Curved LG G Flex 2 Leaked, Flexes Snapdragon 810 Processor
Early this morning, LG G Flex 2’s had it’s press release details and some promotional pictures leaked online. The device was set to be officially announced during this coming CES 2015, starting tomorrow January 6.
The new iteration of the curved G Flex line-up sports the Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm’s incursion into flagship-ready 64-bit processing chipsets, featuring big.LITTLE architecture that unites two sets of quad-core nodes of A57 ones for intensive operations and A53 for power-saving light tasks. The 810 was originally set to release with the Galaxy Note 4 S-LTE, but that proved to be a false leak of information and unfounded speculation. Recent leaks of the HTC HIMA point towards the possibility that it could also be one of the first devices to feature Qualcomm’s new chipset.
LG’s G Flex revision will feature a Full HD display this time, which follows the trend of the powerful G Flex having a sub-standard resolution despite its top horsepower. It will also feature memory ranging from the stunning low amount ofjust 2GB to the now standrad 3gb of DDR4 RAM, during the year where we expect phones to reach 4gb thanks to the very chipset the G Flex 2 uses. It’ll also include a 13 mp camera and a big 3000mAh battery. The cherry on top is Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The G Flex 2 also features the self-healing capabilities of its predecessor, which allows it to mend superficial scratches made to its back after certain periods of time. While this technology didn’t address long or deep scratches, it did prove to work to some extent, though surprisingly no devices in 2014 adopted the tech.
The original curved G Flex released in 2013 met a lot of skepticism, given it was a new category that many critics saw as a gimmick. The phone had a lower-than-average screen resolution for a flagship, at 720p instead of the usual Full HD. It was one of the pioneers that adopted the excellent Snapdragon 800 processor that powered the best of 2013, but it was released with Android 4.2.2 at a time where Kit-Kat 4.4 was already in the wild. As a result the device seemed to come and go without much glory or recognition.
We will learn and report more of the G Flex 2 at CES starting tomorrow.