LG G Flex bendy smartphone pre-orders now live - if you've got £690

LG’s G Flex smartphone is up for preorder in the UK with the flexible screened device available across a number of different tariffs ahead of its anticipated launch later this year.

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Consumers can reserve the innovative device through the Carphone Warehouse on 32 different tariffs across various mobile operators with the delivery date is still a closely guarded secret, according to 3G.co.uk.

The device being offered comes in the black colourway with the cheapest 4G tariff available from O2 at £32 per month and the device costing a hefty £249 and the lowest initial outlay of £99 on a contract that costs £52 per month.

EE also offers the phone on a variety of tariffs with the cheapest initial outlay of £99 meaning a monthly cost of £74.99 and the cheapest 4G monthly tariff costing £39.99 alongside the cost of the phone, which is £299. There are also a variety of 3G options on both T-Mobile and Orange.

LG first launched the flexible-screen device in October 2013 with South Korean customers first to get their hands on the smartphone. It weighs in at 177g and is between 7.9 and 8.7mm thick depending on which part of the smartphone’s body is measured.

Under the hood there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.26GHz that is supplemented by 2GB of RAM as well as 32GB of onboard storage. The 6in screen has a 720p resolution with a pixel density of 245ppi and there is a 13-megapixel camera with the whole show powered by a 3,500mAh battery.

The device runs on Google Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and also features a self-healing coating that claims to automatically repair scratches to the back casing of the phone.

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LG’s G Flex smartphone will be available on Orange in France next month and it’s fairly likely that UK customers will get the device shortly afterwards.