-year contract which makes the device cost around $399.99.

The Edge device is very similar to Galaxy Note 4, and under the stylish hood you will find a 2.75 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. It has a 16MP rear camera with a 3.7MP snapper in the front. It has a 2560 x 1440p resolution plus 160 pixels on the side. The side-display will display notifications, shortcuts and information while draining a bit of extra juice from the 3220 mAh battery.

 

ATT

 

AT&T is selling the device on-contract for $399.99, whereas the off-contract deal is for $945.99, just south to a grand.

 

TMobile

 

T-Mobile sells the device for $36.25 a month which adds up to $870, even if you don’t get a contract to cut off some of those monthly payments.

 

ATT

 

Sprint’s two-year contract prices start at $429.99, and you can get it full price at $840, around $100 cheaper than AT&T. The two-year contract is $0 down with 24 payments of $35 each.

Verizon and US Cellular will be selling the device as well, but it does not show up on their websites, which means we have no official prices yet.

Source: AndroidPolice

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Asus Zen Watch available for purchase in Best Buy for $199.99

Asus Zen Watch will be available on the US market starting tomorrow and you can get it for as low as $199.99. Apparently, Best Buy is where you should be if you really want to get one of these babies because it will take some time before the device gets on Google Play Store.

The device itself is a strange accessory with a square shape that tries to be more of a traditional accessory than a tech wonder (take LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live for example). Considering the price, you could say this is the best-looking smartwatch you could buy at the moment.

It appears that Asus Zen Watch will be the first watch to have customized software, as opposed to most of the existing smartwatches out there which present nearly identical interfaces and experiences. It does have a nice-looking square-ish AMOLED display with customizable strap options.

The smartwatch does have some drawbacks, including the lack of an ambient light sensor and GPS. It may not be an ugly device, but it’s not the best on the market either. You can get it at a much better price than the competition though.

Source: TechCrunch

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Samsung’s new Gear S smartwatch available for purchase starting November 7

Samsung’s new Gear S smartwatch will be available for purchase starting November 7th, and it will be available on all four major US carriers: T Mobile, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon. Moreover, the device will be available for purchase on Samsung’s store shops at Best Buy locations in the US. The smartwatch will be available in white and black and no official prices were released yet, meaning that carriers will have some freedom in picking their prices. Don’t expect it to be cheap though.

 

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Gear S smartwatch has a built-in cellular radio and a curved OLED 2-inch screen, has a dual-core 1.0 GHz CPU with 4 GB of storage and 512 MB of RAM and runs on a Tizen based platform. It has integrated cellular connectivity which makes it more independent than other such devices and it can notify you without being paired with a phone. If you want, you can even make phone-calls from the watch even if it won’t use the same number as the one found on your smartphone.

 

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Sprint announced it will be selling Gear S for $384, whereas T Mobile will retail the device at $349.92 at full cost. They are both pushing for monthly financing plans which will allow customers to get the device with $0 paid up front and a full payment done over 24 months. AT&T and Verizon will probably opt for the same plans or sell the device for over $300.

Source: The Verge