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LG gives its next-gen hero phone an official name: G2

July 18th, 2013 at 10:05 AM
LG Optimus G2 Announced

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.


G Branding for All Future LG’s Premium Phones

SEOUL, July 19, 2013 – The next flagship device from LG Electronics (LG) will be officially known as G2 and will be the first smartphone from LG to be launched as part of the company’s new “G” premium brand. Future smartphones in the same series will carry only the G name while the branding of mobile devices that have already been introduced will continue unchanged.

“Our vision is to make LG’s newest G devices synonymous with excellence, raising the bar even further for the ultimate in user experience,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The new G2 will build upon the excellent reputation established by previous G Series products.”

Furthermore, LG’s premium 4:3 display smartphones will be rebranded as simply “Vu:” going forward. All of LG’s smartphones feature next generation core technologies and familiar UX with each series highlighting a different facet of the company’s product expertise.

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