When is the LG G Flex 2 coming out? The curved-screen G Flex 2 is now available to buy. Here we round up the LG G Flex 2 UK release date, price and specs. Relive LG's G Flex 2 press conference: How to watch LG's CES 2015 press conference live.
LG G Flex 2 UK release date: When is the LG G Flex 2 coming out?
All the rumours about the LG G Flex 2's release date suggested it would be unveiled at CES 2015, and so it was. LG's press conference was scheduled for 5 January at 8am Pacific Time. That's 4pm in the UK - and we brought it to you live. You can watch the LG press conference here.
As of 12 March, the LG Flex 2 is available on the Vodafone network. It told us customers who buy the device on a Red 4G plan will receive a LG G Watch R at no additional cost (whilst stocks last). Prices start from £39.50 per month (£19 upfront cost) on a Vodafone Red 4G Price Plan, giving customers a choice of free access to Spotify Premium, Sky Sports Mobile TV or a Now TV Entertainment Pass as part of Vodafone’s Ultimate Entertainment Package.
Carphone Warehouse has also begun listing the LG G Flex 2, with plans starting at £34.50 per month with no upfront charge. Carphone Warehouse will match any cheaper tariffs, and customers will get a free LG Bluetooth speaker and LG Quick Circle case worth £160 (while stocks last).
LG G Flex 2 UK price: How much will the LG G Flex 2 cost?
A SIM-free price has not been confirmed for the LG G Flex 2, although Vodafone is offering it from £39.50 per month (with a £19 upfront fee). LG traditionally prices its flagship smartphones around £100 or so lower than its rivals, so we should be looking at around £499 SIM-free. A claimed 'leaked' listing has the LG G Flex 2 at €599 though, so we will see.
LG G Flex 2: Specs
Before his retirement, in May 2014 evleaks speculated on Twitter that an unnamed LG handset would feature a Qualcomm MSM8994 processor and be the first Android Silver device. This chip is better known as the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, an octa-core (4x Cortex-A57, 4x Cortex-A53) processor that supports Ultra HD (4K), 4G LTE and 55Mp photography. The rumour ties in with Qualcomm's own schedule for the 810, which it expects to appear in devices in the first half of 2015.
Earlier today we found out the the G Flex 2's specs when a press release was leaked online. The LG G Flex 2 will come in Platinum Silver or Flamenco Red with the following specification:
• 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 64-bit, octa-core processor
• Android 5.0 Lollipop OS
• 5.5in full-HD (1920x1080, 403ppi) curved P-OLED screen
• 16/32GB storage with microSD card slot
• 2/3GB RAM
• 13Mp rear camera with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus
• 2.1Mp front camera
• 4G/LTE/HSPA+ 21/42Mb/s
• 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
• Bluetooth 4.1 with apt-X
• 3000mAh non-removable battery