LG is back at CES and has shown off its wares for 2015. On display is the company’s new flexible flagship, the G-Flex 2 smartphone, and a new line of curved OLED Ultra High Definition TVs. Let’s see what they announced.
The G-Flex 2 follows on from last year’s bendable G-Flex. Not only does the case flex, but it’s self-healing too. The Second generation G-Flex feels less like an experiment and more like an actual product. In fact, it features some of the best specifications of any Android phone to date. The display is 5.5″ and Full HD. This is honestly a bit surprising since LG uses a Quad HD display of this size in the in the G3. It’s even more surprising given the other specs of the G-Flex 2. However, the QHD display in the G3 is IPS, while the G-Flex 2 uses P-OLED technology for little more give than a IPS panel would allow.
The System on chip is the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU. This chip is an 8-core design. Rather than use a custom design 64-bit Krait CPU, the 810 features ARM Reference chips, a Quad Core Cortex A57 and a quad core A53 in high-low configuration. Both chips are 64-bit. The graphics core is custom using Qualcomm’s Adreno 430 chip rather than ARM Mali graphics. The result is one of the most powerful smartphones on the market. The rear camera looks to be the same unit used in the G3 with a 13mp sensor, dual LED flash, and laser auto focus. Built-in storage is low at only 16 or 32GB, but it’s designed for future mSD cards with up to 2TB of storage space.
The G-Flex is run on an LG-customized version of 5.0 Lollipop. So far, AT&T and Sprint have announced plans to bring the G-Flex 2 to their networks.
OLED 4K TVS
LG also announced new 4K TVs at 55, 65, and 77 inches. The TVs have a 4K Ultra HD Resolution and use OLED technology for the panel and backlight. The TVs have an expanded color spectrum with a WRGB color spectrum that introduces white sub-pixels along with the traditional Red, Green, and Blue. The OLED panel results in a near instant refresh rate of 0.001ms. The TVs feature 4.2 audio designed in partnership with renowned speaker maker Harman Kardon. The TVs also have a smart TV platform with the WebOS 2.0 platform.
Pricing and exact availability were not disclosed. For more CES 2015 coverage go to www.geekbeat.tv/ceslive