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

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?


source: @evleaks

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35 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Want to venture a guess of what it could be?" A giant LG logo that roars like Godzilla when you bend the phone?

3. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Did you watch the movie yet?

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

11. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I know I think it was released yesterday or something.

18. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

21. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

23. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

25. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

27. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

32. KiwiRoundEye

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

lol i see what you did there.

26. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Don't waste your money! Not worth it Haha

30. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Lol and yes we all saw the LG G Flex

2. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

6. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 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...

29. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

7. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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.

8. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 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?

9. mturby unregistered

show samsung how its done lg!

12. wilsong17 unregistered

lol note 4 is coming with bendable display so haha

20. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

22. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

24. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

14. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

17. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The Flex 1's display was lacking...

31. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

But it had the most superior CPU at the time?

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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...

19. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

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