LG G Flex2: The First Look! @CES 2015

January 5, 2015

A year after the original G Flex, the G Flex2 has been unveiled at CES 2015. So what’s new? Read on…

Overall, the LG G Flex2 is sleeker, with more stylish curves. The 5.5” G Flex2 is the first phone officially announced to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor 64-bit Octa-Core CPU — the fastest mobile processor currently available optimized for Android 5.0. Meaning this smartphone is incredibly fast and efficient for multimedia and multi-tasking. What’s more, the G Flex2’s cover glass is approximately 20 percent more durable, thanks to a proprietary chemical treatment technology. 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.

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. The phone’s ergonomic design also brings the microphone closer to the mouth, ensuring better sound pickup. The 5.5” display’s resolution has also been bumped up to 1080p Full HD. The P-OLED display, which gives the G Flex2 its unique shape and durability, is even more precise than in the original G Flex.

Also included is 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 Flex2 delivers superior images.

The G Flex2 has software features optimized for its curved form factor. These include Gesture Shot, which makes it easy to capture selfies with a simple hand gesture recognizable from up to 1.5 meters away. 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.

The LG G Flex2 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.

LG G Flex2: Key Specs

  1. Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 processor with 2.0GHz 64-bit Octa-Core CPU
  2. Display: 5.5-inch Full HD Curved P-OLED (1080 x 1920 pixels / 403 ppi)
  3. Memory: 16/32MB eMMC ROM / 2GB DDR4 RAM / microSD slot (up to 2TB)
  4. Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS+ with Laser Auto Focus / Front 2.1MP
  5. Battery: 3,000mAh (embedded)
  6. Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  7. Size: 149.1 x 75.3 x 7.1-9.4mm
  8. Weight: 152g
  9. Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21/42 Mbps
  10. Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X) 4.1, NFC,
  11. SlimPort, A-GPS / Glonass, USB 2.0
  12. Color: Platinum Silver, Flamenco Red
  13. Other: Gesture Shot, Gesture View, Glance View etc.
by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering.  Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.