A whole bunch of smartphones are rumoured for launch at CES 2015 in Las Vegas next week, and while it’s probably too early for the LG G4, the South Koreans will have a presence in the desert.
The bendy G Flex 2 will likely make the headlines for LG, and we’re hearing it’ll have – thank goodness – super-sexy specs.
The first-generation LG G Flex (pictured) launched back in October 2013, boldly (i.e. incorrectly) claiming to be the “first real curved smartphone”.
With its odd design and lofty price tag, the LG G Flex didn’t exactly set the smartphone world on fire, but at least made more ergonomic sense than the Samsung Galaxy Round, which was curved around the vertical axis – as opposed to horizontal.
Previous rumours suggested the LG G Flex 2 would be a “massive upgrade”, which hopefully means a higher resolution than 720p. The notion of the LG G Flex 2 being smaller (than 6in) is welcome, too.
This latest story, from South Korea’s Naver, suggests LG G Flex 2 specs will also include a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, LTE-A support and tri-band carrier aggregation. In layman’s terms: fast.
The LG G Flex’s “Self Healing” rear was one of the big talking points in 2013, with “the ability to recover from the daily wear-and-tear scratches and nicks… keeping the G Flex looking newer longer.” We expect it’ll be present on the G Flex 2, too.
All in all, the LG G Flex 2 sounds like it could be pretty sweet, though price will of course be crucial.
Full story next week (probably). CES 2015 gets underway on Tuesday, January 6.