When the LG G Flex was released in 2013, opinion regarding the phone’s future was divided. Some experts saw huge potential in the handset’s unusually shaped curved display, while others predicted that the device will suffer an epic fail. One thing is certain, the G Flex was one of a kind phone and it appears that a successor is on its way. It appears, however that the new LG G Flex 2 will arrive with a smaller screen than its predecessor.
LG G Flex 2 to be more compact…
The news comes from an executive at LG India who also claimed that the Flex 2 will have “better than full HD” display. The first generation Flex features a 6-inch screen with 720p resolution which works out to a pixel density of 245ppi – not too impressive considering that high-end phones are capable of reaching 500ppi and more. The anonymous executive didn’t elaborate on what “better than full HD” means, but it seems somewhat unlikely that LG would go for a QHD display.
One possible explanation is that the executive didn’t mean the pixel count but rather users’ experience. If the resolution stays the same, or possibly goes up to 1080p, but the display is significantly smaller, pixel density would increase enough to give the impression of being “better than full HD”. On the other hand, we have seen our share of manufacturers making surprising decisions, so QHD screen for the Flex 2 is not totally out of the question.
The most obvious benefit of shrinking a phone’s display while keeping the same resolution or even increasing it, is that the image becomes sharper and sharper image equals better user experience. Moreover, despite the fact that the trend to make phones bigger is very strong, there is a large group of users who prefer more compact devices simply because they are easier to handle.
The LG G Flex 2 is expected to arrive later this year first in Korea. In the following weeks (or probably months) the phone will roll out in other markets, including the US and India. There is still no word on exact launch date, but we will keep our eyes open and will let you know as soon as we find out anything new.