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LG G Flex 2 will allegedly feature a smaller screen with higher resolution than seen on the original

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LG G Flex 2 will allegedly feature a smaller screen with higher resolution than seen on the original
Note: Image on the thumbnail is that of the LG G Flex.

According to a report published on Thursday that cites an executive at LG India, the LG G Flex 2 is expected to have a smaller screen than the 6 inch glass that was on the first model. In addition, the resolution of the display is supposed to be higher than the 720 x 1280 used on the original edition of the LG G Flex. That led the device to offer a pixel density of 245ppi, which is absolutely nothing to write home about these days.

The LG India executive says that the new display will be higher resolution than FHD. Assuming that the manufacturer decides not to go with a 1440 x 2560 resolution display, we are talking about a 1080 x 1920 screen. A smaller screen size and a higher resolution will end up producing a higher pixel density for the second generation Flex. There is no word on whether this next-gen handset will offer the same self-healing back that was a very unique feature of the original model.

The LG G Flex 2 is expected to launch first in the South Korean market with subsequent launches expected in the U.S. and India. Last year, the LG G Flex was released in South Korea after the Samsung Galaxy Round opened the way to curved screen smartphones. But unlike Samsung's handset, which curves from side to side, LG's model curves from top to bottom.

The LG India executive apparently didn't leave any word on when we might see the LG G Flex 2 launch. Pricing also is unknown at this time.

Thanks for the tip, William!

source: Gizbot.com

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posted on 11 Sep 2014, 20:57

1. Finalflash (Posts: 3090; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Nice, now they just need to make it more flexible in portrait mode (so I can squeeze it with my hands to reach the upper left corner) and this thing will be perfect.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 20:58

2. AppleJuice (Posts: 145; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


Niceee, that's the only bad thing the Flex has.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 21:05 3

3. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I just can't believe they tried to sell the G Flex at a higher-than-flagship price with such a disgustingly low pixel density...

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 22:17 12

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3108; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I never owned the G Flex but I used it several times at Best Buy and I could hardly tell the difference between that and the G2. People are way too nuts over PPI when it comes to phones. The G Flex was and still is a great phone

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 23:14 2

9. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Only for iDroid fanboy are crazy for ppi into there phone.

Crazy as in HELL...

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 09:24 1

15. refillable (Posts: 1046; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Lol iDroid... Am I just reading incorrectly?

@fzacek This is more like a niche product that doesn't have to sell that well, and definitely it's not targeting the mainstream. It's unique feature is the curved screen, so they could probably care less about ppi and such. But For the very steep price it is still disappointing that it has a 720p screen, so hopefully this will be fixed.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 00:05 4

11. snowgator (Posts: 3583; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I agree, Rory. My wife was up between the Note 3 and the Flex, and using them side-by-side there was was a tad difference, but when you use it day to day it truly loses nothing. It is a good screen, and the battery life is fantastic for what type of phone it is.

We did pay quite a bit for it. No doubt pricing was an issue.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 12:06 1

19. RodrigoFreijanes (Posts: 47; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I came from Note 3 and loving G Flex.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 08:34

14. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


And they probably never update it.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 10:35 2

16. Mreveryphone (Posts: 581; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


They did update it to kitkat, LG is pretty good with updates

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 12:04

18. RodrigoFreijanes (Posts: 47; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Trust me, in this model, low pixel density doesn't make so difference.
I came from Note 3, S5 etc and can see really well, but I love the screen quality of G Flex. Its so close to Note 3 and S5 screen.

G Flex screen is better than G3 because OLED HD has a great quality. LED LCD from any device loses.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 21:13 6

4. teenaxta (Posts: 42; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


i dont get the point of having QHD displays in phones and at times even in tablets as well....i mean its hard to find true 1080p content, so why drain your battery ?? secondly no one can tell the difference between a 1080p panel and a QHD panel of these screen sizes...wtf is wrong with the industry and with consumers as well??? i think its more about bragging than about practical use

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 13:00

20. RodrigoFreijanes (Posts: 47; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Thats why I want a G Flex 2 with 6 inches full HD OLED screen.

I came from Note 3 to G Flex and, because of OLED tech, there isnt so difference between then.

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 22:16

5. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


5.5 1080p my guess.
Can battle Apple with it.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 13:02

21. RodrigoFreijanes (Posts: 47; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Noooo LG, please! I want 6 inches and less bezels!

Let LG G3 battle.
It has 5.5 Quad HD screen!

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 22:16

6. swiekekodok (Posts: 58; Member since: 19 Jul 2014)


It must be overprice again and again,,......flex display.just that,,.....

posted on 11 Sep 2014, 22:28 2

8. shinywindow (unregistered)


I absolutely love my flex. I love the 6 inch screen and the pixel count is perfect. Very clear. And the battery last all day with extremely heavy use 12 hours for sure. The curved screen always feels like hour holding a baby IMAX. And the best feature is the IR blaster. Totally love this phone. Best ever.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 00:01

10. snowgator (Posts: 3583; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


My wife owns it, and feels exactly like you do. It has been one of the better running Android devices in my circle. Very little problems. LG has really earned some goodwill in my home.

She will be very disappointed if it has a smaller screen. She is a huge fan of huge screens, and nothing less then what she owns now will do it for her, but she wants the Flex follow up. I am praying for a slightly better 6" screen.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 14:08

23. RodrigoFreijanes (Posts: 47; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I do.

So, I want G Flex 2 keep 6 inches + OLED tech.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 02:25

12. justsayit (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 May 2013)


Finally!

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 04:02

13. wargreymon (Posts: 712; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


It's funny to see the haters who never owned the phone and those who do and love it.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 10:51

28. oshuwah (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


Excellent observtion!

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 11:59

17. RodrigoFreijanes (Posts: 47; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Nooooooooo! I came from Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and get a G Flex just because has a 6 inches screen and a curved design!

I'd like to get G Flex 2, but with a smaller screen is impossible to me!
I prefer get another brand/model to keep 6 inches screen and update hardware specs.

If its true, good bye LG.

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 13:04

22. RodrigoFreijanes (Posts: 47; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I want G Flex 2 with 6 inches screen full HD OLED and less bezels.

If don't, move back to Galaxy Note line and get Note 4 to replace my LG G Flex 1.

posted on 13 Sep 2014, 13:16

25. justsayit (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 May 2013)


u clearly not interesting in g flex,
bcuz note 4 stills having a smaller screen when compared to g flex

posted on 12 Sep 2014, 19:50

24. scsa852k (Posts: 329; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


certain apps having been crashing like there's no tomorrow since Kitkat update.

posted on 21 Sep 2014, 00:10 1

26. stinky (Posts: 7; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


You got to be kidding me. Right? Going to use a smaller display? Really? I want to know what butt wipe thought of that dumb idea. That os the whole reason i have not upgraded yet. I am waiting for the flex 2. I'm already a flex owner. And I love it. Great phone. Never have had any issues. If the idiots at LG don't keep the same size if display. I will keep my lg flex. Love the size of the phone. Has good functionality. Great battery life. I would say almost a perfect phone. Well i guess LGs R and D is not thinking outside the box. Oh well. I will just wait to see what they offer.

posted on 23 Sep 2014, 06:55

27. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


My next phone is definitely going to be the G Flex 2. Please LG make it larger or the same as 6". 1080p would be great up to 6.4" like on the XZU. I have a Note 3 and really want a G Flex 2 next to it!

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