The LG G Flex on display at CES. (Source: AP)Sprint Thursday announced that it will be the first operator in the U.S. to carry G Flex, the new smartphone from LG, which comes replete with a curved form factor. 

According to a press release, the G Flex will take advantage of Sprint's enhanced Spark LTE service, which promises peak speeds of up to 60 Mbps. 

Sprint said the G Flex will be available Friday, Jan. 31 for $299.99 with a new two-year service agreement. It will arrive in Sprint stores on Friday, Feb. 7. New and existing customers can preorder the device now. 

The LG G Flex features a curved, 6-inch HD display, which the company says helps reduce glare and provides "a more cinematic viewing experience." The phone also includes a 3,500mAh lithium ion battery, 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with quad-core Krait CPU, 13-megapixel camera, and 2GB of RAM. 

Customers who purchase G Flex at a Sprint Store on or after Feb. 7 will also have the option of the Sprint Easy Pay for Phones program, which allows them to pay for the phone in 24 monthly payments.