[CES 2015] LG’s updated G Flex 2 shows the next generation of smartphone tech

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Last year LG released the G Flex, a self-healing, flexible smartphone that was a showcase for some of the next generation technology that LG was working on at its battery and display divisions. This year, the company has released a follow up version called the G Flex 2.

The hardware issues that we had with last year’s phone should all be forgiven with the new G Flex 2. The POLED display is now a full 1080p resolution over its 5.5 inch surface and still has the ability to curve without breaking. The battery has decreased to 3 000mAh battery from 3 500mAh but with the quick charging supplied from Qualcomm it should be able to regenerate more than quickly enough from most.

It will be powered by the 64-bit eight core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM with 16GB or 32GB of storage, similar to the options in its G3 smartphone. Also like the G3, the 13 megapixel camera will feature optical image stabilisation (OIS+) as well as laser autofocus which we found to be fantastic in our review of the G3. Operating system wise it will feature the latest from Google in the form of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The self-healing back plastic cover has been given a new treatment which LG says will decrease thee amount of time it takes to heal minor scratches from the original 3 minutes down to just 10 seconds.

We can’t wait to get a hold of the new G Flex 2 and will let you know all of the details of its South African arrival as and when we know about them.

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David Greenway

David Greenway

David is a technology enthusiast with an insatiable thirst for information. He tends to get excited over new hardware and will often be the one in the room going "Its got 17 cores, 64GB of RAM and a 5" 4K flexible OLED display, oh it makes phone calls too?" Currently uses: Too many phones. Wants: World peace... and more phones.