As expected LG has launched its curved display smartphone LG G Flex 2 at CES 2015 and it is feature loaded to the brim. LG has taken a huge leap with its second generation curved surface smartphone but the basics remain the same.
Besides the dynamic curve, the self healing technology is now much faster. LG claims that minor scratches can now heal in just 10 seconds (vs 3 minutes in G Flex). This is also the first smartphone to feature.
This time the 5.5 Inch curved display has a more reasonable 1080p full HD resolution (LG G Flex had a 6 Inch 720p HD display) which is better suited to this high end device. The Gorilla Glass 3 on top has been toughened (LG calls this Dura-Gaurd Glass), resulting in 30% more durable smartphone. LG cited the same reasons for why you need a curved display smartphone after all.
The curved surface makes the phone nicer to hold against your ears and brings the microphone closer for better call quality. We will let you judge if that is convincing enough.
The full HD resolution and Android 5.0 lollipop based ROM will be fired by 2.0 GHz 64 Bit Octa Core Snapdragon 810 processor backed by 2 GB DDR4 RAM and 16 GB/ 32 GB expandable storage.
The LG G Flex 2 features a 13.0 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS+), dual-LED two-tone flash, and laser-guided autofocus, similar to the camera module in LG G3. A 2.1 MP front camera is also present which isn’t particularly selfie focused.
The 3000 mAh battery supports fast charging and can charge to 50 percent in 40 minutes. LG has included 3 new gesture controls – Gesture Shot (for taking selfies), Gesture View (to view last shot images) and Glance View (let’s you see notification on lock screen).
LG G Flex 2 measures 149.1 x 75.3 x 7.1 – 9.4mm and weighs moderate 152 grams. Other connectivity features include 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21/42 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X) 4.1, NFC, SlimPort, A-GPS / Glonass, and USB 2.0.
|Model||LG G Flex 2|
|Display||5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080|
|Processor||2 GHz 64 bit Snapdragon 810 octa core|
|RAM||2 GB DDR4|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 64GB|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|BCamera||13 MP/ 2.1 MP|
|Price||To be Announced|