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Leaked pictures show off the back buttons of the LG G2

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Leaked pictures show off the back buttons of the LG G2
Early last month, we showed you a mystery photo of an LG device without any buttons on front. At the time, we said that it might be the LG G2. That device is expected to eventually come to market with buttons on the back of the phone, and that feature is now confirmed thanks to some leaked photos of the phone from reliable leaker evleaks. Just last week, LG and Qualcomm announced that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 would be driving the phone. In fact, the Korean manufacturer said that the silicon would be found on all of its high-end "G" series phones.

Wait! What happened to the Optimus title? LG says that the name will now be reserved for low to mid-end handsets while "G" will be used to denote its top-shelf phones. The pictures leaked by evleaks looks to be part of an advertisement or might have been captured from a series of promotional slides.

The pictures leaked show the volume rocker on the back with the camera lens above it. Next to the lens is what appears to be a flash. The whole design is different to say the least and the front of the phone shows a narrower bezel. While the phone could be launched in Korea as soon as next month, the device is expected to be unveiled at LG's international media event on August 7th.


source: @evleaks via AndroidandMe

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posted on 25 Jun 2013, 22:39 6

1. milesboy5 (Posts: 147; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


To me having a big plus-minus sign on the back of the phone is just plain ugly. It doesnt look right maybe if the color matched the back of the phone and it was just a raised plus-minus but not that

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 22:51 2

5. james004 (Posts: 471; Member since: 15 May 2013)


LG still stuck in 2010 design.
Its sad how companies dont learn.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 01:37 5

16. tswsabeer (Posts: 16; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Don't judge it too soon. It may have added functionality.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 04:38 1

24. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


May be it is more useful and fucntional

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 22:45

2. iampun33t (Posts: 15; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)


No images visible.

EDIT: Images back again after writing to you.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 22:45 2

3. mohann (Posts: 10; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)


back button look awkward!!!

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 22:55

6. mi55u (unregistered)


I cant see te back button, where's it?

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 23:54 7

12. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


i think mohann meant the buttons on the back of the phone... not an actual back button

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 00:31

13. mi55u (unregistered)


OK THX

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 22:48 7

4. jdoee100 (Posts: 305; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I think it's really neat idea. And, dare i say it, innovative. There may be some trade-offs though.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 00:59

14. vincelongman (Posts: 1190; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Agreed, they could improve functionality, but trade-off is they look bad.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 23:22

7. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


what is this?

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 23:44 5

8. Meleagru (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


That is one sexy phone

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 23:52

9. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


please don't have the + and -

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 23:53

10. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Am I the only one who finds this hard to get used to?

I mean, sure, one button for Multitasking and Camera worked fine on the GD510, but this arrangement is rather awkward.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 23:53 4

11. santy (Posts: 51; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


The front screams 2013 , the back says 2003

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 01:39

17. tswsabeer (Posts: 16; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Let's hope the features are apt for 2013.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 03:36

22. whoyton2 (banned) (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


They definitely will be I think, I've heard that it will have a new octa core processor other than the exynos 5

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 04:37 1

23. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I heard it will run on Snapdragon 800..

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 01:02

15. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


A bad, weird design. This is like some fancy chinese phone from 2009-10 era.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 04:39

25. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


GS4's front??

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 01:45

18. Taters (Posts: 3034; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Looks pretty nice to me. Not sure I like the volume buttons on the back though.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 02:04

19. kdealltheway (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


It will be hard to press the keys without pushing the display with your thumb or squeezing your phone like a madman, and why did they mark the buttons if they are on the back... Personaly I don't like it but I've met people with some strange tastes, so...

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 02:27

20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5599; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i think it's a pretty neat design. o:
i like it.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 03:09 2

21. kangpinpapa (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Lg mentioned that it is for slim design and bigger screen. Back button is for power and volume key. G2 will have a soft key. I hope actual design of back is better than the picture.

posted on 26 Jun 2013, 04:40

26. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I am hoping for edge-to-edge to display.

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