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LG G Flex 2 tipped for early 2015 release; phone to offer "unique" feature

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LG G Flex 2 tipped for early 2015 release; phone to offer
A tweet disseminated by evleaks, reveals that the sequel to the LG G Flex is expected to be released in the middle of next year's first quarter. The tweet from Mr. Leaks will have everyone's imagination all fired up. According to the tip, the LG G Flex 2 will include a feature even more "unique" than the self-healing back cover that graced the OG LG G Flex.

So what might we see with the LG G Flex 2 next year? Late last year, we passed along a report that LG was going to make the LG G Flex 2 bendable at a 90 degree angle, somewhat akin to a clamshell handset. We probably will also see a bump up in resolution to 1080 x 1920, or a small drop in screen size from the 6 inches on the original model.

The current combination of a 6 inch, 720 x 1280 resolution display, results in a 245ppi pixel density. This falls well short of the readings seen on the current crop of top-shelf phones. If LG goes to a 1080p resolution on a 6 inch screen, the combination would be similar to what is found on the Nokia Lumia 1520, which is a respectable 368ppi pixel density.

But what will stick in everyone's mind, is the unique feature touted by evleaks. Want to venture a guess of what it could be?

What is the unique feature that is tipped to be on the LG G Flex 2?

What is the unique feature that is tipped to be on the LG G Flex 2?


source: @evleaks

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posted on 18 May 2014, 14:29 2

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3649; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"Want to venture a guess of what it could be?"

A giant LG logo that roars like Godzilla when you bend the phone?

posted on 18 May 2014, 14:33 1

3. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Did you watch the movie yet?

posted on 18 May 2014, 14:54 3

10. akki20892 (Posts: 3624; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I can't wait....it looks awesome.

posted on 18 May 2014, 15:00 1

11. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I know I think it was released yesterday or something.

posted on 18 May 2014, 15:09

18. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3649; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"None of us have ever faced a situation quite like this one before..."

posted on 18 May 2014, 15:15

21. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I KNOW ! "and ITS GONNA SEND US BACK TO THE STONE AGE"

posted on 18 May 2014, 16:36

23. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3649; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


No spoilers, but the movie is a typical Hollywood remix. It's got a lot of action, good special effects, and is generally fun, but I think the new movie makes Godzilla much more monodimensional than the old Japanese Godzilla movies. But it's Godzilla... recommended.

Maybe I set myself up for disappointment as I recently watched Gojira and it was really enjoyable. Old, not great quality 4x3 screen image, but the story was much better developed.

posted on 18 May 2014, 16:44

25. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Good to know :D Did you watch it in 3D?

posted on 18 May 2014, 16:48

27. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3649; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I went for the 2D edition. I'm not the biggest fan of 3D movies, although for Avatar it was pretty well done.

posted on 18 May 2014, 19:33

32. KiwiRoundEye (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


lol i see what you did there.

posted on 18 May 2014, 16:48

26. Adrian38 (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Don't waste your money! Not worth it Haha

posted on 18 May 2014, 18:47

30. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


Lol and yes we all saw the LG G Flex

posted on 18 May 2014, 14:32

2. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


mid Q1 is MWC 2015

If it's capable of folding in half that would be a whole different sales story from the first gen G Flex.

posted on 18 May 2014, 14:35

5. fzacek (Posts: 2113; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I don't really think it would be able to fold in half cleanly though...

posted on 18 May 2014, 14:34

4. fzacek (Posts: 2113; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


It's an awesome concept, but I just wish they didn't have to make it so big...

posted on 18 May 2014, 14:36

6. Pings (Posts: 301; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I thought the LG Flex would be a good phone for my mom who is 65. For one major reason the 6 inch 720p resolution. She can read and see it no problem. Now she has it and loves it for that reason. A lower resolution + a huge screen = a win for old people.

posted on 18 May 2014, 15:05

13. fzacek (Posts: 2113; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


A higher resolution would not have made it harder to read the screen. Resolution does not affect the size of things on a smartphone. What you are thinking of only happens on computers when you change the resolution...

posted on 18 May 2014, 16:56

29. Pings (Posts: 301; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


It sure does I have a thl T200 a 6" at 1080p. It the same thing as on a computer just the manufacture changes the resolution not you.

posted on 18 May 2014, 14:36 1

7. snowgator (Posts: 3277; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


My wife loves her stinking Flex. Just can't put it down. A Flex 2 early next year may work for my pocketbook, still stinging from buying that beast outright.

posted on 18 May 2014, 14:41

8. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Looks like the Korean tech companies are on fire.
Samsung is supposed to release the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S6 with a flexible display right?

posted on 18 May 2014, 14:53 2

9. mturby (Posts: 272; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


show samsung how its done lg!

posted on 18 May 2014, 15:01

12. wilsong17 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


lol note 4 is coming with bendable display so haha

posted on 18 May 2014, 15:12

20. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Samsung will show a practical bending device first at IFA 2014 with its Galaxy Note 4.

posted on 18 May 2014, 16:22

22. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3649; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Someone could make the argument "I will put my Note 4 in my back pocket and want it to bend when I sit on it"... but this is just a laugh. Even if the phone bent, you will get a dent in your Note 4 over time.

Hopefully Samsung doesn't go "full ugly" with the Note 4, puts an 805 or better chip in it, 3GB+ RAM, QHD screen, great audio, and calls it a day. Bonus points if they drop the heartbeat gimmick from the S5 and include dual tone flash -- or add OIS to the camera.

posted on 18 May 2014, 16:43

24. Tizen007 (Posts: 522; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I don't think the Note 4 would be bendable though. I think it will have a 3 sided curved display like the ones shown on their patents.
Yeah I really would like to have the OIS on their device this time. But the S5's camera is absolutely amazing though.

posted on 18 May 2014, 15:05 2

14. BattleBrat (Posts: 1154; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I hope they give the flex 2 some horsepower, the flex 1 was lacking

posted on 18 May 2014, 15:07 1

17. fzacek (Posts: 2113; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


The Flex 1's display was lacking...

posted on 18 May 2014, 18:48

31. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


But it had the most superior CPU at the time?

posted on 18 May 2014, 15:06 1

15. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I was thinking of buying the first one, but the screen resolution was a big turn off. They must have found a way to bring 1080p to these types of flex screens....will keep an eye open for this one...

posted on 18 May 2014, 15:10 1

19. fzacek (Posts: 2113; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I thought the exact same thing. Why would they put a pathetic 720p display in an expensive, high-end 6" phone...

posted on 18 May 2014, 16:55

28. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I believe because they had not developed the tech past 720p - P-OLED has only been made to 720p - that has to change....probably will with the FLEX 2....

posted on 18 May 2014, 15:06 1

16. fzacek (Posts: 2113; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Such an expensive phone with a 720p display was a fail on LG's part...

posted on 18 May 2014, 22:41

33. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


As well S cheap plastic degrading low quality materials

Why not use pure thick sapphire glass which looks more premium quality the cheap junk plastic

posted on 19 May 2014, 00:13

34. wilsong17 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Because only fan boy care about if you think cheap plastic is bad then why galaxy s3, s4, so note 3 sell much most of you bimbo end up putting a case my note 2 is in a case since it came out if I take the case out is shining brand new. .. I have yet put a cover on my note 3 is still look the same

posted on 19 May 2014, 13:37

35. WickedDante90 (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


I'm Gonna say that the "unique feature" will be 3D. The 3DS kind. So if it is 3D, get ready for a headache

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