Since CES, we’ve heard all sorts of rumors regarding LG, their latest curved smartphone the G Flex 2, and the infamous ‘overheating’ Snapdragon 810 inside of it. We’ve had many of them put to rest and dealt with in various ways by various companies, but the one thing we hadn’t heard much of was being able to actually get your hands on the G Flex 2, but that’s starting to get better. Sprint has announced pre-orders for the curved smartphone, and have done a great deal to make the device a more-than-appealing purchase.
First, the phone will be offered in both the red and black coloration. That’s good to see, especially since some OEMs still choose to carrier-specify colors. The phone will still feature the Snapdragon 810, a 64-bit octa-core processor, backed by 2 gigabytes of RAM, which will help power the 5.5-inch 1080p plastic OLED display panel, meaning speed and deep and vivid colors. It’ll also still have that 3000 mAh battery, and either 16 or 32 gigabytes of internal storage. Best yet, it still has the Micro SD card slot that will accept up to 2 terabytes in capacity (it should be fun to see how much those cost).
But what makes this special, especially for Sprint and its customers? Well, if you pre-order the device from the big yellow carrier between the 20th of February and the 12th of March, they’ll include a free Quick Circle flip cover for the G Flex 2, which is a pleasant $60 savings. And as with all pre-order and ‘big deal’ devices, Sprint has put together a video showcasing the phone and both its internal and external appeal.
What’s important to Sprint and its customers, which makes sense, is the fact that the G Flex 2 features a more gentle and sloping curve, as compared to the massive arc of the original G Flex,, that fits better in hand, against the head in-call, and in-pocket, where our phones spend a good amount of time. What’s great is that the commercial shows the G Flex 2 fitting in a pair of women’s jeans, in the back pocket, which is great to know especially after the ridiculous fiasco that was ‘bendgate’ with the iPhone 6 Plus.
The G Flex 2 is going to be an interesting second generation device, especially given the somewhat obvious lack of popularity of its predecessor. Are cases a good bonus, even when most of us will choose something perhaps more stylish, personal, or protective than what you’ll be given for free? Do you think it’s smart of LG to essentially make a differently-specced G3 and curve the display to ‘create a new device’? More importantly, will the G Flex 2 earn your smartphone-buying dollar once it’s available, or is something more Samsung- or HTC-flavoured going to get the pocket spot this time? Let us know down below.