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LG G Flex to cost £690 SIM-free, £57 a month on contract in the UK

Bendy phone looks for UK owners with deep pockets
Mon Jan 13 2014, 11:28

THE FLEXIBLE LG G Flex smartphone has already been announced for release in the UK next month, and it seems that LG is looking to sell it to those with deep pockets.

In December, LG revealed its plans to bring its first flexible smartphone, the LG G Flex, to the UK in February.

LG G Flex with 6in screen and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

While EE was quick to claim that it would be among the first to offer the smartphone, the LG G Flex has since gone up for pre-order elsewhere, and it's pricing is not a pretty sight.

First up, Expansys. The UK-based SIM-free retailer has started taking pre-orders for the LG G Flex and has slapped the phone with a big £689.99 price, making it almost as expensive as Apple's highest specification iPhone 5S smartphone.

Carphone Warehouse also started taking pre-orders for the LG G Flex on Monday, and is giving buyers without a spare £690 the choice to pick up the handset on contract. Its pricing seems just as extreme, however. Available on tariffs with O2 and EE, prices for the LG G Flex at Carphone Warehouse start from £57 a month, which over the course of a two year contract will tally up to £1,368.

While we wouldn't recommend forking out almost £1,400 on a smartphone, this £57 O2 tariff will also provide unlimited texts, unlimited minutes and 8GB of data each month.

It's also worth noting that LG has yet to announce a price for the G Flex, so these prices could drop once the phone is released. That said, neither Expansys nor Carphone Warehouse have announced a release date for the LG G Flex yet.

Check out our LG G Flex hands-on review. µ

 

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