Already out in Korea and hitting Singapore soon, the G Flex 2 is LG's latest high-end smartphone. Though no pricing and availability date has been released, it’s expected to launch in
other countries as well. In the US, AT&T, Sprint and US Cellular have announced they will carry the device, and we’re expecting it to roll
out some time in the spring. In the UK, it'll be exclusive to Vodafone for its first six weeks on sale. Australian details are yet to be announced.
Though not rugged by any means, the phone can withstand a certain degree of abuse. When it's facing down, you can push
against or step on its apex to flatten it straight; and when it's facing
upward, you can press down its curling edges. It'll spring back.
I was previously disappointed that the first iteration had only a 720p
resolution, but the G Flex 2 now has a 1080p touchscreen. And given the
size decrease (the display measures 5.5 inches instead of 6), the screen has a
higher pixel density of 403ppi.
The handset is powered by a 3,000mAh battery and Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 quad-core processor. Its 64-bit octa-core CPU is clocked at 2GHz and the G Flex 2 is one of the first phones to have the chipset.
The device ships with Google's latest mobile OS, Android 5.0 Lollipop
and has new software goodies like notifications
on the lock screen and a richer approach to recent apps. LG also included some of its signature UI tools.