LG Reveals Curved G Flex 2 Smartphone, Now Faster And More Durable Than Before [VIDEO]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Jan 05, 2015 03:47 PM EST

LG has unveiled the G Flex 2 at CES 2015, a new iteration of its first curved smartphone.

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As IGN reported, the device seeks to improve both the form factor and performance of the original. It comes at a slightly smaller size, but offers the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series processor and a 64-bit, octo-core chip.

The first version of the phone came in at 6-inches, a large size in general and difficult to handle for a curved display. The new device is a more usable 5.5-inches, with the OLED display now 1080p instead of 720p. The more compact design (and general improvements) also add up to a more durable and flexible unit, with strength increased up to 20 percent. On the software side, the G Flex 2 will run Android Lollipop.

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Curved TV displays (along with 4K screens, and combinations of the two) have been in vogue of late, and CES has already been the location of many similar reveals and announcements this year. HP unveiled a new virtual display, and many other reveals are no doubt on the way--check back for more CES 2015 news.

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