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LG is gearing up to release the second generation of the curved G Flex at CES Las Vegas in January, sources told Android Authority.

Details about the new device are scarce for now, but according to persons close to the matter, the G Flex 2 will be a “major upgrade” over its predecessor. The device is said to feature a high resolution plastic-based OLED screen (Full HD, most likely) in a smaller form factor. The self-healing coating will make a return on the G Flex 2, in an improved form.

The G Flex was launched in October 2013, as the second device to feature a plastic-based curved display (the first was Samsung’s Galaxy Round, revealed earlier that month.) Unlike the Round, which is curved along its vertical axis, LG’s G Flex features a more dramatic bend from top to bottom.

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But that was not the only special thing about the G Flex – as the name hints, the device can bend significantly and then return to its normal shape without sustaining any damage. The G Flex’s back is protected against minor scratches thanks to a special plastic coating that “self-heals” in time, as long as the damage isn’t too deep.

While we can’t confirm or refute it, one Korean report that came out soon after the G Flex’ launch claimed LG was working on an even more radical design for the G Flex 2. Reportedly, the second-gen G Flex would be able to bend more dramatically, thanks to a special hard rubber chassis. However, we haven’t really heard anything about this since then, so don’t get too excited. LG has certainly made progress in the flexible display and flexible batteries area, but a fully flexible device could still be a ways off.

CES 2015 is starting January 6, 2015. Are you looking forward to a new G Flex?

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
  • Considering the first was selected as my device of the year, I am certainly looking forward to it!

    • Anonymousfella

      You could try the iphone 6 plus, I’ve heard it comes quite close…

  • s2weden2000

    That’s right!

  • The_Prodigy

    Look Apple, this is how a phone is supposed to bend!

  • MasterMuffin

    Finally some news about Flex 2. It’s definitely better than Round or Edge

    • galaxyNote4isBoss

      Stop fooling yourself partner the Galaxy Note Edge is in a league of its own no Gflex or Gflex 2 will top that.

      • MasterMuffin

        You need to learn new phrases, you always say “***** is in a league of its own” :D

        • Anonymousfella

          Galaxy Note is the GOLD standard of technology mmkay?

          • MasterMuffin

            I’d say it’s already legendary!!111

      • zaki

        Read your pseudonyme .. Galaxy note 4 is bos so definitly you are a samsung fanboy .. What are you doing here ???

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  • Ivailo Yanev

    waiting for the actual full specs, this is supposed to be awesome. I would consider swapping my 32GB G3 for this one if it’s worth it!

    • galaxyNote4isBoss

      Battery life on the LG G3 is a sad joke do I’d trade that crap in for sure if I had one.

      • squiddy20

        Says the guy who has repeatedly claimed that you wouldn’t touch it (among many many other devices) “with a 10foot pole”. What a hypocrite

      • Will Ś.

        Hey Rich, why don’t you comment from your other account??

      • Ivailo Yanev

        The G3 is an amazing phone and the battery lasts for 32 hours of regular, non-stop 3G usage. By the time this one comes out, I might consider giving it to my GF as she still rolls with her old HTC One V. No other reason.

  • Chris

    Damn I seriously have been waiting for this since returning the first G Flex. I LOVED that phone. Everything about it was amazing except the screen was absolute shit. Ghosted like crazy. You’d switch images, and the old image would be burned into the screen for 5-15 seconds. But now I’ve ordered the Nexus 6 from T-Mobile :/ Oh well, maybe when this comes out I can sell my N6 and move to this :)


      Cool so now you get actual screen burn in instead!

  • crutchcorn

    Been long enough! I’m starting to itch man