LG G Flex 2 Unveiled With Curved Display And Enhanced Features
While Samsung was being rumored to unveil the flagship Galaxy S6 at CES 2015, LG went ahead and actually lifted the curtain off its highly anticipated G Flex 2 smartphone. The phone will be available by the end of this month in Korea, and will eventually be made available to customers all over the world.
LG released the original curved and flexible smartphone, the LG G Flex, last year. The G Flex was an interesting product that wowed many, but it wasn’t as popular as LG had expected. Now, just one year later at CES 2015, the company has announced the successor — a new and improved LG G Flex 2.
Apart from its gorgeous curved display, here’s the spec and feature list that makes G Flex 2 so special.
G Flex 2 is LG’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (64-bit octa-core SoC) smartphone, coupled with Adreno 430 GPU.
Memory and Storage
- 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM
- 16GB and 32GB storage variants, expandable with microSD card
The single-SIM phone will support Android 5.0 Lollipop.
- 5.5-inch full-HD curved P-OLED display
- 1080×1920 pixels resolution (403ppi density)
- 13 MP primary camera: OIS+, dual LED two tone flash and laser guided auto-focus
- 2.1 MP front camera
Embedded 3000mAh non-removable battery
- 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
- USB 2.0
- Platinum Silver
- Flamenco Red
Moving on to the build of the LG G Flex2 (which is the main feature that caused so much anticipation in the first place), is its display with a 700mm-radius curvature, and the back with a 650mm-radius curvature for better grip.
LG further claims that the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 has been toughened up to a 20 percent, compared to the previous model of the phone, with the company’s own “special chemical treatment technology,” which LG calls Dura-Guard glass. So the whole G Flex2 is reportedly 30 times more durable than the original makes.
- Gesture Shot: a simple hand gesture that can be recognized from 1.5 meters away to take a picture.
- Glance View: To swipe down for notifications even if the screen is off.
- Gesture View: To check the last clicked picture.
- Fast Charging: Charges battery up to 50 percent in just 40 minutes.
- Improvement to “Self Healing”: While the original LG G Flex took three minutes to heal itself at room temperature, G Flex2 heals within 10 seconds!
Juno Cho, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said of the launch:
The original G Flex demonstrated LG’s pioneering spirit and with the G Flex 2 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.