CES 2015: LG announces G Flex 2 with improved specs and user experience

Summary:LG continues to improve its flexible display technology with a higher resolution Android smartphone that boasts high end internal specifications.

Last year at CES LG released its G Flex, a device many thought designed as a display technology demonstration. It turns out the curved display is more than that as LG just announced the successor, the LG G Flex 2.

CNET is on the CES show floor and posted a first look at the LG G Flex 2.

The LG G Flex 2 improves on the original G Flex in several areas, including the display resolution, processor, slightly smaller screen size, and Android OS. The 720p display of the G Flex was quite a disappointment so it is great to see a 5.5 inch 1080p display here on the G Flex 2.

The G Flex 2 is the first Android device announced with the Snapdragon 810 processor. AT&T, Sprint, and US Cellular have announced plans to sell the LG G Flex 2. Given that T-Mobile also had the first version I imagine we will see more carrier announcements as launch day approaches.

Specifications of the LG G Flex 2 include:
• Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 processor with 2.0GHz 64-bit Octa-Core CPU
• Display: 5.5-inch Full HD Curved P-OLED (1080 x 1920 pixels / 403 ppi)
• Memory: 16/32GB eMMC ROM / 2GB DDR4 RAM / microSD slot (up to 2TB)
• Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS+ with Laser Auto Focus / Front 2.1MP
• Battery: 3,000mAh (embedded)
• Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
• Size: 149.1 x 75.3 x 7.1-9.4mm
• Weight: 152g
• 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

LG’s innovations in the G Flex 2 extend to the specially treated curved glass display, laser auto focus camera, and self healing back cover.

LG also improved the user experiences while offering the G Flex 2 with Android Lollipop. Gesture View and Glance View improve the screen off and camera experience. The G Flex 2 is definitely one of the devices I will take a closer look at in 2015.

Author: Matthew Miller
Source: ZDNet