T-Mobile: LG G Flex, keyboard-clad LG Optimus F3Q launching on Feb. 5Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
The past couple of weeks have seen both Sprint and AT&T announce their launch plans for the LG G Flex, and now it's T-Mobile's turn to let us know when it'll be getting its curve on. T-Mo just pinged us to announce that its version of the G Flex will launch in stores and online on Feb. 5 with a down payment of $0 and 24 monthly payments of $28 each. Magenta Army members that'd prefer to pay for the device all at once can expect to pony up a cool $672. The T-Mobile-flavored G Flex is now available for pre-order from T-Mo's website. T-Mobile also notes that all customers that buy a G Flex will receive 6 months of free Netflix service along with their device.
In addition to revealing its G Flex availability, T-Mobile has introduced the new LG Optimus F3Q. This device is a member of an increasingly rare breed of Android smartphones that packs a physical QWERTY keyboard. The five-row 'board slides out from below the Optimus F3Q's 4-inch IPS display, and it also features a 5-megapixel camera on its backside.
Rounding out the F3Q's spec list is a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB storage, a microSD card slot and 2460mAh battery. The Android 4.1.2-powered F3Q will hit T-Mobile's website and national retailers on Feb. 5, with availability in T-Mobile's own stores planned for later that week, at a price of for $0 down and 24 payments of $13 each.
These two new LG phones for T-Mobile are pretty different from one another, but they both also have one pretty unique feature that's sure to draw attention from consumers. The G Flex is a big ol' Android phone, and while that doesn't necessarily make it super special, the fact that it's got a curved display does. Then there's the Optimus F3Q and its physical QWERTY keyboard, a feature that's very nearly extinct on smartphones that don't come from BlackBerry. It's kind of interesting to see T-Mobile land both of these devices and decide to launch them on the same day, and I'm looking forward to seeing if their unique features help them to win over consumers.
Does either the curvy LG G Flex or the QWERTY-clad LG Optimus F3Q appeal to you?