Major carrier AT&T has just announced the upcoming availability of the surprisingly affordable Pantech Flex Android smartphone starting September 16.
Customers will be able to purchase the Flex for as low as $49.99 USD with a new two-year agreement, but the carrier has yet to announce the outright price of the handset.
According to AT&T, Pantech Flex is its first 4G LTE smartphone to come with a special mode called “Easy Experience.”
Even though the smartphone is powered by Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, Pantech included an “Easy Experience” mode, so customers can choose between the stock Android skin and a more simplified version, which is aimed at first time users.
“The Pantech Flex is a great phone because of its versatility. This phone simplifies the smartphone experience and allows someone who has been hesitant to buy a smartphone a chance to get familiar with it at their own pace, and still leaves open the possibility of having the more traditional experience,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices and Developer Services, AT&T Mobility.
With the “Easy Experience” mode Pantech Flex, users will have their favorite apps on the home screen and will be provided with an intuitive experience.
Hardware-wise, the Flex is equipped with a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and more than decent 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution.
On the back, the smartphone packs an enhanced 8-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording, while in the front there’s a secondary 2-megapixel camera for video calls.
“Flex is a smartphone that’s truly for everybody. With the option to alternate between the traditional Android interface and Pantech’s proprietary Easy Experience, Flex is ideal for users of all ages looking for an intuitive and flexible mobile experience,” concluded Wyatt Whaley, vice president of product planning at Pantech.
Check out more of Pantech Flex’s features in the video below.