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Were you one of those poor souls who bent your new iPhone? LG wants you to forget about all that. With its new curved smartphone, the G Flex 2, you can sit on it, drop it, bend it — heck even step on it — and it probably won’t break.

The reviews are coming in from CES, and most of the gadget geeks are pleased with LG’s second-gen attempt. The new incarnation features a whole host of improvements. The G Flex 2’s smaller screen at 5.5 inches is being hailed as an improvement over its predecessor’s 6-inch screen, which was considered too big, and it has a higher res of 1080 pixels. It’s also faster, running the Snapdragon 810 processor, promising a speed of up to 2GHz. The camera has improved, too, with a 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter that will work well with 2015’s big trend — the selfie stick. The 13-megapixel shooter on the back can also record full HD video.

LG G flex 2
LG announces the G flex 2 at CES 2015

 

LG is offering the phone with 2 or 3GB of Ram, and 16GB or 32GB of storage. And it’s practically indestructible as smartphones go. It’s made with plastic and “dura-glass,” which LG says is 20 percent stronger than regular ol’ Gorilla Glass 3. It also has a “self-healing” feature to wipe out small scratches. The company hasn’t priced the phone yet, but told reporters that it will be on the higher end, according to the Verge.

Sites like PC World and CNET are hailing it as a huge improvement and a downright piece of attractive hardware. Perhaps you’ll never have to worry about snapping your smartphone in half ever again.

Watch the Verge’s video review here:

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