With the announcement of the LG G Flex 2 at the LG Press Conference, we finally saw the launch of a device with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC. While the SoC is one notable improvement from the previous G Flex, we see a great deal of improvement in almost all areas. One of the most immediate improvements is the new OLED display when compared against the previous G Flex. There are a great deal of other improvements, which can be seen in the spec sheet below.
|LG G Flex 2|
|SoC||MSM8994 2.0/1.5 GHz 4x A57/ 4x A53 Snapdragon 810|
|RAM/NAND||2/3 GB LPDDR4, 16/32GB NAND + microSD|
|Display||5.5” 1080p LG P-OLED|
|Network||2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Qualcomm UE Category 9 LTE)|
|Dimensions||149.1 x 75.3 x 7.1-9.4mm, 152 grams|
|Camera||13MP rear camera, 1.12 µm pixels, 1/3.06" CMOS size, F/2.4. 2.1MP F/2.0 FFC|
|Battery||3000 mAh (11.4 Whr)|
|OS||Android 5.0 with LG UI|
|Connectivity||802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.1, USB2.0, GPS/GNSS, Slimport, NFC|
As one can see, while there are a lot of elements shared with the LG G3, there are a number of areas where we see notable improvements that differentiate the G Flex 2 from the G3. The size of the phone has also decreased, as LG claims that people didn’t like the sheer size of the previous LG G Flex.
LG has also changed the design of the G Flex 2 to be more similar to the LG G3 with its brushed metal finish, although the self-healing polymer dictated a glossy finish with a brushed design beneath the finish. The self-healing polymer itself has been notably improved, healing over seconds instead of minutes like the original LG G Flex. LG has also introduced Dura-Guard glass, which is said to improve drop resistance when compared to Corning Gorilla Glass.