LG launched the LG G Flex 2 at CES 2015 in Las Vegas couple of weeks ago and Vodafone UK confirmed it is exclusively launching on their network in UK next month. Now, the company has announced that the device will be launching in Korea on January 30.
LG G Flex 2 Specifications
The LG G Flex 2 features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Plastic OLED display featuring Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection, which is smaller than its predecessor which was a 6-inch 720p display. The same display has been used on the LG G Watch R smart watch. It is powered by 2.0 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor. The G Flex 2 has 2 GB of RAM and 16/32 GB of internal storage which can also be expanded via microSD card.
The LG G Flex 2 will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. It will also have three new gesture controls – Gesture shot, Gesture View and Glance View. The Gesture shot mode is already seen on the LG G3, while the Gesture View will allow us to easily check the last photo after capturing it. With Glance View, we can check all the notifications on the display.
On the camera front, it features a 13 megapixel rear camera with dual LED true-tone flash and OIS+ optical stabilization. It will also be occupied by the laser auto focus technology, which was first seen on the LG G3. There is also a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera for clicking selfies and video calling. The device measures 149.1 x 75.3 x 7.1 – 9.4 mm where 7.1 mm is the thinnest and 9.4 mm is the thickest.
The company claims that the curved display on the LG G Flex 2 is 20% tougher than the original G Flex. LG has also enhanced the speed of the self-healing back panel which is the speciality of the device. The original G Flex took about three minutes to heal, while the new one will disappear in around 10 seconds at room temperature. That is super cool.
The LG G Flex 2 features 4G LTE/3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X) 4.1, NFC, SlimPort, A-GPS, GLONASS and USB 2.0 as connectivity options. It also has a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood which comes with fast charge support. LG claims the device charges from 0-50% in about 40 minutes which is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
The LG G Flex 2 will come in Platinum Silver and Flamenco Red colour variants and has been priced at 800,000 South Korean Won (USD 735/ INR Rs 44,330 approximately). It will go on sale in Korea on all three major carriers on January 30.