LG G Flex 2 Smartphone Released – See Features, Specifications and Price
Published on January 6th, 2015
LG Electronics has recently introduced and released their second generation Curved Android smartphone at the International CES 2015 in Las Vegas – the LG G Flex 2. The new G Flex 2 features sleeker and stylish curves compared to its predecessor. It features a nice 5.5-inch P-OLED screen with a full HD 1080p resolution. The back cover of the Flex 2 features LG’s improved self-healing finish. Under the hood it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with Octa-Core 64-bit CPU. Check out the rest of its features and specifications from the official release below.
LG G Flex 2 Features
Beauty In The Details
The G Flex2 goes beyond its predecessor’s groundbreaking 700mm radius curved profile. The new smartphone harmoniously incorporates a symphony of curves ranging from a radius of 400mm to 700mm across the front, back, sides and top-to-bottom edges. The dynamically curved layers deliver a sleeker and more dynamic look to G Flex2.
However, the G Flex2′s curves are for more than looks. The phone’s ergonomic design brings the microphone closer to the mouth, for better sound pickup compared to conventional smartphones which allow much more outside noise to enter the phone through the microphone. The slimmed down 5.5-inch screen with curvatures makes the perfect fit for eyes and grip. The display’s 700mm radius curvature delivers a truly immersive viewing experience from any angle, while the steeper 650mm radius curvature of the back is more comfortable to grip and fits easier in the pocket. The display’s resolution has also been bumped up to 1080p Full HD, which makes every UI detail appear crisp and alive. The P-OLED display, which gives the G Flex2 its unique shape and durability, is even more precise than in the original G Flex.
Turning the phone over reveals handcrafted details such as the Spin Hairline Pattern on the G Flex2′s curved rear, which showcases the subtle yet brilliant polish of the surface from every angle.
Most Advanced Technology To Date
The G Flex2 is the first smartphone officially announced to come equipped with the Snapdragon 810 processor, featuring Octa-Core 64-bit capable CPUs optimized for Android 5.0 and the advanced Qualcomm® Adreno™ 430 GPU for stunning graphics performance. This makes the smartphone incredibly fast and efficient for multimedia and multi-tasking. The Snapdragon 810 also features fully integrated 3x20MHz Carrier Aggregation support for faster, more efficient connectivity.
What’s more, the G Flex2′s cover glass is approximately 20 percent more durable, thanks to a special chemical treatment technology developed by LG. The Self-Healing back, which keeps the phone looking new even through the nicks and scratches from normal everyday use, has also been improved with significantly faster healing time. LG reduced the healing time from about three minutes to just within ten seconds at room temperature.
Another innovative technology only available in LG smartphones is the amazingly fast Laser Auto Focus camera, first introduced in the popular LG G3. This technology enables the G Flex2 to capture the best moment — even in low light — by measuring the distance between the subject and the camera using a laser beam. Combined with LG’s proven OIS+ technology and dual LED flash, the G Flex 2 delivers images that rival most standalone point and shoot cameras.
Practical Solutions for User Convenience
The G Flex 2′s curve-enhanced user experience carries over to software as well. It comes fully loaded with the best of LG’s unique software features optimized for its curved form factor:
- Gesture Shot makes it easy to capture the perfect selfie with a simple hand gesture recognizable from up to 1.5 meters away.
- Gesture View makes it easy to check your last shot immediately after taking a photo or selfie.
- Glance View displays key information such as time, recent messages or missed calls with a downward swipe of the curved screen even while the display is off.
- Fast Charge allows the embedded 3,000mAh battery in the G Flex2 — the only curved mobile battery in the world to be charged up to 50 percent in under 40 minutes.
According to Juno Cho, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company: “The original G Flex demonstrated LG’s pioneering spirit and with the G Flex2 we have refined the curved form factor, staying true to our philosophy of innovation for a better life,” “The G Flex 2 not only has the stunning looks, it also has the powerful guts to be at the cutting edge of current smartphone technology. Simply put, it’s a true head-turner in every sense of the word.”
LG G Flex 2 Specifications
Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
Processor: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57
GPU: Adreno 430
Display: 5.5-inch Full HD Curved P-OLED (1080 x 1920 pixels / 403 ppi)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Memory: 16GB with 2GB RAM DDR4 / 32GB with 3GB RAM DDR4
Expandable memory: microSD up to 128GB
Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS+ with Laser Auto Focus / Front 2.1MP
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3,000mAh
Size: 149.1 x 75.3 x 7.1-9.4mm
Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21/42 Mbps
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X) 4.1, NFC, SlimPort, A-GPS / Glonass, USB 2.0
Color: Platinum Silver, Flamenco Red
Other: Gesture Shot, Gesture View, Glance View etc.
Note: The LG G Flex 2 specifications below are some of its key specs. Actual unit may vary depending on region.
Price and Availability
There is no word yet regarding its exact retail price, but expect that it will be priced similarly with flagship smartphones. The LG G Flex 2 will be available starting at the end of the month in Korea to be followed by additional global markets. The device will initially be available in two colors: Platinum Silver and Flamenco Red.
Meanwhile check out the hands on videos and demos below from Pocketnow, TechnoBuffalo and The Verge.