LG announces G Flex 2 at CES 2015 – bendy, powerful, and gorgeous
When LG released the original G Flex way back in 2013, we immediately dubbed it “the smartphone of the future” for its unique curve. Now the Korean OEM is back with a sequel, the ultra-powerful (and equally bendy) G Flex 2. Here’s the latest LG G Flex 2 official information from LG.
First, let’s go ahead and address the elephant in the room: the curve. LG claims it’s made the phone more ergonomic in every way, primarily by utilizing the curviness. That design is now “sleeker” and “more stylish,” and overall better in just about every way it can be – according to LG. We’ll know ourselves once we get the phone in for review in a few short weeks.
However, the story extends far beyond just phone with a curve. In fact, the G Flex 2 is one of the most (if not the most) powerful phones to ever have been created. It features a next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 system-on-a-chip, surrounded by a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, and other beefy specs composing the internals. We’ve published a whole separate post on the specs alone, so check that out if you’re craving more info.
In addition, the self-healing feature has been improved – it now works a lot faster than before, and it should have a greater effectiveness rate.
As far as software is concerned, we’re dealing with Android 5.0 Lollipop with LG’s custom skin atop it. That means software enhancements such as Gesture Shot, Gesture View, and Glance View are all present; it’s overall quite similar to what’s on the G3.
The phone will be launching in South Korea later this month in two different color options (silver and red), with availability expanding to other countries at a later date.
Update: AT&T has announced plans to carry the G Flex 2, though the carrier has no release date nor pricing info available just yet.
Update 2: Sprint will have the G Flex 2, as well.
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