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Report: LG Optimus G2 and others to be unveiled on August 7th

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Report: LG Optimus G2 and others to be unveiled on August 7th
On Thursday, we told you that LG had sent out invites to an "international media event" scheduled for August 7th in New York City. A published report on Saturday says that the LG Optimus G2 (LG-D800) will be unveiled at the event.  The Korean manufacturer wants to steal the thunder away from its hometown rival Samsung, by introducing the model before the Samsung Galaxy Note III sees the light of day. Despite some talk that Sammy might move up the launch date of the next iteration of its phablet line, most believe that the device will still be introduced at IFA 2013 in Berlin during September.

The LG Optimus G2 is coming to the party well-spec'd to say the least. Imagine a 5 inch panel with 1080 x 1920 resolution (known in the circles we hang around as FHD) and a powerful quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor driving the phone. Did the hair on the back of your neck just stand up? The Adreno 330 GPU is handling the graphic chores while 2GB of RAM keeps multitaskers from pulling their hair. A 13MP shooter is on back and LG's Optimus UI runs on top of Android 4.2.2. Those are the kind of numbers that get you invited to any party on South Beach.

Besides the LG Optimus G2, the OEM is also going to debut the LG Optimus L9 II (LG-D600) and the LG-D500. The former carries a 4.7 inch display with resolution of 720 x 1280 and a dual-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor is under the hood. The unit comes with support for NFC and with Android 4.1.2 pre-installed. The LG-D500 is entry level material with a 540 x 960 (qHD) display and a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chip inside. The GPU is an Adreno 302 and a 3MP snapper is on back. The phone supports Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and has Android 4.1.2 pre-installed.

By the way, when you look at the picture of the LG Optimus G2 in the slideshow below, note how it appears to be that mystery device sans front buttons that we showed you early last month.


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source: TechTastic

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posted on 22 Jun 2013, 06:45 1

1. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Too bad they're always LATE in most countries

It's been a damn while since the G Pro has been released and it is yet to arrive in our shores

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 09:05 6

7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2714; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Are you American? If so, AT&T has been carrying it for months.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 15:36

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


It is available in my country too. Where do you live?

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 06:48 2

2. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Qui can't wait for this powerhouse, and 6 days after my birthday....yay!

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 07:32 2

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


I wish it's onscreen button, but why the ui....
I prefer stock ui or Huawei ui onscreen button

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 09:51

10. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


I most interested to L9 II with on screen button,
I saw the L9 in tmobile store and I like the design concept of it.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 21:25

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


Onscreen buttons are nice. I just wish they gave it an option to be transparent. (or maybe it already is an option)

Like if any of you are familiar with the GS4 (or any other phone that does the same) the top notification bar thats normally black is transparent on the GS4 TouchWiz skin. Maybe add a smart functionality that automatically changes the colors of the buttons so that they stay visible when the color of the wallpaper/app background changes.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 07:32 1

4. pwnarena (Posts: 976; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


that looks like a samsung phone. seems lg is copying the samsung formula to success.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 09:47

9. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


They are brothers from Korea!

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 16:55 3

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


They are rivals actually.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 16:56

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


Can you tell which Samsung device is similar to this leaked LG device?

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 07:38 4

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Ah, my next phone! So, do I need to wait until next year for this phone to arrive in my country? I guess so. We all know that LG is always late to release their phones to most countries. -__-'

But nevertheless, bring it on LG!

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 15:39 4

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


No you won't have to wait. LG is improving.

Bring it on LG!
We need refreshed UI!

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 08:09 1

6. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


The L9 II sounds like a decent model, pity it's still on 4.1.2, plus it has the decent size that many would go for. But no doubt the star of the show is the G2, cannot wait to see what LG bring.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 10:18

12. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


The menu is in Persian!!!

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 10:26

13. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)


Hell ya the design is away better than note 3 like it is very beautiful amazing design I expected to note 3 to be like this

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 11:27

15. roldefol (Posts: 3181; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Very very curious about this phone. Looks like a really nice, streamlined design with a UI closer to stock than past Optimus. And LG would have learned from the Nexus 4 just like Samsung learned from the Nexus S and GNex. Big question will be carrier support. Can LG get all the major carriers on board like Samsung and HTC have their flagships?

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 12:31

18. imkyle (Posts: 1023; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


If LG does make the next Nexus phone, I hope it is based off of their leaked G2 leak.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 13:55

24. roldefol (Posts: 3181; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


With the obvious difference being pricing, a G2 Google Edition would practically be the Nexus 5.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 13:20 1

23. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


LG Doing good pushing out their Optimus line up. Now they need too put it on every carrier if they want sales

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 15:38

28. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)


New company now builds 4gb ddr3 ram for smartphones but I don't know why it didn't used ? In any new smartphones

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 15:39

30. papss (unregistered)


I love the specs G2 but can't get past the design language they have went to.. Why did they stop designing like they did with the G? I hate the SS design.. The front even bothers me... Why LG? I want to love you.. Hell the price for the pro is crazy cheap right now and would almost get it but I know we are on the cusp of the S800 phones

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 05:05 1

45. selena1000 (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


i kinda think that g2 looks better than galaxy s4

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 10:39 1

46. roldefol (Posts: 3181; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I think the G2 looks much better than the S4 and is at least evolving phone design with buttonless streamlining. I eagerly await this device and hope it comes to Verizon.

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 20:16

49. Taters (Posts: 3598; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


LG has the nicest looking phones, but they kind of went bizzaro with the Nexus 4, Optimus Pro, and this.

Their candy bar back slab designs are gorgeous and they should stick to it no matter what the haters say. Sony is sticking to it and LG should too.

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