LG G Flex gets 1 February UK release on O2 and EE

LG has confirmed that its bendy G Flex smartphone will go on sale in the UK on 1 February and become the country’s first flexible screen smartphone.

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The Carphone Warehouse had been offering the device for pre-order on a number of networks and confirmed that it expects to deliver the device to customers on 1 February.

Pre-orders for the device went live on the same site little over a week ago at the eye-watering SIM-free price of £690. For those that are a little more price conscious, O2, EE, T-Mobile and Orange all offer various tariffs across both 4G and 3G data plans.

The cheapest 4G tariff comes on O2 at £32 per month with the device costing £249 whereas by paying £52 per month the phone costs £99. EE, meanwhile, offers a lowest monthly tariff of £39.99 with an initial outlay of £299 and the lowest device cost of £99 comes with a monthly tariff that is a weighty £74.99. T-Mobile and Orange offer a variety of options for 3G data plans that come in cheaper than the O2 and EE 4G contracts.

The South Korean firm unveiled the G Flex in October 2013 with customers in its home territory first to be able to buy the device, which weighs in at 177g and is between 7.9mm and 8.7mm depending on the part of the device that is measured.

It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.26GHz with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The 6in screen benefits from a 720p resolution and pixel density of 245ppi with a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 3,500mAh battery.

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Last week it emerged that a number of devices in South Korea had developed “bumps” on the screen that occur when the G Flex is flexed and it was warned that LG had known of the problem before releasing the smartphone.