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LG launches 'curved' G Flex 2 at Rs 55,000 in India

New Delhi: South Korean technology giant LG on Wednesday launched is curved screen G Flex 2 smartphone at Rs 55,000 in India.

LG G Flex 2 sports a 5.5-inch LCD with 1080p resolution with Gorilla Glass screen. It runs on a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip and Android 5.0 backed by a 2GB of RAM.

LG G Flex 2
LG G Flex 2

The G Flex 2 features a 13-megapixel camera and a 2.1 megapixel front-facing shooter. The smartphone comes in both 16GB and 32GB variant. It gets it power from a 3,000 mAh Li-Polymer battery.

Several big Asian phone companies, including LG, launched new high-end smartphones and other wireless gizmos at recent Mobile World Congress, hoping to challenge US giant Apple in a big year for wireless gadgets.

LG Electronics is also targeting a turnover of Rs 23,500 crore this year in India as part of a strategy to make the country among the South Korean major's top three markets in three years time.

The company's Indian arm LG Electronics India will also invest a minimum Rs 500 crore this year in research and development.

"India is amongst the top five global markets for LG globally but we expect changes in the rankings in the next three years. I want to bring India's ranking as the third largest market for LG," LG Electronics India Managing Director Soon Kwon said.

LG India unveiled four products in its four products categories -- mobiles, home entertainment, air conditioners and home appliances -- in the LG India Tech Show 2015.

Talking about the growing mobile phones business, Kwon said LG will become a more meaningful player in the mobile segment.

"We expect demand to go up in the mid range costing between Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000. We do have very robust plans to cover all price ranges this year. We plan to launch 30 new phone models this year," he added.

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