It may not be the most surprising choice, but LG has officially decided to call its next flagship phone the G2. What’s more, the company says that it will reserve the “G” brand only for its premium flagship smartphones in the future, while adding that LG’s line of devices with displays that have 4:3 aspect ratios will be called “Vu:” going forward. Rumored specs for the G2 include a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel rear camera, and the handset is expected to debut on August 7th. LG’s full press release follows below. More →
LG thinks it has a winner on its hands with the upcoming G2 smartphone. The handset is shaping up to be one of the most impressive devices of the year, at least on paper. The latest rumors suggest the G2 will be equipped with a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel rear camera. LG sold more than 10 million smartphones worldwide last quarter, and company executives believe the G2 will give sales an extra boost in the second half of the year. More →
All eyes are on Nokia this week as it prepares to launch yet another monster camera phone in an effort to spur sales, but another smartphone market contender is prepping a new flagship phone as well. Set to debut next month at a press conference on August 7th, LG’s new flagship “G2” smartphone has leaked once again, this time in new photos and on video. The photos, published by Engadget, show a device that looks much like the Nexus 4 from the front, but it sports cutting-edge specs and a much larger display. According to the report, the G2 features a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a quad-core 2.3GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. YouTube user “4Leaks” subsequently posted a video of the G2 in action, and it follows below along with several additional leaked photos. More →
New photos of LG’s next-generation Optimus G2 smartphone were published this week, following up photos that had leaked early last month. The images come from anonymous Twitter user @evleaks, who is known for publishing accurate information and authentic photos of unannounced smartphones. The photos appear to be stills from a promotional video showcasing the Optimus G2, or simply “G2” as it is called in the images, and the tagline “learning from you” suggests that the handset may feature some kind of adaptive functionality. The volume buttons also appear to be situated on the back of the phone instead of a side edge. LG’s Optimus G2 is expected to be unveiled during a press conference in August, and the leaked photos follow below. More →
Apple’s iPhone 5 became the best-selling smartphone in the world shortly after its launch last fall, and hype surrounding the upcoming iPhone 5S is starting to build. Rivals are preparing new flagship smartphones of their own to combat the new iPhone, however, which is expected to launch late in the third quarter. According to unnamed industry sources speaking with Digitimes, we can expect new flagship Android phones to launch around the same time as the iPhone 5S from several of Apple’s top competitors, including Samsung, LG and HTC. More →
Tired of seeing Samsung and HTC hog the limelight for Android handsets this spring, LG is planning to launch a new smartphone of its own on May 30th. Per Techradar, LG has sent out press invitations for a May 30th event in Macau for the unveiling of an unnamed smartphone that in all likelihood will be the sequel to the Optimus G. The tagline on the invitation is “ImaGination Begins,” with an emphasis on the “G,” so it’s almost a sure thing that the device will be some new variation of its Optimus G series that includes both the original Optimus G and the new Optimus G Pro. We got our first glimpse of what could be the Optimus G2 in leaked pictures last week, although we still have no idea what kinds of specifications the phone will have.
Photos of an unannounced LG smartphone have been published online and while the device is not likely to be the next-generation Google Nexus phone, it may very well give us a good idea of what to expect when the Nexus 5 debuts later this year. Evleaks, who recently published images of what is believed to be Google’s upcoming X Phone, posted photos of an unknown LG handset on his Facebook and Twitter accounts this past weekend. The presence of LG branding on the face of the phone suggests the device is not the upcoming Nexus 5, and speculation suggests it could be the sequel to LG’s flagship Optimus G smartphone. More →
LG’s (066570) first attempt at a large screen Galaxy Note competitor never really took off, however the company is said to be ready to try again. According to a report from GSMArena, LG is looking to make a splash at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in January with a number of high-resolution displays. More →