LG has announced the G Flex 2, the successor to the original G Flex. The device is the first curved smartphone of 2015, coming just before the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
The LG G Flex 2 shares features with the original G Flex and the LG G3, fitting somewhere in the middle with better internal specifications.
Internally, the LG G Flex 2 features a 1080p display, lower resolution than the 2K display on the LG G3, but makes up for it with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU, 3GB of RAM, multiple storage options and a microSD card slot capable of up to 2TB of external storage.
The design of the LG G Flex 2 features a glossy back, similar to the LG G3. The back-buttons are also available on the LG G Flex 2, and look to be a feature on all high-end LG devices in the future.
LG has worked on the curved display technology to make it more accessible, but the question still remains as to what advantages curved technology on a phone brings.
There is also the question of price, last year the LG G Flex cost more than the traditional high-end smartphone, but hopefully the cost-per-unit has dropped so LG can offer it at the same rate.
LG will be showing a selection of electronics at CES this year, including new dishwashers, fridges, audio equipment, monitors, TVs, tablets and smartphones.