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CES 2015: LG announces G Flex 2 loaded with Snapdragon 810 and Android L


LG is giving the curved smartphone a second try. After the first attempt – the LG G Flex – the company is looking to rebound with a more successful, and more mainstream version that will impress more users looking to grab a high-end device, which packs in a lot of strength under the hood. The newest edition to the G Flex family works to address some of the issues with smartphones with a curved display. Mainly, it addresses the need for it in the first place – since many feel as though it’s something that doesn’t really have an overwhelming need or benefit attached to it.

However, as Juno Cho of LG pointed out “The original G Flex demonstrated LG’s pioneering spirit and with the G Flex2 we have refined the curved form factor, staying true to our philosophy of innovation for a better life. The G Flex2 not only has the stunning looks, it also has the powerful guts to be at the cutting edge of current smartphone technology. Simply put, it’s a true head-turner in every sense of the word.”

From a specification standpoint though, the company really does stand to make this device a “top shelf” smartphone. It will bring a Snapdragon 810 processor that will boast 2GB of RAM. Additionally, it will bring a 5.5-inch display – which is slightly smaller than the previous device – which was said to have taken away from the salability of the previous G Flex. Although 2015 does seem to be shaping up to be the year of the phablet – so the move to make the G Flex2 smaller might come back to haunt LG.

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The display is an impressive one, measuring in at 1920 x 1080 – which is a significant improvement over its predecessor as well. The battery on the G Flex2 will also be significant upgrade – measuring in at 3,000 mAh, and of course, the device itself running Android 5.0 Lollipop. LG will offer the device in two storage packages – either the traditional 16GB version or the 32GB version – with upgradable and removable storage options up to 128GB.

While all of this might seem very exciting, it still remains to be seen if LG will be able to keep up with some of the heavier hitters in the market – as the curved screen still hasn’t really captured the mainstream smartphone market yet – like traditional screens. Either way, the improvement on the specifications is a major step in the right direction for those who are looking forward to this device.

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