Tech companies from around the world are in Las Vegas this week all with one goal in mind; show of their latest innovations. The event is called CES which is short for the Consumer Electronics Show. So far we’ve seen some great products, but one that stands out, is the LG G Flex 2. The G Flex 2 is the newest version of a fantastic innovation that LG showed us last year and has done very well ever since. Let’s dive into the LG G Flex 2 to see what’s new and improved with this year’s model.
LG has taken what the original G Flex has done so well, and improved upon it even more. One of the biggest improvements made was the processor inside this amazing device. Bringing the latest from Snapdragon, LG has incorporated the Snapdragon 810 processor. The processor helps make the G Flex 2 run smooth and fast. The other specs of the LG G Flex 2 include a 5.5-inch 1080p OLED display, a 3,000mAh battery, 13-megapixel camera. The operating system running on this device is Android, just like one of our other favorite devices. While these stats are exactly what anyone could want or need in a device, they’re not the most interesting part of the G Flex 2.
The G Flex 2 carries on the same physical design that the original wowed us with last year. LG’s very own mobile architect responsible for the design of the G Flex family, Dr. Ramchan Woo said, “Why curved again?” to which Woo answered, “Our biggest and simplest answer is it’s more beautiful.” Dr. Ramchan Woo is correct.
Many smartphone companies have decided to steer clear of the curved smartphone, and for valid reasons. One of those reasons is to make a curved smartphone, you’ll need the proper equipment. LG has already invested in that equipment and appears to know how to use it. Most smartphones have plenty of straight lines, smoothed or sharpened, but the G Flex 2 takes the norm and throws it out the window. The curved device makes for a more comfortable fit while using it in any way you might use it. Making phone calls? The G Flex 2 curves with your face. Texting? The G Flex 2 fits comfortably in the curves of your hands. Watching videos? Like curved televisions, you can get a personal experience with the curved display of the G Flex 2. The human body is full of curves, rarely in nature will you find such straight lines, and LG has taken that idea to bring you a device that just feels natural.
Another great thing to note here, the material used to make the G Flex 2. LG has incorporated another one of their great innovations, the self-healing plastic. Self-healing plastic from LG means little scratches and bruises will self-heal within 10 seconds. No more having to worry about your device coming in contact with your keys in your pocket or purse. That same plastic also gives way to an extent. The G Flex 2 is able to flex a bit, which means there’s no way to snap the curved device while stepping on it, sitting on it, or pressing down on it with your palm. The Verge put the device to the test by throwing it around, pressing on it, and stepping on it; the device passed each test. The display even withstood all of these tests due to a special treatment LG has given the Gorilla Glass 3. LG refers to this upgrade to the display, Dura-Guard Glass. The process is a simple chemical treatment that gives the display 20 percent more strength and durability.
Thanks to LG, we’ve got an option that differs from all the rest. Bringing curved lines on a smartphone to an entirely different level, then making that even better. The LG G Flex 2 will be available in two different colors, Flamenco Red and Platinum Silver. Both options will be available first in LG’s home, Korea, and within just a couple of months, the world. When it does come to your carrier, you will definitely want to check this device out. Especially since this could be a great contender to make our top four list of CES 2015