LG press conference at CES 2015 | CNET

LG press conference at CES 2015

LG will unveil its upcoming slate of TVs, home theater products, appliances, and other gadgets as it kicks off Press Day at CES 2015.

  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:39:54 PM
    This glide tech is pretty sweet.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:40:06 PM
    LG G Flex 2 announced on stage.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:40:24 PM
    The real question re: curved phones; should the contour follow your face/butt (horiz curve, LG) or your leg (vertical, Samsung)?
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:41:13 PM
    So, Lee makes a good point that clamshell phones were curved, but smartphones usually aren't. LG is trying to get back to that old design with this device.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:41:21 PM
    The answer: LG if you put your phone in your back pocket, Samsung if you put it in your front pocket.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:41:55 PM
    Curves are supposed to contour to face and make it easier to hold the phone, Lee said.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:42:07 PM
    It's a 5.5-inch display.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:42:08 PM
    As a front-pocket guy, I can't get with LG's horiz curve, at least in the original version I tried.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:42:19 PM
    Bump up to 1080p from 720p in G Flex.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:42:32 PM
    That's a higher-resolution screen, by the way.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:42:44 PM
    I'm a huge fan of OLED phone screens, BTW. Perfect black levels aren't just awesome for TVs.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:42:57 PM
    Lee repeats that this phone is like artwork.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:43:09 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:43:21 PM
    Phone to be offered in "flamenco red" as well.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:43:45 PM
    New chipset, better camera technology, Lee said.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:43:53 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:44:13 PM
    They added the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 to this phone. This is one of the first phones to announce using this new chip from Qualcomm.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:44:28 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:44:47 PM
    Snapdragon 810 is Qualcomm's newest high-end mobile chip, offering amped up processing power.
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:44:54 PM
    Looks like a high chance of precipitation in that drop-test simulation.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:45:11 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:45:18 PM
    Here's more on Snapdragon 810:

    Qualcomm boosts the brains on its flagship Snapdragon 810 chip - CNET

    CNETThe leading maker of mobile processors showcases the capabilities of its newest top-end chip, set to ship in devices starting early next year.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:45:27 PM
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:45:44 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:45:47 PM
    It's the Wolverine of phones.
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:46:09 PM
    Yep, self-healing back plate and stronger display cover.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:46:25 PM
  • Ben Fox Rubin 1/5/2015 4:46:44 PM
    Plus adamantium claws...OK, not really.
  • Sarah Tew 1/5/2015 4:46:46 PM
  • David Katzmaier 1/5/2015 4:47:03 PM
    No new phone is complete without an improved selfie mode.
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