LG held a special event today and made some special announcements like 105 5k TV, Smart Inverter 2.0 Refrigerator, 77 4k OLED TV, and such that will be released in India during the span of 2015. But there was one that was much anticipated – the LG G Flex 2 which was seen in the MWC 2015 event as well. LG claims to have made improvements and updates to all aspects of the LG G Flex in bringing out the G Flex 2. To bring you up to speed about the new device, it boasts of a sleeker, slimmer, and curvier profile and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC with Octa Core 64 bit, with an integrated X10 LTE.
The screen comes in the form of a gorgeous 5.5 inch Full HD one, and the software within boasts of new entrants like Gesture View and Gesture Glance. What more, the Android on this phone is the latest 5.0 Lollipop, specially optimized, and also the Adreno 430 GPU ensures brilliant gaming performance. We have seen the Laser Auto Focus feature on the camera for the LG G3 and the same will be available on the G Flex 2 as well, ensuring better pictures in low light and quick locking of focus.
Following are some of the features that the G Flex 2 has introduced which makes sense during a day to day practical usage:
Gesture Shot – shooting those selfies will be easier even from 1.5 meters away
Gesture View – making it easier for reviewing the last shot once a picture is taken
Glance View – similar to the Adaptive View on the Nexus phones, displays the notifications and such on the lock screen
Fast Charge – charges up the 3000 mAh battery up to 50% in 40 minutes
The phone will go on sale in the next 30 days, at a price of Rs. 55,000 and here is the spec sheet.
- Curved design build around a curved display, self-healing coating on the back panel
- 5.5” 16M-color 1080p curved P-OLED capacitive touchscreen with Dura Guard Glass (Gorilla Glass 3 enhanced in-house by LG)
- Android OS v5.0.1 Lollipop with Optimus UI
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset with a 64-bit octa-core processor – 2.0GHz quad-core Cortex-A57GHz and 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A53; Adreno 430 GPU;
- 2 or 3 GB of RAM depending on storage configuration
- 13MP rear camera, laser-assisted auto-focus, optical image stabilization, two-tone LED flash
- 2160p/1080p video recording @ 30fps, 720p@120fps
- 2.1MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
- LTE Cat. 6; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; GPS/GLONASS receiver; Bluetooth v4.1; NFC; IR port; FM Radio; SlimPort
- 16 or 32GB of built-in storage; microSD card slot up to 128GB
- microUSB 2.0 port with USB host and MHL 2.0, Fast Charging
- 3,000 mAh battery – non removable
- Colors – Platinum Silver, Flamenco Red
- 152 gms in weight and 7.1-9.4mm in thickness
The G Flex 2 is a brilliant piece of work from LG who has been making wicked awesome phones and coming from off form the MWC 2015 with the Best Smartphone Award for their LG G3, the Indian release was a much-awaited one. Yes, it is a very niche crowd that will pick up these phones and it will take some time for more and more people to start wanting these kinda curved phones and actually start appreciating them, just like those Edge screens we’ve started seeing on the Samsung phones.
For the moment, these are steps in the right direction from LG but only time and fate will decide the success of these special category phones! Coming at 55,000 INR it does sound a tad high priced but blame us for it, spoiled by the likes of Xiaomi et all who are bringing in tons of good specs at such low prices. But the curved screens take in a lot of time for design and production and quite rightly justifies the price. We will try to get our hands on the G Flex 2 and see how it compares with its predecessor. The G Flex 2 will be made available in the next 30 days.