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Smile, curves ahead!

By Shruti Puri
Last updated on: May 05, 2015 17:25 IST
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A sneak peek into the LG G Flex 2; Watch out, Samsung and Apple, says Shruti Puri

LG G Flex 2, the curved smartphone released recently for Rs 54,990, is an upgrade to the previously released and smash hit, LG G Flex. Curved TVs are nothing new to the digital world but LG is the first company that has achieved technological and commercial success in bringing curved viewing experience to the smartphone world. With that said, let's see what the new smartphone holds beyond the curves: 

4K Ultra High Definition Camera in a Mobile?

LG G Flex 2

Photograph: Courtesy, lg.com

LG G Flex 2 sports a premium quality rear camera with a 13MP sensor complemented by Laser Autofocus system and optical image stabilisation. The new autofocus system, as the name suggests, allows the camera to focus quickly while the lens floats and stabilises the given frame for precise focus. This results in perfect light situations. You don’t need to adjust or configure the camera all time but simply use it like a point-and-shoot digital camera.

For capturing videos, the rear camera works as a 4K Ultra high definition handy cam. It can record 4K, full HD and HD videos all at 30fps along with FHD videos at 120fps as well. At the front side, there is a 2.1MP High Definition camera, capable of recording up to Full HD resolution videos. The count-down timer is activated by gestures. On the basis of hand’s position, the camera shoots and puts the image in playback mode instantly. This gesture shot and view mode turns on 3 seconds timer for the front camera after receiving a simple gesture. To review images, tilt the camera and view.

A flex of 3,000mAh

LG G Flex 2

Powerhouse of LG G Flex 2 smartphone is a 3,000mAh capacity battery that is loaded with fast charge technology. A high voltage of 15W travels through the charger and charges the phone quickly. Step-charging technology and dual chargers for speedy charging allows the phone to be charged by up to 50 per cent in just 40 minutes! This non-removable and embedded, high-loading battery too holds a curved and slim design. With capacity as large as this and added functionality of rapid charging, you will feel free to text, talk, make videos, catch photos et al.

Curved masterpiece

LG G Flex 2

LG G Flex 2 features an immersive and a brilliant screen. Its 5.5-inch wide curved full HD P-OLED screen delivers vibrancy with excellent clarity. The resolution sported here is 1920 x 1080 pixels and pixel density to the display is 403ppi. The display modes are natural, vivid and standard.

The curved viewing experience imitated here is same as that of high-end TVs and movie theatres with curved screens.

A unique feature called Glance View brings all the important information stacked at one place like weather, date, time and specifications, by just swiping from screen's top.

Simply fluid

LG G Flex 2

Clocking at 2 GHz speed, the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processing engine with eight cores makes up a seamless atmosphere for multitasking. Videos, pictures, web surfing and graphics can be viewed with uninterrupted flow.

Packed with the latest modem technology, 4K playback and recording, the processor is fun to deal with. Pleasure of smooth rendering of visual content, running multiple applications at the same time and playing any game with optimum battery usage are what the smartphone is skilled to provide a user with.

It is one of the first phones to advance on mobile productivity and entertainment. The operating system to the smart gadget is the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Internal memory is 32GB and external memory can be expanded via microSDHC card by up to 2TB.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, GPS, USB port, etc. The dimensions of LG G Flex 2 measure 5.87-inch x 2.96-inch x 0.37-inch and it weighs only 152 grams.

Adorn-ments!

LG G Flex 2

LG G Flex2 Folio Case is meant for protecting the smartphone. With this case you can have smooth and easy access to date, time, camera functions, weather, notifications, email, fitness information and lot more.

Another accessory is LG Tone Infinum wireless stereo headset that helps you remain connected to your phone whether you are hanging out with friends, working out, working at office or you are on a commute. Third accessory is LG G Watch R, which is a circular design smart watch that will let you stay all time linked with your smartphone and stay updated with priority notifications of any kind.

With its hand in every digital pie, there is no doubt the company is pitching itself for a devices war with the established giants. And with the announcement of G Watch Urbane and G4 smartphone and the launch of G Flex 2 curved smart mobile, LG has surely put Samsung and Apple on notice.

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