10:22 06th Jan, 2015
LG’s G Flex 2 Is The First Snapdragon 810-Powered Smartphone
The “flex” factor has been improved upon as well.
After numerous leaks, (some straight off the CES floor) LG finally announced its most innovative smartphone yet, the LG G FLex 2. The successor to last year’s G Flex smartphone, the phone easily steps into flagship territory with its mighty spec sheet and improved self-healing capabilities on the back.
The G Flex 2 is indeed one of the most anticipated smartphones at CES this year. While there were plenty of leaks, LG somehow managed to keep the audience at CES interested thanks to a well-engineered product. The highlight of the smartphone is indeed the curved, bendable form factor. LG has worked on its P-OLED screen and has managed to improve the clarity and resolution over last year’s offering. The screen size also seems to have shrunk down to a decent 5.5 inches, which is still a bit on the tall side, but will at least fit into normal pockets. The screen also has a 700 mm curved radius compared to the back of the device, which stops at 650 mm. This allows for an immersive experience while viewing and fits easily into your pocket as well.
The new glass that protects the display has been specially developed by LG and is supposedly 20% more durable when compared to Gorilla Glass 3. LG also took the time to show off last year’s self-healing tech, which has been improved upon to heal in just 10 seconds compared to the previous 3 minutes at room temperature.
Of course what everyone is interested in are those juicy specs; and LG did not disappoint:
- We get a 5.5 inch P-OLED screen of 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
- Inside, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset with 2 GB of RAM
- Internal storage options are limited to 16 GB and 32 GB but LG does provide a micro SD card slot for expansion
- On the back we get the same 13 MP snapper found on the LG G3 (with the laser focus assist and OIS+) and an LED flash, while the front gets treated to a decent 2 MP unit
- We get the usual radios like LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.1
- The 3000 mAh battery that powers it all comes with LG’s FastCharge tech to charge the battery quicker than the standard stuff
- On the software side of things, we get LG’s new G3-like UX with Android Lollipop as the base
The handset will be available in Platinum Silver and Flamenco Red and LG will begin sales in Korea, followed by a global launch at a date that the company has yet to reveal.
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