LG G Flex 2 expected be announced at CES 2015


Back in May, we told you that LG was planning to release a sequel to its G Flex smartphone before the end of 2014. However, we’re now hearing that the new handset won’t be introduced this year.

According to Android Authority and unnamed sources, LG will officially announce the second generation G Flex - most probably called G Flex 2 - at CES 2015 in early January. Just like the original G Flex (pictured above), the new model should be curved and flexible, sporting a P-OLED display. However, it’s said that its screen will be smaller than the one featured by the current G Flex, while also offering a higher pixel resolution. As you may know, the original G Flex offers a 6-inch screen with 720 x 1280 pixels - not exactly the best resolution for such a large display.

Another feature that the LG G Flex 2 should keep is the self-healing back cover. There are no other details about the handset at the moment, but we can probably safely assume that it’s going to run Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.

Last month, we heard that the G Flex 2 would be launched by Sprint in the US. Since the original model was released not just via Sprint, but also via AT&T and T-Mobile, we expect the new one to also be widely available in the US. Are you waiting for the G Flex 2?

source: Android Authority

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49 Comments

1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

If it comes out before the end of the year I'll consider it. Either way, The only bad thing about the original was the low-res display, but since they're fixing that, the new G-Flex will be pretty awesome.

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

It says in title that this device is expected to be announced at CES. CES is in January. What makes you possibly think it might come out this year?

12. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I don't.

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

Then that makes your first statement completely pointless. Plus, you said it in the future tense as if it is a possibility.

32. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

I'm assuming he meant the end of next year. The story clearly says the end of January. Aside from that I think most of is already know when CES is anyway.

33. g2a5b0e unregistered

I don't think that's what he meant at all. Devices shown at CES come out in the first half of the year. The original G Flex came out in January. It seems to me that he just commented without reading like so many do.

2. cozze02

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

I loved my G3, but it just seemed like they were trying to hard. And the bootloader locked down on almost all variants was just nuts. Now I know that partly had to do with the carrier but if I remember correctly even the international model had an unlockable bootloader.

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I had the T Mobile version of the G3 and it was unlocked, bootloader and network...but, I moved on to the Nexus 6...

27. cozze02

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Yeah that was pretty much the only one that was unlocked, and I also have moved on to the Nexus 6. Love it!!!

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As usual I'll be there. Tons of fun and tech.

18. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

TAKE ME WIF CHU!!!!!!

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gotta get to Vegas baby!!!

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Hopefully this will be their FLAGSHIP phone. CURVE SCREENS are the future!

8. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

The masses aren't ready yet.

20. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

The masses won't be ready unless Apple makes one

29. chri5tin3

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

Whoop there it is

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not sure if that's a jab at apple, but you're kinda right. As with NFC, ApplePay has been a huge boost for it. Regardless to who gives the boost though, it's cool seeing new tech come out.

39. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'd rather not have Apple make the masses to many law suits already.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You matter to Apple about as much as I do, even less actually, at least I buy their stuff.

5. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

How can they improve the overall experience (beside obvious resolution and SoC boost)? The curved screen was a short lived novelty on the G Flex :/

9. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

G Flex is awesome, only reason I sold mine was due to size. Smaller screen and smaller bezels and this will be perfect.

28. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I'm saying curving the screen was mostly a gimmick. Marginally lower screen reflectance was the only advantage the curve brought. It even failed Android Authority's drop test aesthetically (yes, it cracked. In similar fashion to the notoriously fragile G2).

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Apple may sue LG for this as their iPhone 6+ has a bending feature...

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now we know you only post for green thumbs. That's so old and work out now.

23. VHMP01

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Yeah, the latest for Appleogists is iScratch... Not iBent.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol, at least use the latest.

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1831; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

the battery life was great on the flex and the themes were nice too, up the screen res and put ois in the cam and lg will have a winner!

14. WillieFDiaz

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Oh it will be on Sprint, no thank you.

24. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Didn't see that coming. An anti Sprint post from you. Shocker...

15. Theonote

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Ok. Now I'm excited for CES 2015.

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