LG has officially unveiled its latest addition to the curved smartphone brigade at CES this week, showing off the G Flex2 for the crowds in Las Vegas.
Acting as the obvious successor to the original LG G Flex, which was launched back at MWC in March, the G Flex2 is promising more curves, more power and more durability than the aforementioned handset.
Whilst the LG G Flex was definitely impressive, it still had plenty of room for improvement, and LG has proven this by bringing in a raft of changes. The first being a drop in screen size from 6” to 5.5” making the handset much more manageable.
The display has also changed its resolution, pushing up from standard 720p, up to 1080p, making for a sharper and more detailed experience, especially with the smaller screen size.
Also, using LG’s own P-OLED technology, the screen is also now 20% more durable than Gorilla Glass 3 and improvements to the self-heal coating on the back of the device have also proved to be effective.
The last major change to the display comes in its curvature, which is now curving at a 700mm radius, for a more immersive viewing experience. The back of the device is bent at just a 650mm radius however, meaning it should slide into your pocket that bit easier now compared to the older device.
In terms of internal specs the LG G Flex2 is a marked improvement over most other devices on the market, being just the second mainstream device to boast a Snapdragon 810 chipset.
Users will get the option of picking between two variants of the G Flex2, with 16GB or 32GB options both supporting MicroSD card slots.
It’s also mentioned that the G Flex2 will boast 2GB or 3GB RAM variants as well, most likely meaning that if you opt for the larger internal storage, that you’ll also get more RAM to play with as well.
Android Lollipop will be included as standard on the LG device, whilst the manufacturer’s own user interface will obviously be placed on top, allowing for features like Knock Code to be included alongside the numerous Android adaptations.
Photo fans will support the inclusion of a 13 megapixel lens on the rear side of the G Flex2, which also lays claim to a dual LED flash and several improvements similar to that of the LG G3, namely Laser Auto Focus and OIS+.
The front lens is a more modest 2.1 megapixel effort, but does offer more than enough for your standard selfie.
4G service is supported as expected, and LG has capped things off by adding a FastCharge 3,000mAh battery, which despite being smaller in size, will offer more energy than the previous handset.
Details surrounding the price tag of the G Flex2 are still up in the air for now, but it will be launched in South Korea by the end of January, with other territories receiving it afterwards, meaning a UK launch can be expected ahead of March.
Written by Luke Hatfield