Successor to LG’s first curved-screen smartphone G Flex dubbed ‘the G Flex 2’ has been unveiled at the ongoing CES 2015 event.
The LG G Flex 2 inherits the original’s flexible form factor, but has got a major boost in terms of hardware and software including the display resolution, faster performance, more advanced design, and greater convenience.
One of the distinctive features of the LG G Flex 2 is that it is first device to come with the Snapdragon 810 SoC. The smartphone features 5.5-inch full-HD curved P-OLED display with a 1080×1920 pixels resolution and a 403ppi pixel, 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor coupled with the Adreno 430 GPU, 2GB of RAM and storage capacity of 16GB or 32GB expandable via microSD card. The single-SIM G Flex 2 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.
There’s a rear 13.0-megapixel camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS+), dual-LED two-tone flash, and laser-guided autofocus as well as a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera on board.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE-A with tri-band carrier aggregation, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X) 4.1, NFC, SlimPort, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, and USB 2.0. The curved handset measure in at 149.1×75.3×7.1 – 9.4mm, weighs 152 grams, and packs a 3000mAh non-removable battery. The handset supports rapid charging feature that will let users recharge their phone from zero to 50 per cent in just 40 minutes time.
Sticking with the self-healing back feature of the original G Flex, the LG G Flex 2 can now recover from small scratches in as little as 10 seconds. The smartphone’s display comes with a customized glass cover that is said to be 20 per cent more durable than the Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Announcing the launch, Juno Cho, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said “The original G Flex demonstrated LG’s pioneering spirit and with the G Flex2 we have refined the curved form factor, staying true to our philosophy of innovation for a better life. The G Flex2 not only has the stunning looks, it also has the powerful guts to be at the cutting edge of current smartphone technology. Simply put, it’s a true head-turner in every sense of the word.”
Initially available in Platinum Silver and Flamenco Red color options, the G Flex 2 will start selling first in South Korea late next month followed by release in other global markets. The pricing details haven’t been announced yet.