Jan 5th, 2015

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After announcements regarding the ever-exciting product category of washing machines and refrigerators, LG officially announced the LG G Flex 2 at CES 2015. We brought you most of the details you needed to know earlier this morning, but now that it’s official there’s a bit more to be known.

LG confirmed that the device will indeed be launching with Android 5.0 Lollipop with improved KnockCode that’ll allow you to swipe down on the display to check notifications while the display is off, and that they’ve used special treatment on the device’s cover glass to improve its durability by 20% compared to traditional glass covers.

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We also learn that the self-healing back no longer takes 3 minutes — it can take as fast as 10 seconds for your device to restore itself to the way it looked when you took it out of the box. Something else that doesn’t take long to restore is battery life, with LG implementing a quick charge feature that can charge up to 50% of the device’s 3,000mAh battery in under 40 minutes. Not bad.

Everything else is as we’ve told you earlier this morning, specs wise:

  • 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: 16/32MB 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
  • Weight: 152g
  • 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 etc.

It seems like a very worthy upgrade over the original if you were hoping for something a bit beefier, so be sure to consider it once it makes its way to market later this year. As for when, exactly, that’ll be? LG hasn’t said just yet for outside of South Korean — their hometown citizens get it at the end of the month — but it won’t be long before they dish out more launch details.

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