LG to Ditch G Flex Smartphone Lineup?


LG may be too busy making some other awesome smartphones that it may no longer be seeing the need to sustain its G Flex smartphone lineup. The lineup which has seen two devices released that feature curved displays, has been at the apex of LG’s innovative instincts and was not necessarily targeted at the average user. Even then, it managed to wow critics and fans alike as it brought a rethink to the smartphone form factor. However, it seems that, like Samsung did with its Galaxy Round, LG may be having second thoughts about the device line.

The company is said to be prioritizing its new V series of smartphones that includes the recently launched LG V10 and the flagship G series. LG is said to be keen on releasing the successor to the V10 in the second half of 2016 and the G4’s successor, the G5, earlier on in the first quarter of the new year. That leaves little room for another product.

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is only a few weeks away and since it is the traditional showcase venue of the G Flex, these assertions will be validated only if it fails to show up in Las Vegas.

According to recent reports, the LG G5 is expected to feature an iris scanner and a new and improved 20-megapixel camera sensor. LG is also expected to abandon its plastic design for a more premium all-metal device.