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LG G2 rumored to launch in Korea on August 20th; LG Nexus 5 is coming?

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LG G2 rumored to launch in Korea on August 20th; LG Nexus 5 is coming?
A published report on Wednesday out of Korea passed along some important information on the LG G2, including a launch date for the device. The report also claims to have information about an LG Nexus 5. But first things first, let's discuss the launch date for the LG G2. While earlier reports had the phone coming to market in Korea before the August 7th event that is supposed to unveil the device, Wednesday's report confirms the August 7th introduction of the model which will be followed by an August 20th launch in Korea. Yes, this makes a lot more sense than believing that it would launch in Korea first and then be followed by an unveiling.

The LG G2 will be equipped with a 5.2 inch 1080 x 1920 display and will use the Zero Gap technology for a zero bezel. A quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor is under the hood. While 2GB of RAM is currently listed for the LG G2, the Korean manufacturer is said to be still considering swapping to 3GB. A 13MP ISO camera is on back and the word is that images are greatly improved. The removable 2700mAh battery keeps the lights on. A dual speaker will provide stereo sound and Android 4.2.2. is installed out of the box. There will be no front or side buttons and we have seen pictures of the volume rocker just above the camera on the back of the unit. The LG G2 will support the next generation of LTE called LTE-A which means the phone will run at speeds as high as 150Mbps.

We already pointed out the similarities in specs between the rumored LG Megalodon from back in March, and the LG G2. The rumor at the time was that the LG Megalodon would be the Nexus 5. Well, the same report out of Korea on Wednesday said that there will be an LG Nexus 5 launched in October based on the LG G2. The kicker here is that it will run Android 5.0, or Key Lime Pie. Back in March, the LG Megalodon was said to have a 5.2 inch screen, be powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, include 3GB of RAM and offer a 2.1 front-facing camera. That is pretty close to the expected specs for the LG G2, which is what the LG Nexus 5 will be based on according to the speculation. It is amazing how all of these rumors seem to tie together.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Ruliweb (translated)

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posted on 10 Jul 2013, 07:00 9

1. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


these two devices will be turning point of LG
gud luk LG :)

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 07:08 2

2. papss (unregistered)


I'm a big fan of LG to be honest, I even prefer their UI to touchwiz and sense. What I do dislike is their screens having visible lines on the screen when they are off. These two phones sound beastly though.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 07:15 1

4. tiara6918 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


We're opposite, I like sense and touchwiz more than LG's Ui. As for the screen, it's one of the best I've seen so far and those lines don't really bother me

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 09:31 4

13. jove39 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


LG's ui and sense are totally lag free...whereas touchwiz is crippled with lag!!!

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 14:26 1

17. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Yep I don't like the look of LG's UI, but I have to admit that it's a hell of a lot better than TouchWiz when it comes to lag!

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 07:13

3. tiara6918 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Zero bezel? What will happen when you drop it on its corners?

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 07:19 3

5. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5258; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Maybe the G2 will have the Gorilla Glass 3.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 07:26 1

7. tiara6918 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


GG3 is tougher than the earlier generations but I don't think it's gonna be completely shatter proof. I think bezels are still necessary for a phone

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 08:15

10. tech2 (Posts: 1919; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


GG3 is not stronger than GG2 its more scratch resistant about 40% I think. And also they are negligibly thinner

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 08:35 1

11. roldefol (Posts: 2859; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Isn't Gorilla Glass intended primarily for scratch resistance, not shatter resistance? Any glass screen will shatter if you drop it just right (or wrong).

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 09:55

14. pellegrini (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


Sure, it's necessary. But I think they are talking about the bezel of the display not the bezel of the phone. Take the motorola razr m for example. It has a phone bezel but no display bezel (at least on the sides).

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 07:29 3

8. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3880; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


LG also has Flexible displays that are unbreakable. Maybe the bezel less phone will have those in them.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 13:10

16. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


The ZeroGap technology fuses all the layers together, which is why during that Android website's drop tests, only LG's phone tended to be unresponsive to touches after bad cracking. The technology shaves off a mm or two as well as removing any gaps, making the screen look as if your finger is directly on the image.

I'm not sure if a flexible screen will provide any significant benefits if it's fused together. It's repairability is also questionable. Can it be un-fused if the glass cracks? We'll see.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 07:22 1

6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6263; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Love too see the NEXUS 5. With 5.0. Think I'll wait till OCT

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 09:27

12. Captain_TItties (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)


I am so pumped for the Nexus 5. Can't wait!

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 07:29 3

9. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5258; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Glad to see LG is back on the competition. And god, the leaked picture of the G2 looks freakin' gorgeous! I'm looking forward to it!

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Feast-your-eyes-on-some-more-leaked-pictures-and-a-video-of-the-LG-G2_id45100

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 11:40 3

15. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


The nexus 4 already has a perfect screen, lagless performance, and a good enough camera for a phone, all in a sexy glass body. Nexus 5 better really bring it.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 16:40

18. galanoth (Posts: 307; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


The Nexus 4 screen is anything but perfect.
Had to use a custom kernel just to get good colors on my Nexus 4.
Went from an iPhone 4 to Nexus 4 and out of the box, the iPhone had a better screen.

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 19:46

19. papss (unregistered)


I feel the same.. I think my l920 wipes the floor with my N4 when it comes to the screen. I even hate the way the n4 screen powers down.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 03:32 1

20. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2530; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Good Luck (GL) LG!

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