The device will reportedly feature a smaller curved display than the one on the original G Flex.
Smartphones with flexible displays are yet to gain as much importance as manufacturers would like them to, but LG and Samsung have both dipped their toes into the flexible display market with the G Flex and the Galaxy Round. Samsung has already launched a second curved screen device in the form of the Galaxy Note Edge, and now, LG is reportedly preparing to announce the G Flex 2 at CES next week.
The G Flex 2 is tipped to feature a smaller display than its predecessor but with a higher resolution – there’s no word on what the exact screen size will be, but something between 5 and 5.5-inch would certainly be a good guess. The display will likely curve at the top and bottom once again, unless LG has something different in mind (perhaps a screen that curves to one side, similar to the Galaxy Note Edge?) A report from Korean website Naver has also revealed that the G Flex 2 will be powered by the 64-bit Snapdragon 810 CPU, with support for LTE-A connectivity with tri-band carrier aggregation (which achieves theoretical download speeds of up to 450Mbps), similar to the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 variant for South Korea.
The phone is also rumored to have the same self-healing back as the G Flex, though details are non-existent on other features of the device. Like the G Flex, availability of the G Flex 2 should be limited to South Korea in the beginning, with a release on major US carriers later on. It remains to be seen if LG will be confident enough to give the G Flex 2 a wider release than it did with the original, and we should get the relevant details at the announcement at CES in the coming days.