LG brought us the first curved-screen smartphone in its G Flex. Successor to that phone, the G Flex 2, is rumoured to launch later today at CES 2015. Here we round-up the LG G Flex 2 UK release date, price and specs rumours. Also see: What to expect from CES 2015.
All the rumours about the LG G Flex 2's release date suggest it will be unveiled at CES 2015. Although technically the event starts tomorrow, LG's press conference is scheduled for 5 January at 8am Pacific Time. That's 4pm in the UK - less than an hour and a half away. You can watch the LG press conference live here.
If the LG G Flex 2 is unveiled at CES later today, it's likely to go on sale in February.
LG G Flex 2: UK price
Nothing has been confirmed price-wise for the LG G Flex 2, but this will be a high-end phone. LG traditionally prices its flagship smartphones around £100 or so lower than its rivals, so we should be looking at around £499 SIM-free. We'll update this article as soon as an exact price has been confirmed.
LG G Flex 2: Specs
Before his retirement, in May 2014 evleaks speculated on Twitter that an unnamed LG handset would feature a Qualcomm MSM8994 processor and be the firstAndroid Silver device. This chip is better known as the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, an octa-core (4x Cortex-A57, 4x Cortex-A53) processor that supports Ultra HD (4K), 4G LTE and 55Mp photography. The rumour ties in with Qualcomm's own schedule for the 810, which it expects to appear in devices in the first half of 2015.
Earlier today what is alleged to be the G Flex 2's press release was leaked online. It has not yet been confirmed, but it falls in line with our expectations. If true, the LG G Flex 2 will come in Platinum Silver or Flamenco Red with the following specification:
• 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 64-bit, octa-core processor • Android 5.0 Lollipop OS • 5.5in full-HD (1920x1080, 403ppi) curved P-OLED screen • 16/32GB storage with microSD card slot • 2GB RAM • 13Mp rear camera with OIS and Laser Auto Focus • 2.1Mp front camera • 4G/LTE/HSPA 21/42Mb/s • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi • Bluetooth 4.1 with apt-X • NFC • A-GPS • 3000mAh non-removable battery • 149.1x75.3x7.1-9.4mm • 152g