LG Optimus G2 flagship may get announced at CES 2013
Having in mind that the Optimus G was an absolute beast in the specs department, we're naturally expecting its successor to be an even more powerful device. According to Digitimes, our expectations are perfectly reasonable, as they report that the "South Korea-based LG Electronics plans to showcase the Optimus G2 Android smartphone, with a 5.5-inch screen, and Qualcomm quad-core S4 Prime MSM8974."
We don't know about you, but the thought of a large-screened smartphone with a quad-core S4 Prime processor sure sounds appealing to us! It's only that the Optimus G launched just recently, so we kind of doubt the rumor. Still, LG may simply showcase the device at CES, and then release it many months later, although that kind of approach has never been a good idea.
8. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1078; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
s4 prime? what is the power on that thing and what do the benchmarks read?
9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
LG teases its CES 2013 announcements with video trailer:
2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
5" with minimal bezels in overall dimensions somewhere between Samsung Galaxy S III and LG Nexus 4 I think it is ok, but 5.5" I think it would be too big even with minimal bazels. (At least for me.)
3. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I thought s4 prime was for Televisions? :O
4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4023; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Not anymore, I guess. Good for us :) We all know LG's custom UI needs it... lol
5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Need i add that 1080p resolution seems very probable??
6. lallolu (Posts: 235; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
This is not very probable since the optimus G has not even launched in Europe.
7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
That doesn't mean they can't make it...
10. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
If this is true, what would be the reaction of those who bought lg optimus g?
11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
So what is your suggestions for LG? To stop development for one or two years?
19. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
Why would they release a successor to lg optimus g while its only 2 months since its release. Optimus g isn't available all over the globe either and moreover this would be screwing anyone who bought that.
Whatever be it, sony and lg have got 5 months to grab hold on to more market as much as possible till the arrival of sgs4.
20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"Why would they release a successor to lg optimus g while its only 2 months since its release. Optimus g isn't available all over the globe either..."
With this I agree.
"...moreover this would be screwing anyone who bought that."
If you use your phone just to show off then it may be a problem for you but for normal people it shouldn't be a big problem.
If someone just want to show off, then why buy LG Optimus G, you just can buy an iPhone because it hase Apple logo on the back.
25. KParks23 (Posts: 451; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
The g has been out by the time this is shown at ces or mwc it will be another 4 months minimum till it comes out that's plenty of time and this phone might not even launch on the same carrier as the g bring this thing to Verizon its perfect!
24. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
yes. that is what chrapple did and look how many dumb arshes buy their 2007 garbage!
26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Agree, but LG can't do that because LG don't have such "iconic" brand name.
15. imkyle (Posts: 989; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
The Optimus G is still a beast of a phone. That will surely last anyone till 2014 if you can live w/o the 1080p screen.
12. Seymur (unregistered)
It will be like S3 and Note 2.
16. ckoch125 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Hopefully they don't make it so square. It made e Optimus G feel larger in hand when holding it
18. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
It didn't feel large because its square, it felt large because it is large.
I love the square look, looks much better in a case than a rounded case
17. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)
LG need a new designers for their Phones and softwares. The Optimus G is a great phone in specs, but is the ugliest flagship in the market, with the ugliest UI!
22. Seymur (unregistered)
Who the hell designed their UI.
21. pslee (Posts: 38; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
my sister's husband is a chief engineer of the LG smartphone research team in Korea. He said this phone is releasing in Korea end of this month or early February. he was not sure when it will launch in the US. i shouldve asked him before i got my galaxy note 2 for christmas. if you guys have any inputs, i will gladly forward the message to him.
23. Phaze0085 (Posts: 100; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
So i guess LG through thr idea of a VU 2 out the window huh? But hey! I love any phone with a big screen. Galaxy Note 2, Huawei Ascend Mate, And hopefully the Note 3 with its 6.3" screen. Bring it on.
27. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6499; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
This will be a very interested year. all 1080p HD screens while the iP5 is still small