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.
LG G Flex 2 coming mid-Q1 2015, possibly with a feature even more unique than self-healing plastic. [discussion: http://t.co/dMTT3g393q]— @evleaks (@evleaks) May 17, 2014
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.
LG handset, running a Qualcomm MSM8994, to be among first Silver devices. Successor to the Nexus 6 initiative, expected on Sprint in the US. — @evleaks (@evleaks) May 17, 2014
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.