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LG G Flex 2 officially launches on January 30 in South Korea, costs over $700

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LG G Flex 2 officially launches on January 30 in South Korea, costs over $700

Undoubtedly one of the most interesting smartphones announced at CES 2015, LG's G Flex 2 will be officially released on January 30 in South Korea - which, of course, will become the first market to get the new handset. While we already knew that the G Flex 2 would be available in Korea by the end of the month, until now LG didn't provide an exact launch date.

All three South Korean mobile carriers will offer the G Flex 2. The curved, flexible smartphone will cost 800,000 Korean won - meaning about $737. That's more than we were expecting, by the way.

The G Flex 2 is LG's first handset to feature Qualcomm's 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, as well as the company's first device to run Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. The G Flex 2 has the same form factor of the original G Flex, though it's smaller, thanks to the fact that it sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display. The new handset features a self-healing back cover, a 2.1 MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera wit laser autofocus, 32 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 3000 mAh battery. It looks like the Korean G Flex 2 has only 2 GB of RAM, instead of 3 GB like the international variant.

After hitting shelves in South Korea, the G Flex 2 will be available around the world - including in the US, where AT&T, Sprint and US Cellular are all getting ready to sell it.

So, who's looking forward to buying the world's first curved Lollipop smartphone?


source: LG (translated)

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posted on 21 Jan 2015, 21:13 5

1. chistoefur (Posts: 103; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Still not a bad price for what you get. It's a great looking phone. Get a beast like that running stock Lollipop would be a dream.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 22:57

8. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1149; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


then you might as well include all other flagships in 2015, at that price.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 21:15 1

2. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


It'd be interesting to hear how that turns out after larger home grown OEM dumped same soc used within.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 21:22 6

3. p51d007 (Posts: 220; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


LMAO. Overpriced. 700 bucks FOR A PHONE?
People are being duped by pretty much all the vendors...faster & faster hardware that the software can't do anything with, battery life isn't keeping up with it.
A mid-range device can perform as well (not benchmarks, just real apps), not cost nearly as much, and usually comes with a bigger battery. It's YOUR money, but why waste it?

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 21:32

4. jayjay234 (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


you don't waste it. you buy the product. meaning you are exchanging money for a product. there you go.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 22:53 1

7. tdslam720 (Posts: 70; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


If Im spending over 700 im getting a real phone like a Note 4 or iPhone, not some LG gimmick with a processor thats going to blow up on me

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 00:33 2

14. NFSHesham (Posts: 257; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


It is not a gimmick, the Galaxy Round is
It is not going to blow up on you, overheating issues were present only in preproduction models

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 01:42

17. tdslam720 (Posts: 70; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


If overheating wasn't still an issue I doubt Samsung would be omitting them from the S6.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 07:08 3

21. zachki17 (Posts: 261; Member since: 14 Sep 2014)


You think samsung and apple are better then lg
Lg = innovation
First phone capacitve touch screen .. NO lg = iphone dosnt exist
First phonewatch 2008
First qHD Display in the iphone 4 with 312 ppi made by lg
First HD display maker
First Full HD panel
World First Quad Hd phone and 2k and 4k and 8k TV
World first inspirator robot
World first full Cirle smartwatch
P-oled display . 3d phone .Ois .. Slim bezel ..
LG = Perfect product and innovation
Samsung and apple only They spend billion for publicity to get more consumers .. Im not saying that samsung and apple are bad product .. But for my opinnion lg is lot better

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 00:31

13. NFSHesham (Posts: 257; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


You don't know that devices in south Korea is more expensive than other countries, do you?

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 21:52 1

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1012; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


bought iphone 6 with that price will end up bend,
bought LG flex 2 with that price will end up flat.

mind as well pay $300 for the same old specs.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 23:41 1

10. iushnt (Posts: 1510; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Why r u always so conscious about price? I don't mind paying $700+ for such a unique device..

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 00:04 5

11. mixedfish (Posts: 1152; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


He's conscious about price because that's the only thing going for Chinese phones: loss leadership. If a Chinese manufacturer were making quality premium products at ~$700, he'd be preaching it to the heavens here.

So sad that some are such zealots, they can't make independent thoughts without their corporate overlords telling them otherwise.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 01:40 1

16. tdslam720 (Posts: 70; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Eh.. He's right though. Why would I spend an extra 400 bucks for this when I could have a Zenfone 2 and 400 in cash.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 01:51 2

18. wargreymon (Posts: 671; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Because Zenfone 2 is not nearly the same thing, now is it?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 22:02

22. Mercedes-Benz (banned) (Posts: 403; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)


Because what you want matters , if i want a GFlex2 , i want a GFlex 2 .

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 02:42

20. wargreymon (Posts: 671; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Maybe you should buy a grammar book?

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 22:32 3

6. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


LG does not expect a big hit from it, but at least it shows the world it brings something special and innovative unlike Chinese makers can only copy and steal others.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 00:09 3

12. mixedfish (Posts: 1152; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Exactly, some products are there to provide variety and to push technology to those genuinely interested in the industry. Unfortunately some people so thick headed, they can't see the big picture.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 23:32 3

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3715; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Price should be below $600.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 00:38 1

15. NFSHesham (Posts: 257; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


It is going to be around that elsewhere, South Korea is expensive when it comes to phones,
Plus if an innovative device should cost 600$, what should be said about the 650$ 16 Gb non-expendable-rubbish -battery-nothing-extra-than-5s-except-the-screen-i​Phone 6

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 01:58

19. wargreymon (Posts: 671; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


As a comparison LG G3 launched for almost 900K won.

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