LG updates the G Flex with the G Flex 2

You know, that device I reviewed almost a year ago? The original flexible display (that actually shipped, whereas the Galaxy Round didn't) was a funny little quirky phone.

It bent, and had a self-healing back... it never did take off.  To this day, I haven't seen anyone carry it around.  The big problem was that for the price you got a HUGE phone (6") with a laughably low pixel count.  It made it look worse than the Galaxy Nexus for resolution.

Well, the G Flex 2 has been announced and this time around it's still not the top of the pack for specs, but it's not laughably bad either.

  • 5.5" @ 1920x1080 Curved P-OLED
  • 2GHz x8 64bit Snapdragon 810
  • 2GB RAM (DDR4)
  • 16 or 32GB + microSD (up to 2TB)
  • 13MP (with OIS+ & Laser Auto Focus) / 2.1MP
  • Android 5.0
  • 3000mAh (with fast charge)

What's cool is they say the glass is now 20% more durable... and last year we saw a lot of bloggers really put that thing through it's bending test (way before #bendgate).

The healing back has returned and is apparently even faster (this time healing in ~10 seconds).

So, the only real place that this device lags behind 'flagships' would be with the display and the RAM.  I'm really curious to give this one a go around.  Now, we just wait to hear about the price!

Watch the event here (event starts about 50m in, you'll see the G Flex 2 at 1:38):