By Alexandra Burlacu | Sep 06, 2013 10:20 AM EDT
One month after the big LG G2 unveiling, it seems that U.S. customers will be able to get the handset soon from the four major carriers.
AT&T, Verizon and Sprint have just announced their respective launches of the new LG G2 flagship smartphone, along with pricing details.
Verizon Wireless customers will be the first ones to get the LG G2, as the 5.2-inch smartphone will hit the carrier's network on Sept. 12 with a $199.99 price tag on a two-year contract, according to the carrier's announcement.
AT&T said that it will start selling the LG G2 one day after Verizon, i.e. starting on Sept. 13, charging the same $199.99 with a two-year service agreement. T-Mobile, meanwhile, will join the party a few days later. The carrier announced that it will start offering the new LG flagship online on Sept. 18, but the handset will likely arrive in T-Mobile stores on Sept. 25. T-Mobile will sell the device for $99 down, followed by 24 equal monthly payments of $21.
The last of the major four U.S. carriers, Sprint, said that it will offer the LG G2 as well, but has yet to officially announce pricing or exact availability. At this point, it remains uncertain when the smartphone will become available on Sprint's network.
The new LG G2 has stirred quite some waves due to its unique design that has the power and volume buttons on the back of the device rather than on the side, as found on all smartphones. LG calls it the "Rear Key Concept" and claims that it makes the handset easier to hold and operate.
Ditching the side keys, meanwhile, allowed LG to shrink the bezels around the G2's display to just 0.1 inches, making the smartphone look smaller although it boasts a generous 5.2-inch display. The LG G2 also boasts a high-end 13-megapixel camera and comes as one of the first smartphones to rock the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.
It remains to be seen whether the new LG G2 will be able to make it to the top of the highly-competitive smartphone market, especially with fierce rivals such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC One, the newly-unveiled Sony Xperia Z1 and an upcoming iPhone 5S. It is, nonetheless, one of LG's best works and will likely stir plenty of interest.
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