LG are releasing a new Flex as of February 2015, exclusively available on Vodafone 6 weeks prior to launch. The LG G Flex 2 is a 5.5 inch screen – matching the size of the LG G3 – making the screen 0.5 inches smaller than the original Flex.
Unlike Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, the Flex 2 is a deliberately curved screen handset, following its original handset, the LG G Flex, which was the world’s first curved handset. The shape may be the same, but the new Flex 2 has new dimensions and specs to back it up. The display is 403 pixels per inch, whereas the original Flex only displayed 245ppi. Although the display is of higher quality, it is not yet a quad HD display like the LG G3. The original Flex supported a high resolution display of 720p, luckily for Flex 2 users, this display will be 1080p, with a P-OLED touch screen.
The design is a perfect match for the curved 4K TV – which is currently being displayed at CES 2015, the company states it naturally meets the contour of the eyes. The self healing back causes light scratches to disappear in as little as 10 seconds, 18 times faster than the first Flex. It comes in two colours, platinum silver and flamenco red.
This device should certainly have better performance due to its new Snapdragon 810 processor. According to LG, with it’s 3000 mAh non-removable battery, the phone will gain 50% battery life within 40 minutes of charging. The Flex 2 has 2GB RAM, apparently LG are not ready to support 4GB as of yet, the on board storage will be 16GB and 32GB, with a memory card slot that maxes out at an amazing size of 2TB. The device contains 64-bit Octa-core and speeds of 2.0GHz.
Another upside for users of the Flex 2 is that the camera is 13 megapixel, with a front camera of 2.1 megapixels. The original Flex’s camera did not meet up to users expectations, maybe this time around LG will fulfill all of their users needs.
The phone is rumoured to cost around £499 SIM free, and will most certainly be available on 4G.
Overall the LG G Flex 2 looks like the phone to look out for.