Report: LG to drop its G Flex range to focus on a V10 successor

by: Rob TriggsDecember 14, 2015
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We are fast closing in on the flurry of announcements that accompanies January’s CES, but we haven’t heard anything about any new products from LG or the next handset in its cutting edge G Flex range. According to a report from South Korea, the company may forgo a G Flex 3 announcement as it has other flagship class smartphones to announce next year.

The report suggests that LG has no plans to unveil the G Flex 3 at CES 2016 and could skip the next handset in this line-up altogether. Although the series has previously been used to showcase LG’s industry leading flexible OLED display technology, early Snapdragon 810 overheating rumors led to a mixed reception for the G Flex 2.

Instead, LG may choose to launch a successor to its high-end V10 smartphone in the second half of 2016. This would still leave LG with two main flagship handsets next year and the company’s releases would be better spread out over the course of the year.

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The company is still expected to announce its LG G5 flagship in the usual April window. Very early G5 rumors suggest that the smatphone will arrive with a metal case, an iris recognition sensor and a 20 megapixel rear camera with a custom image sensor designed by Sony.

Would you be disappointed not to see a LG G Flex 3, or would the company be right to focus on a successor to the V10?

  • Javid Nazim Mammadov

    I’m dissapointed.

    • Osakwe tochukwu

      Im not. V10 is a good phone gflex aint as popular or welcomed as v10

      • ASYOUTHIA

        The screen keeps getting bigger but the battery still staying the same… I wouldn’t mind a sealed in battery, if it was 4000 mAh.

  • Osakwe tochukwu

    Good move lg…v10 is a nice phone. Keep it small but steady, unlike samsung that has so many phones that they dont remember some of them existed

    • Jose Lugo

      I was going to say the same, keeping it classy with two DISTINCT flagships. I can’t keep up with so many phones from Samsung.

  • Buster95

    They did the right thing….The Flex 3 must be really flexible or even fordable, a technology that is not yet ready.

  • Gabriel

    The ultimate LG phone would be like: G Flex 1’s curve with all the V10’s specs lol

    • ASYOUTHIA

      The battery life of the OG Flex was ridiculous it went on for days

  • teomor

    Make it smaller

  • Steve Brain

    Meanwhile has no plans to release it to the Australian market, still hasn’t released the V10 here. Thanks a lot LG.

  • ASYOUTHIA

    LG needs to take the G Flex line back to where it started. 3500 mAh. I wanna see 4000 mAh be the new standard for 2016 with LG.

    They couldn’t shake that SD810 chip.

    • JosephHindy

      No one could shake that 810 chip. Not even HTC and that’s after no one could conclusively prove that the damn thing overheated to begin with (it throttled)

      • ASYOUTHIA

        The SD810 should’ve been passed up on the Flex 2

        • JosephHindy

          The 810 should’ve been passed up by everybody lol. The 808 should’ve been the flagship this year.

          • ASYOUTHIA

            I’m hoping for the 820 to be light years ahead of the 810 and for the G5 to have it

  • Dominick White

    They should keep the g flex and just make it available on all networks in the United States. I really wanted a g flex /2. But wasnt going to switch networks just for one. Also I am hoping that lg follows goggle and moto and making one of one that is unlocked on all networks

  • Yes! I’m excited for this. I think I’ll wait for my next upgrade to be the LG V10 successor.

  • Zenpen

    I a’m in shock wake me up…plz am dreaming:-/

  • Kike Garrido

    good choice lg . v10 It is a great phone

  • Kyle Ong

    It’s a pity. G fkrx series is something that LG could differentiate from others. Flex 2 could had sell better if not for the SD810 overheating (though I do not feel it) and LG chg their mind, flex 3 shd hv a better camera, slightly bigger batt, QHD….a previrew of G5

  • retry4

    Sad news, still rocking a G Flex 1 and loving the hardware, but it’s still on KitKat :/
    Besides that, great quality display, amazing battery and very very durable.

  • Al Tim

    LG should keep G Flex series because it makes them look different from other phones. And both LG G Flex 1 and 2 have been high-end phones with a quite long battery life and nice specs altogether. And not for the least I love that curved futuristic look of G Flex series. And I don’t want to stick to a phone e.g. to V10 because it’s more popular! WTF? I don’t want to look like others with those hackneyed goddamn breaks! Let me make a choice of my own!