The LG G Flex 2 was one of the smartphones from a long list of exciting flagships that are going to be released this year. And now, it’s finally here, making the list shorter. The Korean manufacturer decided to host the release in its homeland, South Korea, on January 30.
But as excited as we can be, we don’t know that much about its release across the world. And keeping aside the specifications of the LG G Flex 2, we are still very curious to know how it works in real life, after its predecessor didn’t offer much except from a flexible screen. And with the Snapdragon 810 processor that seems to have overheating issues, I wonder if this is not going to affect its performance.
Either way, on paper, or let’s say on screen, the soon to be released G Flex 2, brings more than just a few improvements. So what is new in LG G Flex, apart from its flexible display and battery?
Well, the LG G Flex 2 brings more stylish curves than its predecessor, with a radius of 400mm to 700mm, giving it a more dynamic look. The ergonomic design even brings closer to mouth the microphone, leading to better hiding of outside noise than the usual straight shaped smartphones.
The LG G Flex 2 it is also slimmed down to 5.5-inches screen, with a display resolution up to 1080p Full HD. The display it’s an OLED display, with a unique shape, being more precise than in the original G Flex. The curved display will make details more crisp and alive, delivering a better viewing from any angle, thus having a more visual impact than a regular screen. And it even creates the illusion of depth, because it maximize your field of view.
Except from the good looks with which LG G Flex 2 comes, there are many other features and specifications to look up to. Like the screen glass which is more or less with 20 percent more durable. LG developed a special chemical treatment that makes the cover glass more durable and resistant. The G Flex 2 even has a Self-Healing back, a feature that keeps the phone looking like new even if it’s scratched because of daily use. The self-healing back only takes up to 3 minutes to heal, at room temperature.
LG G Flex 2 is the first smartphone to officially come with the Snapdragon 810 processor, with octa-core 64-bit CPUs, optimized for Android 5.0 Lollipop and for the Qualcomm Adreno 430 GPU for amazing graphics performance. It also comes with a 13 MP rear camera, with Laser Auto Focus, a camera that was firstly introduced in the LG G3 smartphone. The front camera will have only 2.1MP.
G Flex 2 is fully packed with some of the LG’s software features that are optimized for its curved design. It has a Gesture Shot that makes it easier to capture selfies simply by recognizing a hand gesture from up to 1.5 meters away. It also has features like Gesture view, which lets you check your last shot; Glance view, which displays key information only by a single swipe on the screen, and Fast Charge.
The smartphone supports 4G, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity. It has a 3000 mAh battery, which can be charged up to 50 percent in less than 40 minutes with the Fast Charge feature. LG G Flex 2 weights 152 grams and is going to be available in Platinum Silver and Flamenco Red colors.
As for the price, we only know that in South Korea is sold for a price of 800.000 won, somewhere around 738 USD dollars. And although the first G Flex wasn’t successful enough in the USA, this smartphone has the potential to be. But if it will be successful or not, it’s entirely up to customers and how they’ll perceive the LG G Flex 2 smartphone.