LG G Flex 2 Release Date Kicks off in the U.S.

Earlier this week we finally received word of when the brand new and unique LG G Flex 2 smartphone would be available in the United States, and today’s the day it can be pre-ordered. After being revealed at CES earlier this year and released in Korea, starting in early March the LG G Flex 2 will be available from Sprint, and today it went up for pre-order.

This curved and flexible smartphone has a lot to offer, and will be available starting March 13th from Sprint in the United States. Then we’re expecting other carriers to follow soon. The original LG G Flex was a surprising smartphone that wowed many, but not without plenty of flaws. The new model has much to offer, while looking similar to the LG G3, which are compared below.

Read: LG G Flex 2 vs LG G3: What Buyers Should Know

We took a few minutes to get our hands on the new LG G Flex to test out just how pretty the curved display was running on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, and we came away rather impressed. If you’re interested in this brand new smartphone we have all the details below, even though it’s not quite available in stores. Not yet at least.

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At CES in early January LG announced the new G Flex 2, but didn’t share when it would be available for those stateside. A few weeks later they confirmed it would be arriving with AT&T, Sprint, and US Cellular, with Sprint kicking things off today. However, today is only pre-ordered, with the release date set for March 13th.

For 2015, the brand new LG G Flex 2 is a nice combination between the original G Flex, and last years flagship LG G3 smartphone. LG took the G3 design, curved it, and added tons of the latest technology to make it one rather impressive phone, one which surely should be on many buyers radar as the release date grows closer for those in the United States.

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This year LG changed the design a bit from the original model that was available to buyers last year. The screen is slightly smaller but has a high resolution 1080p full HD screen, the internals sport some of the best specs of any smartphone to date, and the design is more elegant and normal looking vs the huge curve we saw last year. Here’s the full rundown on the curved phone.

LG G Flex 2 Specs

  • 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p Full HD Curved Display
  • 2.0 GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor with 2GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB of storage and micro-SD support
  • 13 Megapixel OIS+ rear camera with laser auto focus, 2.1 front camera
  • Android 5.0.1 Lollipop with 64-bit support
  • 3,000 mAh built-in battery
  • Size: 149.1 x 75.3 x 7.1-9.4mm
  • Rear facing buttons
  • more

Last year the LG G Flex has the first P-OLED screen, which is a plastic screen vs the hardened and strengthened glass we’ve grown used to seeing on all flagship devices.

This year the entire device is made out of a scratch-resistant plastic, and that includes the Plastic (P-OLED) display covering the 5.5-inch HD display. It can handle wear and tear, and of course curve a bit and “flex” (given the name) due to the plastic design and plastic screen. It’s a neat phone, one which fell short in a few areas last year, but looks to be a worthy device to consider over the Galaxy S6 or HTC One M9 here in early 2015.

The new LG G Flex 2 has a smaller 3,000 mAh battery, but also a slightly smaller display with an improved and more efficient processor, and while we’re not sure how well it performs quite yet, we enjoyed out hands-on time with it at CES. In a few weeks it will be available on Sprint, and eventually AT&T and US Cellular. Stay tuned for more details.

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