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LG G Flex 2 smartphone officially unveiled

LG G Flex 2

Perhaps the biggest announcement of the CES 2015 event, the LG G Flex 2, has just been shown off today. The smartphone is all that we expected it to be, and some. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone is smaller than its predecessor, which was a necessary adjustment LG had to make to accommodate for the size.

The smartphone features top of the line hardware specs sheet, making it one of the most powerful handsets available in the market today. One caveat here is that the device might remain limited to South Korea during its initial days of launch, but considering that the predecessor was launched on a global scale, we’re hopeful of finding it elsewhere.

LG mentions that the glass on the display has a new special coating which makes it more durable than conventional glass panels. It has also upgraded its custom Knock Code unlock feature to allow users to swipe down from the notifications tray when the display is locked.

Read on for the complete hardware specs sheet of the smartphone:

  • 5.5 inch Curved P-OLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 32GB of internal storage (expandable), 2GB of RAM
  • 13-megapixel camera on the back with OIS+ and Laser Autofocus
  • 2.1-megapixel front camera
  • 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 810 octa core chipset (64-bit)
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 3,000 mAh battery

The smartphone will be available in Flamenco Red and Platinum Silver color variants at the time of launch. Pricing details haven’t been revealed yet, but considering the hardware on offer, expect to shell out big for this powerful piece of hardware. The self healing back cover on the device can now recover from minor scratches in just 10 seconds while the original G Flex took up to 2 minutes, so there are substantial upgrades on board here. The company mentions that South Korea will get the smartphone before the end of this month, with world markets to hopefully follow soon.