LG has revealed the successor of its curved smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show – The LG G Flex 2
This phone is smaller than its predecessor and its display can now handle high-definition images.
Most notably is the “self-healing” coating at the back which has been improved to repair any scratches it suffers faster.
The phone has however resulted in a divided view by gadget experts with some praising its performance and others unimpressed.
LG has not said when the phone will go on sale nor said how much it will cost.
The LG G Flex 2 has an OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display 5.5in (14cm) in size – a half-inch smaller than the original – and the curve of the whole device is less pronounced than the first version.
LG said the self-healing coating covering the back of the phone will now seal scratches in 10 seconds or so. Earlier versions took minutes to do the same.
LG also revealed that the OLED screen helps make the phone very resistant to damage from being inadvertently sat or stepped on.
The phone also boasts of 13.1 megapixel camera on the handset’s rear and a 2.1 megapixel camera facing forwards. These were complimented with the latest Qualcomm 810 processor and LG’s version of Google’s Android operating system.
OUR VERDICT: It will definitely make this year’s top high-end Android phone