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LG makes it official, Optimus is out; LG G2 is coming next

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LG makes it official, Optimus is out; LG G2 is coming next
In the middle of last month, we passed along the word that LG was going to remove the Optimus name from its high end models and use it for its low to mid-range devices. That has been made official as word from Seoul reached around the world. Starting with the LG G2, future models in the series will use the letter 'G' to denote that it is a high-end LG model.

LG has already announced, in tandem with Qualcomm, the the latter's Snapdragon 800 will be powering the Korean manufacturer's 'G' series of smartphones. So that means that Qualcomm's top of the line silicon will be under the hood of the LG G2. Additionally, the device will support LTE-A which means a theoretical speed as high as 150Mbps.

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

LG also announced that the LG Optimus Vu line, known for its 4:3 aspect ratio, will be simply called Vu. In the U.S., you would know the device as the LG Intuition, which actually got to play a starring role on Celebrity Apprentice this year.

LG's next top shelf model will be the LG G2 as expected

LG's next top shelf model will be the LG G2 as expected


source: LG

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posted on 17 Jul 2013, 23:15 3

1. AnTuTu (Posts: 633; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


I would still pick S4 on that.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 23:19 1

2. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 199; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


Isn't G2 in the Gatorade lineup as well?

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 23:33

3. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


Ugly ugly
Gs4 is lot better and upcoming note 3 will be more perfect

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 23:41 1

4. -box- (Posts: 3709; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


G2 was a T-Mobile Android phone aka HTC Desire Z. My first android, actually.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 02:45

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2098; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Mine too.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 03:01

16. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 154; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


This G2 shall be my very first smartphone :)

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 23:43

5. GrmanR (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


elyiyitu

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 00:34 4

6. wendygarett (unregistered)


Sorry LG
S4 > G2
in term of spec, durability, price and everything...

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 01:18 9

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Doesn't this thing have the snapdrogn 800, THREE gb ram, and a 3200 mAh battery? Hmmmmm

Samsung is garbage to me anyway so I would choose this no doubt over the s4 and the note 3

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 01:35 5

8. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


Only you will chose
Other millions are smart enough to chose samsung :D

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 02:55 1

13. AnTuTu (Posts: 633; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Billions probably :p

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 02:56 9

15. DONUT (Posts: 271; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


LG > Samsung

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 12:18

28. Jillxz (Posts: 146; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Pick Samsung ? No Way.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 08:01 2

26. HouTexan (Posts: 300; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Yeah, we know you hate for no reason. LG's latest phones look exactly like galaxies

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 01:43

9. joey_sfb (Posts: 2554; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


one of ex-LG still stuck at ginger bread despite being promise an upgrade to ics repeatedly by their management.

After 18 months later they finally admit there no upgrade for the phone all along. Such flip flop in their upgrade announcement give me pause on all LG phone purchase.

Samsung impress me by an over delivering an upgrading of s2 2010 phone to jelly bean. For me I can pay more for a well supported phone.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 02:46 2

12. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2098; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The S2 came out in 2011, but your point still stands.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 02:56 3

14. DONUT (Posts: 271; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


my Note got JB and the update was buggy as hell. whats the point of updates when the updates are not even stable

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 04:26

19. joey_sfb (Posts: 2554; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


that's a valid point too! for me it's a bit wacky too still I did a hardware reset losing data that are not kept in the MicroSD or cloud.

Android update still need device hardware reset to be stable, a pain point.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 07:37

21. DONUT (Posts: 271; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


even after resetting mine still had sh*t loads of issues and the phone died on me. im never going to back to Samsung EVER

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 07:39

23. joey_sfb (Posts: 2554; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Ok. wish you better luck with your new brand new purchase.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 05:16 2

20. justsayit (Posts: 157; Member since: 09 May 2013)


spec? durability?price?
i think u drunk already!

spec?
how it better? dim led screen? the cam that can't take picture at night? processor, nowday all the high-end smartphone have same one? gpu, samsung only has a nvdia powered phone,old phone?most are from qualcom or samsung

durability?
what a joke, samsung phone's plastic is recycle ones... haiz... buy a thing which already used by other,what 600$!

price,
in my country, lg phone alway has the "cheapiest" price for a flagship and good quality

Life's Good
when u try to accept the fact :)

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 02:26

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


LG G2 sounds a bit awkward. Lumia A1020, HTC C2, Huawei I3, IPhone Nano...

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 03:16 4

17. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


Oh you forgot those ugly galaxies... :-O

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 03:22 1

18. _Bone_ (Posts: 2104; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Well since the Optimus G Pro, LG flagships look like Galaxies, same curved design, plastic, hyperglazed for the G2, LG covers Samsung too.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 07:58 1

24. HouTexan (Posts: 300; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Lol you people talk about samsung having ugly devices, yet say LG phones look good. THEY LOOK EXACTLY LIKE GALAXIES!

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 07:37 1

22. 3rdDegree (Posts: 170; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


LG is much better than Samsung, they make the best displays on a smartphone I've ever seen, they're much more affordable and use premium materials in their "G" series phones, unlike Samsung who stick by plastic and make their phones ridiculously over priced.
LG is leading the way for sure.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 07:59

25. HouTexan (Posts: 300; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Lmao!

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:54 1

27. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Give me Nexus 5 or death... okay, I'll settle for a Nexus 4, death is a little extreme.

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