LG G Flex 2 pricing could be quite reasonable
CES 2015 is now but a memory, and while there was lots of great hardware to see, there were few really show-stopper devices. That may be due to how many manufacturers are waiting until MWC (or their own private events closer to spring) to introduce new flagships, but at least one player came to MWC with some top-shelf smartphone hardware: LG and its G Flex 2. The first G Flex was a surprise favorite, so we were very anxious to see what LG could come up with for its sequel – and sure enough, the company seems to have delivered on expectations. Now it’s just a matter of the phone hitting retail, and with at least two big carriers in the US interested, availability should be solid. But when the G Flex 2 does arrive, what will you have to pay for it? We don’t have an official number just yet, but some early retail evidence suggests the phone could be relatively affordable.
Make no mistake about it: the first G Flex was a little pricy. By the time it hit AT&T in early 2014, the phone was going for a whopping $300 on contract, or closer to $700 full-price. While maybe not by a lot, that still put it ahead of non-phablet flagships.
This new G Flex 2 is smaller than its predecessor, and it looks like the price might see downsizing, as well. At least, a German Amazon listing has the phone on pre-order for about 600 EUR. That could suggest US pricing at $600, making a $200 on-contract sticker price sound very likely.
Are you more likely to give a curved smartphone a chance when it means not paying a premium for its unusual design, nor phablet size? We’re probably still several weeks away from seeing US pricing confirmed, but this may well be a phone you find yourself giving serious consideration as you shop for a new handset this spring.