LG Electronics has announced the schedule for global roll out of the company’s second “flexible” smartphone, the LG G Flex2. After unveiling the smartphone in January, the G Flex2 went on to bag so many awards during this year’s CES in the same month.
LG says that the G Flex2 will land on major carriers across the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore. Afterwards the handset will launch in “ key markets” across North and South America, Europe and Asia. All these will begin after the start of next month.
The LG G Flex2 is a curved 5.5″ phablet with 1080p screen resolution, 2GB or 3GB of RAM (market dependent), expandable storage, Snapdragon 810 chipset and 13-megapixel camera — all powered by a 3000mAh power unit.
Full press release
LG G FLEX2 BEGINS GLOBAL ROLLOUT
Experience a Smartphone That is Truly Ahead of the Curve
SEOUL, Feb. 25, 2015 ― With the world’s largest mobile industry event, Mobile World Congress (MWC), set to begin next week in Barcelona, LG Electronics (LG) today announced the global rollout of its eagerly anticipated curved smartphone, G Flex2. Major carriers in the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Germany and the U.K. will be among the first to offer the G Flex2 to lucky customers while key markets in North and South America, Europe and Asia will announce the start of sales in the weeks following MWC.
Since its unveiling in January at CES 2015, the G Flex2 has garnered much acclaim for its stylish looks, nimble performance and UX features optimized for its unique form factor. It was one of the most talked about new products at CES, scooping up a trove of best-in-show accolades. Set within the G Flex2’s contoured shape is a 5.5-inch Full HD Plastic-OLED display that delivers an incredibly sharp and vivid viewing experience from every angle while providing a sleeker look with enhanced durability. Improvements continue below the surface where an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 810 processor delivers performance as impressive as the phone’s design. Its Self Healing back cover now heals everyday scratches in just 10 seconds and the smartphone’s Fast Charge feature charges the 3000mAh battery to almost 50 percent in a little over half an hour.
To create a better user experience, the G Flex2 offers an upgraded Gesture Shot which makes it easier than ever to take selfies with just a hand gesture. LG has extended the distance from which the camera can recognize one’s hand to 1.5 meters, perfect for today’s popular selfie sticks. The new Gesture View makes it convenient to check one’s last shot immediately after taking a photo and Glance View displays key information such as time, recent messages or missed calls with a downward swipe of the curved screen even while the display is off.
“The G Flex2 shows the world that there’s still room for design innovation in today’s smartphones beyond just metal frames and larger displays,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We think the G Flex2 is the perfect example of form and function coming together beautifully. It’s a smartphone that people simply won’t be able to take their eyes off of.”
Key Specifications (may vary depending on market):
Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 810 processor with 2.0GHz 64-bit Octa-Core CPU
Display: 5.5-inch Full HD Curved P-OLED (1080 x 1920 pixels / 403 ppi)
Memory: 16/32GB eMMC ROM / 2GB DDR4 RAM / microSD slot (up to 2TB)
Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS+ with Laser Auto Focus / Front 2.1MP
Battery: 3,000mAh (embedded)
Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
Size: 149.1 x 75.3 x 7.1-9.4mm
Network: 4G LTE / HSPA+ 21/42 Mbps
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac / Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X) 4.1 / NFC / SlimPort / A-GPS / Glonass / USB 2.0
Color: Platinum Silver / Flamenco Red
Other: Gesture Shot / Gesture View / Glance View