LG G Flex 2 Stops by the FCC on Its Way to US Cellular

The LG G Flex 2 under model number LG-US995 stopped by the FCC this week on its way to US Cellular. Announced last week at CES (our hands-on), the G Flex 2 stole the show on a phone front, thanks in part to its upgraded internals, but also thanks to the lack of meaningful phones from other manufacturers. US Cellular confirmed shortly after the phone was unveiled that it would carry it in the Spring, which seems odd now that we have seen it at the FCC.  (more…)

LG G Flex 2 to Carry Reasonable Price?

The original LG G Flex was an attempt by LG to showcase its Plastic-OLED technology in a curved form factor. The device was huge with a low-res display, but it also carried a huge price tag ($299 on contract) that deterred many from considering it. In fact, we hammered on the price as a major downside in our review. With the newly announced G Flex 2 (our first look and hands-on), LG may have not only fixed the low-res display problem by switching to 1080p, but they may be introducing the phone at a much more reasonable price this time around.  (more…)

LG Makes the G Flex 2 Official

LG finally made the G Flex 2 this morning, hours after the official press release, images of the devices, and specs had already leaked. In other words, there isn’t much of a mystery here.

It does indeed sport a 5.5-inch curved FHD P-OLED display, Snapdragon 810 processor (64-bit), 2GB RAM, 13MP camera with Laser Auto Focus and OIS+, self-healing back, and Android 5.0 “Lollipop.”  (more…)

CES 2015 Starts Sunday: A Quick Preview

CES 2015 starts on Sunday. Seems a little crazy that it’s back already, I know, but that’s what we get during the second week of every new year – a trip to Las Vegas. As you can imagine, we are headed into the desert once again to see what major electronics manufacturers have in store, even if there is very little focus on mobile or Android these days. The show is still a big enough deal that we need to at least show up to find out.

Keep in mind that the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) isn’t what it was four or five years ago. There was a time that it was a really big deal for mobile enthusiasts. It once was a show where new flagship phones were announced from all of the big players, but those show up less and less anymore. Now, we typically get one from Sony, maybe another from LG, and that’s about it. There are wearables and tablets galore, most of which are terrible products from companies you have never heard of that you would never buy, but they have their moment in the news cycle.

Media outlets put up big stages, try to tell you that this week is going to be “Huge!” and that you must tune into their ridiculously over-the-top coverage because it will be the best CES yet, but they are lying. CES is mostly boring these days. Well, unless you like TVs and the technology that goes into cars. Yes, TVs and automobiles now dominate CES.  (more…)