LG G Flex 2 rumored for Q1 2015 release, could be among the first Android Silver smartphones

May 19, 2014

A tweet from Evleaks suggests that the LG G Flex 2 could be arriving midway through the first quarter of 2015. The source hints that the handset will come with an even more unique self-healing plastic case.

Whilst that’s a bit of a long wait to really get excited about, the timing lines up quite nicely with the expected February 2015 launch of the Android Silver program, which could turn out to be a big deal. Allow me to elaborate.

Evleaks has also stated that a LG handset will be one of the first Android Silver devices, which is also expected to be a successor to the seemingly doomed Nexus 6 initiative. Remember, the LG G Flex has a 6 inch display, so its successor would conveniently fit the bill here too. The rumored device will also feature a new Qualcomm MSM8994 SoC. That’s the octo-core big.LITTLE Snapdragon 810 chip, which is also expected to appear early next year.

It seems unlikely that LG would launch two flagship devices in quick succession, so these two leaks are likely to be discussing the same handset.

The original LG G Flex may not have stolen a large share of the 6 inch smartphone market, but it already has its charms. Hopefully its successor will also address arguably the biggest complaint that anyone had with the handset, its 720p display resolution. We already know that LG is working on improving the resolution of its flexible displays this year.

Putting all the bits and pieces together, the LG G Flex 2 looks set to build on the already decent G Flex. The rumored release date suggests that it could also be one of the first devices in the Silver program, and it might be one of the first smartphones to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC.

We will have to wait and see if these rumors come to fruition. The LG G Flex 2 is a handset worth keeping tabs on.

Comments

  • Shark Bait

    sell me it for ÂŁ300, then ill be happy!!

    • Roberto Tomás

      with a 3 year contract maybe :P

      • MasterMuffin

        Well it’s 505 American dollars!

        • Roberto Tomás

          is it? last year it was $1100 US.

      • Shark Bait

        I hoping for nexus pricing on the silver program, thats what i meant. Screw a contract!

  • Shubham Singh

    demise of nexus is very unfortunate there is no way that manufacturers will keep the price down.

  • Luka Mlinar

    6 inches? Come on, at this point i’m not sure even Shaquille O’neal has pockets big enough for this device. As soon as people stop buying bricks, the rest of us can get the 4.7″ snapdragon 800+ phones that we desperately want.

    • MasterMuffin

      The original G Flex was 6.0″ too :)

      • Luka Mlinar

        Everything now is closer to 6 inches than 4.7″. That’s the problem. It’s like they are unable to go back for some reason. Anything new must automatically be the same size or bigger.

        • MasterMuffin

          There’s always iPhone!

          D:

          • Luka Mlinar

            That’s not funny -.-‘

          • MasterMuffin

            It’s scary :D

  • Chris

    Ah crap man…the G Flex is so nice but I’m waiting. Where the heck are the Note 4 rumors? That’s what I need to hear!!!!!!

  • Sofia Caden

    Its for Free mobile http://bit.ly/1kgTrnl

  • Dave Weinstein

    720p is a non-starter.

  • jaybee85

    I have the LG Gflex. This phone is awesome, powerful with a battery that lasts almost two days, Unlike other phones it has very little bloatware and gimmicks so it is snappy without any lag at all. With a POLED screen my finger glides on it effortlessly, it’s like butter. I can’t wait for it’s successor! I’m with Sprint too!

  • Kelly

    Paid $99 for my G Flex on contract. I’m pretty happy with it so far for the price. IMHO $249-$299 on contract is too much for what you get.

  • 26

    G Flex 2 = nexus 6 = android silver

    Perfect!