The Press Day at this year's CES 2015 conference kicked off this morning, and we were in attendance at LG's 8 AM Press event. The event spanned around 55 minutes and focused on a variety of technology facets. The largest announcement made during the presentation was a successor to the curved G Flex smartphone model that also made its debut at last year's Consumer Electronic's Show.
This year's variant is simply dubbed the LG G Flex2. While it also sports a curved design like last year's model, the curves have been revamped, and it now offers four different curves making for a more optimal ergonomic design and better durability.
The G Flex2's screen is now 20% stronger thanks to a chemical treatment technology that is proprietary to LG. Many were impressed by last year's self healing technology used on the G Flex's rear casing and has been improved offering near instantaneous healing properties (within 10-seconds) in comparison to the 30-second heal time needed in the last generation.
It sports a similar 5.5-inch P-OLED display that has been upgraded to a full 1080P resolution. Matching the full HD screen with the curved design, it makes for a truly immersive experience bringing new life to your video media consumption by way of the device.
As you'd expect, the G Flex2 will ship running Google's latest Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system all while being powered by Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 810 processor with an Octa-core 64-bit CPU. LG chose to implement a Qualcomm Adreno 330 GPU for optimal graphics performance so gamers should find this model suitable for their needs.
The company's popular G3 model offered advanced camera features which made it appealing to budding mobile photographers and selfie-lovers. Luckily, LG has extended these features to the G Flex2 including the OIS+ image stabilization system, dual-LED flash, and their stellar laser auto-focus technology.
In regards to battery life, LG has improved the recharge capabilities. The internal battery can now be recharged up to 50% capacity in a matter of only 38 minutes. According to LG's figures, the average conventional mobile battery would take 55 minutes to reach that same capacity.
Two color variants are planned be offered at launch: Platinum Silver and Flamenco Red.
Precise details in regards to availability are still yet unknown although do know the device will launch in Korea by the end of the month and then expand to other global markets. No details were discussed in regards to pricing either although it is safe to assume it will be similar to last year's model that sold for $300 on-contract and around $700 flat-out.
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.