Most phone companies seeming to follow the mantra that bigger is better these days, most notably Apple with its announcement this week that it is releasing two new iPhones, both of which are larger than anything it has launched before. However, one manufacturer is looking to buck this trend, instead taking its models in the opposite direction.
According to an insider at LG India, the company is looking to release a new device – the LG G Flex 2 – which comes with a smaller screen than that seen on the model that came before it.
It's perhaps not as much of a surprise as it initially sounds, though. The original Lg G Flex was six inches in size, so bringing this down should allow for a much more accessible device. What's more, the insider suggested that it will also mean the company can bring to the fore a phone with a much improved resolution.
LG G Flex's 6-inch screen had a resolution of 720 x 1280, leading to a pixel density of just 245ppi, but moving to a smaller screen and updating the resolution should mean a far higher pixel density, which means that the user will have access to far sharper and clearer images than previously.
While the official did not give away any details about what we can expect to see in terms of the resolution, it is most likely to fall somewhere between that seen on the current version of the phone, and the quad-HD offering from LG on the G3 flagship model.
The best phone LG has to offer is the first quad-HD screen in the world of smartphones, and offers a resolution of 1440 x 2560. Bloggers are predicting that the LG G Flex 2 would fall at around the 1080 x 920 mark.