LG unwraps 5.5-inch G Flex 2 at CES

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LG got its 2015 CES event underway a few moments ago, announcing new TV’s, appliances, and more. But, that’s not what you’re here for; you care about its Android endeavors. So, let’s get to it!

The newly announced G Flex 2 arrives in Korea later this month before heading off to other markets shortly thereafter. As you might expect, the model features the bending, but not breaking curved design as well as the self-healing back. If you thought healing in three minutes was cool, wait until you see your phone remove a blemish in 10 seconds.

Powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop, the G Flex 2 packs a 64-bit 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. Yes, it’s a beast. Internally we find 16GB/32GB storage with microSD expansion, 2GB RAM, and a 3000mAh embedded battery. Speaking of the battery, it charges from 0-50% in roughly 40 minutes, letting you get back out there rather quickly. The 5.5-inch display is 1080p, which LG says is the sweet spot for a device like this.

In terms of cameras, the G Flex 2 boasts a 13-megapixel rear shooter with the laser auto-focus found in the G3. The front-facing camera supports Gesture Shot up to 1.5 meters away, allowing for better selfie poses.

As for custom software touches, the usual LG stuff is here, but with improvements across the board:

  • Gesture Shot makes it easy to capture the perfect selfie with a simple hand gesture recognizable from up to 1.5 meters away.
  • Gesture View makes it easy to check your last shot immediately after taking a photo or selfie.
  • Glance View displays key information such as time, recent messages or missed calls with a downward swipe of the curved screen even while the display is off.

The LG G Flex 2 will be initially offered in Platinum Silver and Flamenco Red. Regardless of color, the Spin Hairline pattern, which mimics the movement of stars in the night, looks fantastic. We can’t wait to get our hands on one of these!

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