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LG G Flex 2 Preview: Smaller, Still Curved and Packing Heat (Video)

LG G Flex 2 was announced at CES 2015, as the first mainstream phone with a Snapdragon 810 processor inside and right now we’re testing it here at GSMDome.com. The product follows the G Flex, that we liked quite a bit last year, when we tested it.

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The newcomer costs $504 on Sprint in USA, off contract. It downgrades the 6 inch diagonal of the predecessor to a 5.5 inch one, but also upgrades the resolution from HD to Full HD. Inside we find 2 or 3 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of storage, depending on the version you get. This model only gives you 9 GB of storage in the 16 GB version (that we’re testing).

There’s a 13 MP back camera with OIS, 4K video capture and laser autofocus, as well as a front 2.1 MP shooter for selfies. We’ve got LTE connectivity, an infrared emitter and Android 5.0 Lollipop with the Optimus UI on top. This model measures between 7.1 mm and 9.4 mm in thickness, depending on the portion of the curve you’re analyzing. It weighs 152 grams and has a self healing back texture, that protects it from scratches.

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LG has tweaked the Gorilla Glass 3 protection of the POLED screen, making it 20$ more resilient, through something called Dura Guard Glass. We’ll be back with a full review ASAP and in case you’re wondering, this preview serves as the unboxing, since we got a test unit of the handset, without an official case and accessories.