British mobile phone retailer, The Carphone Warehouse, has today launched LG’s second-generation curved, self-healing smartphone, the G Flex 2, in the UK. The handset is available to purchase on a 2-year contract through Vodafone for £34.50 per month, or for £529 outright on a pre-paid plan.
As promised, Sprint has officially launched the LG G Flex 2. The G Flex 2 should be more popular based on size alone as the original G Flex was just too big. However, early reports of overheating issues could hamper it.
If you want to take a chance at this cutting edge phone, you can grab it at Sprint starting today for $504 outright or 24 easy monthly payments of $21. You can also buy it on contract for $199 after a $50 mail-in-rebate. You have your choice of Volcano Red (exclusive to Sprint) or Platinum Silver.
The LG G4 is all geared up for a May-June announcement as the rumor mill starts picking up pace. A new leak has now uncovered what seems to be a protective casing meant for the smartphone. This is an accessory of the LG G4 and not exactly a part of the device itself.
Recently, we caught a look at what is allegedly a non-final press render of the upcoming LG G4. Only the rear of the device was exposed and showed that LG would keep its setup that debuted on the G2 and reappeared on last year’s G3. The new images, still considered non-final press renders, offers looks at the front and side of the G4. Quite noticeable is the slight curve that the device has. Perhaps LG wants to start implementing the G Flex series’ innovative technologies with its flagship as a key selling point.
Hit the break for an image of the side.
Now that Samsung and HTC have announced their latest flagships at MWC 2015, it’s getting closer to LG’s upcoming launch of the LG G4, and that means yet another monster handset to contend with when considering which smartphone to buy. Here we have our first glimpse of the new LG G4 handset. As you can see from this image tweeted by @onleaks, the LG G4 appears to be building on the G3’s design although it should be noted that this is an early ‘non-final‘ press render. This means the design could change drastically between now and the official announcement.
Although a lot of the buzz surrounding Android smartphones in the days since MWC 2015 has involved the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and to a lesser extent the HTC One M9, LG hopes to make a dent in that in the next few weeks. According to an LG official, the company was present at MWC 2015 and met with carriers and other resellers to discuss their new device. Making a positive impression will be important as the company has set a goal of 10 million units to sell during 2015.
ComScore has reported their numbers for the US smartphone market share for November 2014 through January 2015. The numbers are almost identical to how things looked three months ago, with Apple claiming the top spot, Samsung close at #2, and LG, Motorola, and HTC pulling up the next three places.
Following up on the success of last year’s LG G3 smartphone, LG is working on a “radically different” LG G4 for release sometime in 2015. The device may debut as soon as April and new test results suggest LG is on track with development of the device. One of the benefits the company may have when they release the LG G4 is that Android 5.1 will have been available just long enough for it to ship on the G4 out of the box.
Although much of the attention at MWC 2015 is on the devices being announced at the event or sneak peaks of technology planned for later in the year, the hosts, GSMA, take some time to recognize outstanding products from the prior year with their Global Mobile Awards. For 2015, Android devices proved to be formidable participants in the market. Perhaps most notable is the recognition of the LG G3 as Best Smartphone along with Apple’s iPhone 6. It was not long ago that LG barely even registered in the smartphone market, but the company started to make a big push first with the LG G2 and then last year’s successor the LG G3. Their willingness to break with some tradition, like placement of buttons, and trying to produce an attractive, quality product have paid off with the award.