The curved LG G Flex, clearly one of the best smartphones to be released at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2014), is now set to witness a successor in the form of the G Flex 2 at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas.
According to an Android Authority report, LG G Flex 2 will incorporate major upgrades in comparison to its predecessor.
However, exact details of these expected upgrades are yet to surface at the moment. Nonetheless, the Android Authority report also states that prospective buyers of LG's G Flex 2 smartphone can expect a high-res full HD OLED display. The screen is expected to incorporate 'self healing' properties.
Another expected aspect is its 'enhanced flexibility.'
The G Flex 2 is rumoured to offer a comparatively greater degree of flexibility, in comparison to its predecessor's outer-body flexibility limit.
The enhanced flexibility is reportedly due to a special rubber chassis that offers more robustness to the entire handset assembly.
It is worth remembering at this point in time that LG's first-gen G Flex smartphones was only the second 'curved display' smartphone to be launched during its times.
The Samsung Galaxy Round, launched a little before the original G-Flex, holds the distinction of being the first curved display smartphone.
Key features and technical-specifications of first-gen LG G Flex 'curved display' smartphone
'Self-Healing' display technology
Aside from the curved screen, the G Flex also boasts a rear cover with "self-healing" technology, which is a protective skin LG claims can remove scratches from the phone within minutes of them appearing.
Key technical specifications of the LG G Flex 2013
- 6in curved P-OLED Capacitive touchscreen, enclosed within Gorilla Glass 2
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating platform; out of the box
- 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
- 13 MP primary camera
- 2.1 MP secondary snapper
- 2GB RAM
- 32 GB fixed internal storage
- 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
- Fixed 3,500 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery, that is claimed to offer a talk time of up to 15 hours, and standby time of up to 720 hours.
In the United Kingdom, an unlocked LG G Flex is available for purchase at £530.