Notwithstanding the fact that Sprint was the first U.S. carrier to announce that it will carry the “self-healing” LG G Flex smartphone, AT&T has pushed itself ahead of the proverbial curve by announcing today that it will offer G Flex pre-orders starting January 24th. That’s a full week before Sprint is due to take its G Flex pre-orders on January 31st. AT&T is offering the G Flex smartphone for $299 with a two year contract. Customers have the option to purchase the smartphone on the carrier’s 12 and 18 month Next plans, they will have to pay $34.75 and $26.74 per month, respectively.
Announced last year, the G Flex has made quite a name for itself, thanks in part to the 6-inch 1,280×720 pixel resolution OLED curved display. It has a 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quadcore processor under the hood coupled with 2GB of RAM. Customers will be able to get up to 32GB of onboard storage, apart from a 13 megapixel rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front camera, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and a 3,500mAh battery. AT&T is yet to reveal exactly when it will start delivering the G Flex to customers to place pre-orders on the 24th. Those who wish to go the “uncarrier” route will have to wait on T-Mobile to reveal the release date for its G Flex variant.