At CES 2015 LG launched a new OLED TV, a revolutionary washing machine but most importantly they showed the LG G Flex. This 5.5 inch Smartphone is curved, has a self healing back and packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.
Starting off the new year LG is kicking things off with what is set to be the hottest most coveted processor in 2015, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor 2GB of fast DDR4 RAM, which we’re a little surprised we’re not seeing 3 or 4GB of future proof RAM numbers. While not having too much RAM won’t be a deal breaker the most unique feature of the handset is the 5.5 inch 1080p display which is a little more reasonable in size.
Software wise we’ve got more to say than just that it’s running Android 5.0, LG has also includes 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 als 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 Flex 2 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!