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WSJ sources confirm one-glass 5.2" Full HD display for the LG Optimus G2

0. phoneArena 17 Jul 2013, 07:34 posted on

People "familiar with the matter" have confirmed for the Wall Street Journal that LG will indeed be placing a 5.2" display on a device destined to be called Optimus G 2. The publication continues that this might indeed be the same "world's slimmest" 1920x1080 pixels LCD panel that LG bragged about developing recently.

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posted on 17 Jul 2013, 07:37

1. ghaniosman (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


I don't think this would make a drastic difference..

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:08 8

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Drastic? No. Something that adds to the slimmer design? Yes. It's all the little things that make a phone great, LG is on the right path to restore my faith in them. Especially if this ends up being the next Nexus model as well.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 09:44

15. Maaaaaaaaster (Posts: 14; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


It wont be. Clearly, in the video there is the LG UI. Plus, Google now owns Motorola, why would it want LG to make its next Nexus?

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 11:12

17. evil_slayer (Posts: 50; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


i think he meant that if this would be the same case of LG optimus g and the nexus 4(same specs except from the cam,and the two shared the back pattren/design)

it actually would be great if nexus 5 came with the same specs as the G2,i mean with the amazing specs and google price,it would make a killer phone,and i think its likely to happen.

and reagarding google owning moto,as they previously stated owning moto will not mean favoring them among other manufacturers,so if they choose moto to make the next nexus(which i really,really wish it happen) it wont be becase they bought them

we'll see how things turn out

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 11:14

18. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


This v/s my custom HTC One (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-U0Ke7SxcHq8/UebCUrWDFLI/AAAAAAAAAEo/uAyfjxfT0JI/w477-h497-no/htc-one-m7%252B.jpg )

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 11:59

20. _Bone_ (Posts: 2140; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


LG is rumored to do the next Nexus phone and like the G/N4 the G2/N5 rebranding is possible.

The Moto X will go cheap on it's own, without the Nexus branding, again according to rumors.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 07:39

2. apple4never (Posts: 976; Member since: 08 May 2013)


I want to see more smartphones with slimmer screens so they can incorporate bigger batteries instead of putting in octa cores quad is enough for most people and they can perform well and what app uses 8 cores at a time i dont think its needed imo.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 07:51

5. boosook (Posts: 1098; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


you don't know exactly how the octa core processor works, right? ;-)

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 07:58 2

6. roldefol (Posts: 3184; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


It's pretty simple really. The octacore uses its eight eyes to see what you're trying to look up, and then it uses multithreading technology to spin the Web.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:23

11. apple4never (Posts: 976; Member since: 08 May 2013)


i do know how they work, 4 low power cores are used when your surfing the web etc and 4 high power cores for when heavy duty gaming or something, but its hard for app designers to code 4 parallel cores my thought would be a dualcore s8 at 2ghz and and a dual s4 at 1.5ghz as a high power low power so you still have space for a capable battery and its easier to core but still has power

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 07:41 9

3. roldefol (Posts: 3184; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


LG is definitely on the right track, and the G2 looks like a pretty slick design. I'm still not sold on the volume rocker/power button on the back, but at least they're trying to push the design envelope a bit.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:08 2

9. pyradark (Posts: 784; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


what design are they pushing?? that is a copier of s4 and nexus
they even trying so hard that's why they left behind

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 09:26 3

13. roldefol (Posts: 3184; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And Samsung copied that basic design from Apple, who copied it from LG or Sony depending on who you believe. The rounded-off rectangle is what works for touchscreens. Of the major manufacturers, only Sony and Nokia (and to a lesser extent Motorola) buck the trend. So let's focus instead on what you can do within the confines of a rounded rectangle: refine the screen size, bezels, speakers, and buttons.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 12:12 1

21. apple4never (Posts: 976; Member since: 08 May 2013)


well theres not really another shape you can give a smartphone, like a sphere or prism maybe lol

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 12:45 2

22. roldefol (Posts: 3184; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


My point was that the "copier of s4" complaint above is unfounded. Yes, there have been LGs that look like Galaxys (the G Pro is very similar to the look of the Note), but otherwise I don't think it's true. You could say the same of HTC designs, but at least HTC found a way to tweak the usual roundy rectangle a bit with its dual front speakers.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 07:51 5

4. boosook (Posts: 1098; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


WOW! And here's why they put the buttons on the back of the phone: there's almost no bezel, so there's no room to put them on either side. Great design by LG!

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 03:36

25. vincelongman (Posts: 1718; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


The side bezels like about the same as the Xperia ZL and Galaxy S4. I think they still could have put them on the sides. I think I would prefer them on the sides, but I haven't used them, so I'll wait and see.
I think the side bezels are about the prefect size for phones, since I find it easier to hold with tiny bezels. Also the thinner screen means they can squeeze a bigger battery in.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:01 1

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


Doubtful about the ergonomic use of the alleged back volume rocker. Rather they could have gone for touch sensitive back panel. But the volume rocker may serve as a good idea for zoom in/out button for pictures and videos.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 08:03 3

8. Kurai (unregistered)


Why do I feel like LG optimus g pro looks a lot like samesung note 2(on the front) . . .and lg optimus g2 looks like shamesung galaxy s4? not sure . . just my opinion . . . btw the screen is amazing on the g2 unlike the oversaturated and unnatural-looking colors on the samoled

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 09:51

16. lovefist (unregistered)


i agree, its sad that LG designs their 2013 phones with a whole lot of samsung flavor. but that bezel is so damn thin, it's actually very pretty.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 09:01 1

12. Cha7520 (Posts: 216; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


This will be the next NEXUS 5 coming out in Oct! Can't wait!!!

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 09:37

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


Stiit wont sell better out of korea....lg better come up with good design
Samsung and you suck in design

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 11:46 1

19. roldxx (Posts: 43; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)


sony should learn from lg how to minimize bezels

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 13:28 2

23. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


Seriously. That Sony Honami leak totally shows off how unattractive and space consuming those edges are. It really put me off.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 03:41 1

26. vincelongman (Posts: 1718; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I thought Sony learnt after they release the Xperia ZL and specifically mentioned the tiny bezels, and claimed they were the smallest. But the Honami leaks suggest other whys, I am very disappointed. I hope the real Honami is different and more like the Xperia ZL.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 05:24

27. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


I think those leaks are pretty accurate, unfortunately. Those bezels will be humongous and Ikr? I thought they learned with the ZL. It seems that isn't the case...

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 17:56 1

24. mottykels (Posts: 372; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Volume rocker? WTF!!!

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