LG has released an update to their first generation curved phone with a flexible display. It’s 5.5 inches with 1080p display and comes with a self healing back in case you are prone to scratching your phone. Myriam Joire takes us through the device in great detail showing off the user experience as well as the very sleek looking hardware.
At CES back in January LG showed off the G Flex2 with it’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor along side options for 2 or 3GB of fast DDR4 RAM. The 5.5 inch display is down from 6 inches on the original G GFlex but overall the device is actually a little smaller. It’s made of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with a Curved P-OLED at 1920 x 1080 which gives it a ppi of 403.
A 700mm radius curvature rounds out front, 650mm radius at the rear, 550mm radius at the center line between the front and rear, and 400mm radius at the left and right sides. The G Flex was known for it’s flexible almost bouncy nature and the G Flex2 has some flex but not as much as its predecessor. The curved display isn’t only supposed to give it a more durable form factor, it’s also meant to provide better viewing angles. The 700mm radius display curvature as a 55-inch curved TV.
Software wise we’ve got Android 5.0 along side a few new additions 3 new gesture controls. Gesture shot, is all about selfies, we’ve seen it before on the LG G3, it was the hand gesture for taking a photo. Gesture View lets you gesture to check the last photo immediately after taking it. This last gesture also shows the time, recent messages, missed calls and notifications on the display by swiping down on it while it’s off.
Under the hood, the LG G Flex2 comes with 16 or 32GB of expandable on-board storage, meaning MicroSD card slot. The battery unit is of 3000mAh capacity with fast charge support (charges to 50% in 40 minutes). Connectivity wise, the G Flex 2 offers 4G,LTE, HSPA+ 21/42 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X) 4.1, NFC, SlimPort, A-GPS / Glonass, and USB 2.0. This is all packed into a 5.87 x 2.96 x 0.27in (at the thinnest spot) – 0.37 (at the thickest spot) (149.1 x 75.3 x 7.1 – 9.4mm).
It is going to come in a Platinum Silver which we have here and a Red which we thinks look a little plastic-y for our tastes (plus the versions for hands on were covered in greasy finger stains making it impossible to even sneak a photo of someone elses!
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