LG G Flex 2 officially launches on January 30 in South Korea, costs over $700
posted by Florin T. / Jan 21, 2015, 9:08 PM
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)
- Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
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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 Jan 21, 2015, 9:13 PM 5
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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 Jan 21, 2015, 9:22 PM 6
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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 Jan 21, 2015, 10:53 PM 1
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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 Jan 22, 2015, 7:08 AM 3
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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 Jan 21, 2015, 9:52 PM 1
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Why r u always so conscious about price? I don't mind paying $700+ for such a unique device..
posted on Jan 21, 2015, 11:41 PM 1
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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 Jan 22, 2015, 12:04 AM 5
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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 Jan 21, 2015, 10:32 PM 3
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Price should be below $600.
posted on Jan 21, 2015, 11:32 PM 3
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It is going to be around that elsewhere, South Korea is expensive when it comes to phones, Plus if an innovative device should cost 600$, what should be said about the 650$ 16 Gb non-expendable-rubbish -battery-nothing-extra-than-5s-except-the-screen-iPhone 6
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 12:38 AM 1
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