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Press images of LG G2 outed just ahead of tomorrow’s highly anticipated announcement

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Press images of LG G2 outed just ahead of tomorrow’s highly anticipated announcement
The LG G2 is one of the worst kept secrets since the invention of the concept of keeping things “secret.” We are not complaining mind you, LG has been touting the upcoming device for quite some time now.

One of the unique features for the device will be the expected placement of the power/lock button and volume controls on the back of the handset which may prove to be a convenient location for such controls since you will not have to wrap your hand all the way around the length or width of the G2 to handle basic controls.

One area where the secrets have been relatively well kept is in the area of specifications of the LG G2. Based on rumors and little else, the G2 might have a 5.2-inch 1080x1920 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU and maybe 3GB of RAM. Of course it will be packing Android, though we are not expecting it to be running 4.3.  However, we will be happy to eat those words later if we need to.

Will the volume/power control placements prove to be ergonomic? Will we all the rumored variations of the G2 (storage capacities and carrier availability)? We will share all the answers following tomorrow’s announcement of the LG G2 in New York City. .

source: @evleaks

UPDATE: @evleaks also placed a full front view of the LG G2 for us to enjoy.


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posted on 06 Aug 2013, 18:14 13

1. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


this phone looks like a beast, hope it delivers

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 20:18 11

37. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


'This phone looks like a beast' Yes I do agree on that why because this resembles the real Beast S4

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:28 6

46. Tsoliades (Posts: 228; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


Tone down the fangirl-itude, bro. ;P

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:18 3

53. D.Aceveda (Posts: 396; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Just because of the stupid volume up down placement, I WONT be buying this phone. As the saying goes. If its not broke. Don't fix it

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 03:40 2

59. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I agree, add a home button on the front and you get a GSIV but can't really blame them for taking cues from one of the fastest selling smartphones.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 00:39 3

54. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Where is speaker grill?

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 02:15

57. milesboy5 (Posts: 178; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


Good question I cant find it either...

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 07:41

61. iyngr (Posts: 72; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


Any Idea what Kinda Display Tech used as few were expecting OLED instead of IPS.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 18:16 5

2. c.sanchez (Posts: 16; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


It does look like a beast, can't wait!

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 18:20 7

3. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Front looks great, I'm not a big fan of the back though. LG expects me to pick the phone up off the table to turn it on? What to I look like, a guy who's not lazy?

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 18:36 2

10. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1323; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Perhaps they'll debut some kind of motion sensing software, similar to Samsung, where you can wave your hands over it and it will wake up. We have also yet to see if maybe LG will utilize the always-on voice recognition offered by the Snapdragon 800.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 18:47 6

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


Yeah thats true. With Snapdragon 800 seemingly offering low-power voice activation, maybe a certain voice command can unlock the phone, or at least power it on.

I know the S4 has something like a less-awesome Active Display that shows basic info when you hover your hand over it while it's placed down. If LG stuck a similar sensor in this one they could possibly also unlock it by a wave too.

Edit: I also like how they push minimal bezels harder than anyone. The Z10 and HTC One look gross to me for that reason!

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 19:03 2

22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


My question is, where is the speaker? It's not on one of the bottom corners or next to the camera like it usually is, and it's not on the front. Maybe it will be on one of the sides? If it is on the sides, they may put 2 speakers on there at opposite ends.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 19:28 1

27. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1323; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


http://cdn.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/nexusae0_stripped20130709115258.jpg

It looks like its on the bottom.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 19:29

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


Hmm thats a good observation. I'd wager that it must be on the top and bottom like the new Nexus 7. I don't see it on the sides like Pantech did for theirs. Then again, this is a clean 'official' render so maybe it's staring us in the face but is invisible.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 19:38

33. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1323; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Also, it's possible there could be another speaker on the front of the device. If you look up at the earpiece it seems as though there is the regular silver earpiece and then there is a speaker below it. I'm not sure though.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 20:18

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


Hmm I don't think so, and thats fine.

I appreciate it being placed somewhere besides the back so it won't sound muffled when placed down anymore. Other phones could pull it off because they had a curved back etc. so it wasn't as bad, but the Nexus 4 suffered because of that imo.

posted on 07 Aug 2013, 02:18

58. milesboy5 (Posts: 178; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


I have always felt that LG had the looks...even though their build quality may lack sometimes.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 21:05 2

42. ZettaiRyouiki (Posts: 39; Member since: 05 Aug 2013)


Now people can continuously leave dirty smudges all over their camera lens every single time they want to turn on their phone or adjust volume. Otherwise the phone looks good.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 18:24 3

4. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


This phone looks great, something I would have considered if it was available during my upgrade

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 18:24

5. toyboyz (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Jan 2010)


That is one beautiful phone!:) Just wish it was thinner:/

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 18:27 3

7. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


8.9mm / .35in isn't all that bad, hopefully it's got a great battery.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 19:06

24. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


Manual says 2610mAh. I'm a bit disappointed that they have an extra mm of depth versus the S4 but the same size battery. I would've hoped for 3000mAh.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 18:26 1

6. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


Hopefully the camera is good.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 18:33 2

8. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


the logo on the front looks kinda weird

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 18:36 2

9. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


I hope they make a Nexus 5 out of this.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 18:41 1

12. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1323; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Now THAT is what I am looking forward to. I was almost considering buying this (I was going to wait and see what else is going to be offered soon), but I may hold off until the Nexus 5 announcement. I have a feeling that if Google does choose LG again for the Nexus 5 then we are looking at something very similar to what the Nexus 5 will be like (that is if the Nexus 5 follows the trend set by last year's phone in how it was very similar to the LG Optimus G).

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 19:10 1

25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I just hope the buttons aren't on the back of the Nexus 5. That's kind of weird. Also, if the LG Nexus 5 will be identical to this like the Nexus 4 was to the Optimus G, maybe this story had some truth after all;

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Is-a-5.2-inch-LG-Nexus-5-powered-by-the-Qualcomm-Snapdragon-800-on-the-way_id40936

It shares all the leaked specs of the G2; Snapdragon 800, 5.2" 1080p display, maybe 3 GB of RAM, etc. The only thing about the Nexus 5 leak that stands out from the G2 is the camera, but Google did say they were going to make sure the Nexus devices had great cameras this year, which might mean Google is requiring LG to put a different camera in the Nexus 5 than in the G2.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 19:35

31. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1323; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Yes, I do think that the Nexus 5 will have a different camera (a better camera I would think) than the G2. There was some talk about the possibility of the Nexus perhaps featuring a camera made by Nikon. I think that would be awesome. It's too early to say but I can't wait to hear more about it.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 19:35

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


In case they do go with an in-house camera again, they had a whole year to make improvements. The Optimus G had a 13mp camera which is still a flagship number even a whole year later, so I'm putting more faith in them for a better sensor overall.

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