With the iPhone 6 launched, and IFA behind us, there’s not a lot in the way of high-profile smartphone events coming up for the next several months. CES looms ahead in January, and while there are a few devices between now and then we’re looking forward to, this can still feel like a bit of a slow period. A year ago, though, fall became ground zero for the arrival of the curved smartphone, with both Samsung and LG announcing such plans. But where have curved screens taken us in the days since the Galaxy Round and G Flex? We’ve seen curved smartwatches, like the new Gear S, as well as displays with curved components, like on the Galaxy Note Edge, but not another phone quite like either of those first two. That may soon change, as rumors breathe new life into the idea of an LG G Flex 2.
This is hardly the first time we’ve wondered about a second-gen G Flex, but it’s been months since we’ve heard anything new. This new report out of India claims that the G Flex 2 will launch before the end of the year, and that it will be more compact than the first model.
There’s not a ton of side-bezel space to work with on the original G Flex, so a more compact model sounds to us like it would likely be one with a smaller screen than that six-incher. At the same time, though, this source talks about a resolution bump, and while not explicitly saying “quad HD,” the assertion that the G Flex 2′s display will be “better than full HD” gives us little else to expect.
That’s well and good, but we’re less concerned with size and resolution for the G Flex 2′s screen, and more about LG fixing some of the quality issues we had with the first model’s display. We’re also curious what became of that supposedly super-unique feature the G Flex 2 would deliver, one more notable than the original’s self-healing plastic. At least, there’s not a peep along those lines here.