updated 10:40 am EDT, Tue September 4, 2012
Pantech Flex will be the first 4G LTE phone at AT&T with Easy Experience mode
AT&T and Pantech have officially revealed an upcoming handset, the Flex. It will have LTE network support and sport a 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor running two cores. The 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED touchscreen will show the increasingly more common Android 4.0 interface.
That OS will be broken up into the full-fledged experience and a skin or mode called Easy Experience. It will prioritize apps on the home screen to make them easier to read and is meant to allow newcomers to smartphones to become more comfortable.
The specs get slightly less impressive from there, though the eight-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capture isn't one of them. The front shooter is a two-megapixel unit. There is just 8GB of storage space built-in, though it is expandable thanks to a microSD memory card slot. An 1,830mAh-capacity battery supplies power to the device, which weighs 4.6 ounces.
The handset is due to arrive in AT&T stores on September 16, priced at $50 on a two-year contract.