By Jay Jay
Rumours in the gadget world suggest that LG’s G Flex 2 will be launched at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas come January.
A successor to the scratch-free, self-healing and curvy LG G Flex that was launched over a year ago, the G Flex 2 is believed to feature a high-resolution Plastic OLED screen, a feature also used by Samsung in its ‘curved-around-the-edge’ Galaxy Note 4 Edge.
As revealed by Android Authority, the G Flex 2 will be a ‘major upgrade’ over the existing G Flex, featuring an improved self-healing coating as well.
Citing an unnamed Korean report that all but fell short of confirming it, Android Authority also suggests that a special hard rubber chassis would help the G Flex 2 bend more dramatically than its predecessor.
Read: LG G Flex Review here
Another probability disclosed by Phonearena suggests that the G Flex 2 will feature a smaller screen but with a higher resolution than the G Flex. The new display, believed to be around 1080 x 1920 pixels will be a major improvement over the 720 x 1280 used in the G Flex.
The LG G Flex 2 will presumably run the Android 5.0 Lollipop platform that will enable LG to perk up the memory to 4GB from the existing 2GB.
It may also arrive with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 processor which is much faster than the existing Snapdragon 800.
The camera, at 13 mega pixels, will in absolute probability feature the optical image stabilization system, a feature introduced to Android phones by LG when it launched the G2 in late 2013.
Read: LG G3 review here
While the LG G Flex was available at a pricey £600 without contract at the time of its launch, CES will reveal if LG is willing to pile them high and sell them cheap to stay attractive in an increasingly competitive market.