LG has announced the successor to its G Flex smartphone, the G Flex 2, today at a press event at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Like its predecessor the G Flex 2 utilizes a curved screen and battery with a self-healing coating on the back cover, making it resistant to minor scratches and nicks. At only around 10 seconds this "healing" process is now much faster than on the previous device. As before the phone also bends slightly to absorb drops and pressure.

In terms of features and specifications the new model has been fully upgraded for 2015 and is the first official device to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 system chip. The screen resolution has been upgraded to 1080p, the curved battery provides 3000mAh capacity and can be charged to 50 percent in under 40 minutes. 

In the camera department LG uses a slightly improved unit from its current flagship phone, the LG G3. The 13MP sensor is combined with an F2.0 aperture and according to LG engineers the optical image stabilization is now more efficient. The camera also features LG's trademark rear shutter button, laser-AF and voice control.

On the software side of things there is the new Gesture Shot function that allows you to define a gesture to trigger a self-portrait from up to 1.5 meters away from the device. As you would expect from a 2015 high-end Android phone the G Flex 2 is running version 5.0 of Google's mobile operating system. No detail and availability and pricing has been released yet.

Key-Specifications:

  • 5.5-inch 1080p Plastic OLED display (403 ppi)
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 system chip, with 64bit 2.0 GHz Octa-core CPU
  • 2 or 3GB RAM, depending on region
  • 16 or 32GB storage
  • microSD support
  • 13MP rear camera with OIS+, laser autofocus and dual flash
  • F2.0 aperture
  • 2.1 MP front camera
  • 3,000 mAh non-removable battery with quick charging