If you want the LG G Flex2 then get your wallet ready, it’s not too far away. LG have been in touch with us to state that Sprint in the USA will be getting the handset first, and then Europe and Asia shortly after. In the UK Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse are confirmed and they’ll be making it available from March.
The curvy handset features a 2GHz 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU, 5.5″ curved P-OLED display (at 1080×1920 pixels / 403 ppi) and Android 5.0 Lollipop. It also has 16GB of storage on board and a microSD slot that can receive another 2TB (yes, 2TB). There’s also 2GB RAM, a 13 megapixel rear camera with laser focus and a 2.1 megapixel front shooter. In terms of specs, you should probably imagine a super-fast LG G3 with a curved screen.
The usual dose of WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS and 4G is also available.
If you want to see it in the flesh, here’s a man with weird hair giving you a demo..
LG G FLEX2 BEGINS GLOBAL ROLLOUT
Experience a Smartphone that is Truly Ahead of the Curve
London, 25th February, 2015 — The eagerly anticipated G Flex2 from LG Electronics (LG) will begin its global rollout in the weeks to come with availability on the Sprint network in the United States and followed by key markets in Europe and Asia. Since it’s unveiling in January at CES 2015, the G Flex2 has garnered much acclaim for its stylish looks, nimble performance and UX features optimised for its unique form factor. It was one of the most talked about new products at CES, scooping up a trove of best-in-show accolades.
Set within the G Flex2’s contoured shape is a 5.5-inch Full HD Plastic-OLED display that delivers an incredibly sharp and vivid viewing experience from every angle while providing a sleeker look with enhanced durability. Improvements continue below the surface where an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 810 processor delivers performance as impressive as the phone’s design. Its Self Healing back cover now heals everyday scratches in just 10 seconds and the smartphone’s Fast Charge feature charges the 3000mAh battery to almost 50 percent in a little over half an hour.
To create a better user experience, the G Flex2 offers an upgraded Gesture Shot which makes it easier than ever to take selfies with just a hand gesture. LG has extended the distance from which the camera can recognise one’s hand to 1.5 metres, perfect for today’s popular selfie sticks. The new Gesture View makes it convenient to check one’s last shot immediately after taking a photo and Glance View displays key information such as time, recent messages or missed calls with a downward swipe of the curved screen even while the display is off.
“The G Flex2 shows the world that there’s still room for design innovation in today’s smartphones beyond just metal frames and larger displays,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We think the G Flex2 is the perfect example of form and function coming together beautifully. It’s a smartphone that people simply won’t be able to take their eyes off of.”
The LG GFlex 2 will be exclusively available in the UK at Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse from March 2015 with other partners coming on board at a later date.
Key Specifications (may vary depending on market):
· Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 810 processor with 2.0GHz 64-bit Octa-Core CPU
· Display: 5.5-inch Full HD Curved P-OLED (1080 x 1920 pixels / 403 ppi)
· Memory: 16 eMMC ROM / 2GB DDR4 RAM / microSD slot (up to 2TB)
· Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS+ with Laser Auto Focus / Front 2.1MP
· Battery: 3,000mAh (embedded)
· Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
· Size: 149.1 x 75.3 x 7.1-9.4mm
· Weight: 152g
· Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21/42 Mbps
· Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac / Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X) 4.1 / NFC /
SlimPort / A-GPS / Glonass / USB 2.0
· Colour: Platinum Silver / Flamenco Red
· Other: Gesture Shot / Gesture View / Glance View