News by Luke Jones on Monday January 05, 2015.
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LG's new G Flex 2 has been leaked with the official press release and photos giving us the full look at the Korean company's curved screen smartphone. You may remember the original G Flex from last year, it was hugely expensive ($900+), but came with decidedly mid-range specs, leaving the impression that the curved glass screen was actually just a gimmick (it did not even have a Full HD resolution).This leak is still not 100% verified, but it's very close with most of the details here matching up to previous reports, while the images seem like real renders to us. Obviously, it has retained the curved screen arcing across the length of the chassis. It is currently the first smartphone to be revealed with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor, although it may not actually end up being the first to be officially launched (depending what happens at CES). There is a slight design change, with the G Flex 2 matching the G3 in the same way the original Flex matched the G2. It also launches with Android 5.0 Lollipop, while LG's self-healing back plate skin is back and this time it works well and is even better. The G Flex now feels like a true flagship alternative, with a Full HD 5.5-inch panel making an appearance this time, not to mention that high end Snapdragon 810 processor. As for that special self-healing material coating, it is now hugely better and is 20% tougher and now takes just 10 seconds to heal at room temperature (it used to be three minutes). There are some added software touches with some gesture controls. The first is Gesture Shot, the same feature from the G3 that allows selfie taking with hand gesture, the second is Gesture View lets the user find images more quickly. The last is Glance View to show such things as missed calls, messages, and other notifications. The overall specs read as, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor, a 2.0GHz clock speed in tow and coupled with 2GB of fast DDR4 RAM, I would have preferred at least 3GB if not 4GB. There are 16 or 32GB of expandable on-board storage depending on the variant you have, while there is a 3000 mAh juicer. The device will be well connected with 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. The LG G Flex 2 will be making its debut in South Korea by the end of January, but it will find its way to other regions at a later date. Expect it to be wildly expensive.
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