Curvy LG G FLEX2 Comes to Singapore 14 March

LG announced today that the new G Flex2, the curvaceous stunning smartphone would be available in Singapore on 14 March 2015! It blends both form and function, and improves upon the G Flex predecessor with a more refined design, faster performance and greater convenience. The Flamenco Red G Flex2 is really quite stunning looking in person and together with the curved body, would be quite the conversational piece. At least this time around, it is in a more handy 5.5″ size, for better fit in your hands, as well, as having the necessary performance with the Snapdragon 810 to show off.

Check out some of the #HotCurves on Instagram with my web-app. Scroll down more for some more non-LG “hot” curves. The actual hashtag should be #LGHotCurves but that’s less popular.

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Hot Style

The G Flex2 harmoniously incorporates a symphony of curves ranging from a radius of 400mm to 700mm across the front, back, sides and top-to-bottom edges. The dynamically curved layers deliver a sleeker and more dynamic look.

However, there is more to G Flex2’s curves than meet the eye. The phone’s ergonomic design brings the microphone closer to the mouth, enabling better sound pickup compared to conventional smartphones which allow more ambient noise to enter through the microphone. The curvature of the slimmer 5.5-inch screen enhances comfort for the eyes and grip. The curved display has a 700mm radius which delivers a truly immersive viewing experience from any angle, while the steeper 650mm radius curvature on the back is more comfortable to grip and fits easier in the pocket. Resolution of the display has also been increased to 1080p Full HD, which makes every UI detail appear crisp and alive. The P-OLED display, which gives the G Flex2 its unique shape and durability, is even more precise than in the G Flex.

Turning the phone over reveals handcrafted details such as the Spin Hairline Pattern on the G Flex2’s curved rear, which showcases the subtle yet brilliant polish of the surface from every angle.

Hot Performance

The G Flex2 is the first smartphone officially announced to come equipped with the Snapdragon 810 processor, featuring octa-core 64-bit capable CPUs optimized for Android 5.0 and the advanced Qualcomm® Adreno™ 430 GPU for stunning graphics performance. This makes the smartphone incredibly fast and efficient for multimedia and multi-tasking. The Snapdragon 810 also features fully integrated 3x20MHz Carrier Aggregation support for faster, more efficient connectivity.

Protected by DuraGuard glass, G Flex2’s cover is approximately 20 percent more durable, thanks to a special chemical treatment technology developed by LG.

The unique “Self Healing” back cover from the G Flex carries over to the G Flex2. This feature keeps the phone looking new even through the nicks and light scratches from normal everyday use, has also been improved with significantly faster healing time. LG reduced the healing time from about three minutes to within just ten seconds at room temperature.

Another innovative technology is the amazingly fast Laser Auto Focus camera, first introduced in the popular LG G3. This technology enables the G Flex2 to capture the best moment — even in low light — by measuring the distance between the subject and the camera using a laser beam. Combined with LG’s proven OIS+ technology and dual LED flash, the G Flex2 delivers images that rival most standalone point and shoot cameras.

Hot Solutions

The G Flex2’s curve-enhanced user experience carries over to software as well. It comes fully loaded with the best of LG’s unique software features optimized for its curved form factor:

  • Gesture Shot makes it easy to capture the perfect selfie with a simple hand gesture recognizable from up to 1.5 metres away.
  • Gesture View makes it easy to check the last shot immediately after taking a photo or selfie.
  • Glance View displays key information such as time, recent messages or missed calls with a downward swipe of the curved screen even while the display is off.
  • Fast Charge allows the embedded 3,000mAh battery in the G Flex2 — the only curved mobile battery in the world to be charged up to 50 percent in under 40 minutes.

“With the LG G Flex2, we have taken the previous G Flex to the next level with improved Self Healing cover, DuraGuard glass protection, as well as faster performance and charging,”
Mr. Scott Jung, Managing Director of LG Electronics Singapore

The LG G Flex2 will be available for pre-order in Singapore from 27 February 2015 at SGD998 in M1, Singtel and Starhub. The device comes in two colors: Platinum Silver and Flamenco Red, and will be on sale in Singapore on 14 March 2015.

Key Specifications

  • 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: 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.

Upcoming Event

SupersizeMe @ The Big Picture, Powered by LG
Event Date: 28 February and 1 March 2015 (Saturday and Sunday)
Event Time: 2pm to 5pm

LG will power Singapore’s largest photo booth projection on the last weekend of February at Suntec City. The public is invited to get photographed with props featuring cheeky messages relating to “Hot Curves”. The photos will be beamed onto Suntec’s The Big Picture – recognized as the World’s Largest High Definition Video Wall by Guinness World Records– for everyone to see themselves Supersized in an unforgettable way. They can take a selfie/wefie with their Supersized photo in the backdrop of The Big Picture, to form interesting ‘photo-in-photo’ moment.

Each participant will be given a scratch card to stand a chance in winning prizes such as the brand new LG G Flex 2 smartphones (which winners will own before the market availability), Dream Drive Joy Rides in a Lamborghini and movie tickets.

Pictures taken in the photo booth will also be posted to the LG Mobile Singapore Facebook page for participants to share their ‘SupersizeMe’ moments with the hashtags #LGHotCurves and #LGGFlex2. Top 5 photo entries with the most votes will win additional prizes.

Sean

Sean is a tech geek and star wars fan. He loves playing with new gadgets, writing little code snippets in Python, JS, and dabbling with Android programming from time to time, while keeping a lookout for the next biggest happening in the world of tech!

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