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LG ‘open’ to annual G Flex launches

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LG ‘open’ to annual G Flex launches

Following the LG G Flex 2’s unveiling during CES 2015, the Korean manufacturer has hinted that annual curved phone updates could be on the cards.

Although failing to fully commit to yearly G Flex iterations, the LG G3 maker has revealed it is ‘open’ to turning this novel smartphone family into an annual product line.

I don’t know if we will release a new G Flex model ever year but we are really open to this idea,” Dr. Ramchan Woo, LG’s Head of Smartphone Planning said speaking exclusively with TrustedReviews.

He added: “When you have a new line like G Flex, our intention is to keep it going for as long as possible.”

Although revealing that “sales of the original G Flex were higher than we were expecting.” Dr. Woo has suggested the decision to pursue annual G Flex iterations will be based largely on the success of the upcoming model.

While sales performances are key, LG has confirmed the G Flex 2 will remain a niche product with only small numbers of the premium handset to be produced.

“The G Flex 2 will sell in significantly smaller quantities to the successor to the G3,” Ken Hong, LG’s Director of Corporate Communications added.

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Having entered the realms of reality this week, the LG G Flex 2 has turned heads – and not only thanks to its 5.5-inch, 1080p Full HD curved display incorporating design.

The first commercially available handset to come running Qualcomm’s new 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, the G Flex 2’s specs sheet is further enhanced by 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel OIS-enhanced camera and Google’s latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS direct from the box.

The LG G Flex 2 will launch in the UK next month. Pricing is still to be confirmed, although don’t expect the handset to come cheap.

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