LG G Flex 2 was supposed to launch at CES 2015 and LG’s new teaser confirmed it yesterday. Now, LG has officially announced the LG G Flex 2 in Las Vegas which now features the 64-bit Snapdragon 810 SoC. Let us quickly go through the specifications of the device.
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 will go on sale in South Korea by the end of January, 2015. There is no word on pricing yet. It will be available globally around February, 2015.