Compact LG Optimus G2 to come with 5.2" FHD screen, OIS camera, all keys on the back

Compact LG Optimus G2 to come with 5.2" FHD screen, OIS camera, all keys on the back

Rumors about the upcoming LG Optimus G2 keep trickling down the pipe, hinting at an imminent announcement, and this latest one adds kerosene fuel to the proverbial fire.

The Optimus G2 is allegedly going to come with a 5.2" Full HD 1080p display, and its camera will sport the modern optical image stabilization technology that Nokia introduced with the Lumia 920, then the HTC One picked, and of course the Galaxy S4 Zoom ended up with. The processor is confirmed to be a scorching Snapdragon 800, and the amount of RAM is tipped to be 2 GB, though we heard earlier 3 GB rumored for the phone, but that was for the LTE-A version on SK Telecom.

Compact LG Optimus G2 to come with 5.2" FHD screen, OIS camera, all keys on the back
So far so good, but the source also confirms that there will be no side keys, and the Android navigational buttons will be placed on the back, at the "movable bottom of the camera," whatever that means. 

Those plus and minus signs around the camera we saw in the leaked photo before are said to serve as volume keys indeed, but also zoom buttons when needed, and the power key is apparently located between them, if we trust Google's translation. 

All in all, pretty bold moves to pull off by LG, if true, but someone had to gather the courage finally, and ditch the keys from the front of big-screen phones, shrinking the bezel and saving us the tendinitis from stretching our thumb all the way down. We'll believe it when we see it, though.

source: Techblog.gr

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G2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)

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52 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh my god, this thing is gonna rock! BRING IT ON!!! x-)

10. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

5.2" screen Galaxy Note 1 competitor? xD

15. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yuck that phone is to looooong and tall. Should'ev been slightly wider. Looks ugly at the back. Optimus G looks way much sexier with it's sharp edges and candybar looks. 3Gb Ddr3 Ram. O no not S800 half baked A9 A15 again. Bring on the super powered Tegra 4 with true A15s Cortex. This is 2013 not 2012 still relying on A9 Cortex ®

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

*facepalm*

35. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

5 thumbs up by your other 4 acounts in Phonearena I see why you getting thumbs up. Stop trolling ExperiaDroid ®

41. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2225; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I wonder if you all have a life outside of this website. You all seem to be the first ones to comment on these articles, no matter what time of the day it is. Not to mention that I have to tend to agree that you all seem to make comments that will get you attention or up votes. All I am asking for is less trolling and more original opinions.

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Another comment seeking likes... You never got the hint didn't you?

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I don't get it. I'm looking forward to the G2, so is there something wrong for saying that? (sigh) Smurf, you're the one who have never got the hint. Are you tired of the "BRING IT ON" comments? Okay, I will change to "take my breath away..." next time.

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Your comments scream "ATTENTION SEEKER!" every time you post on this account and your other fake accounts. And it's funny, because you want this phone, that one, and next week, another phone, so which is it?

28. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

My only fake account is tech3, PA have already banned me for a week, so why you guys still can't forget it? Because you guys have fake accounts too? It's funny to see an Asian, a guy with a tiger picture, and a guy named PapaSmurf acting like I owe ya'll big time. You guys think that I have other fake accounts like PunyPoop, Potato etc. ? Oh my god, grow up already, stop being a Dumblock guys! If I'm PunyPoop and Potato then why PA didn't ban me?

30. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is then only account I have active on this site. You actually think I'm going to spend time out of my day to sign out, sign into another one just to thumbs up a comment when I really don't care for them? Lol good one. And you really don't make any sense at the second part of your post. "Oh my god, grow up already, stop being a Dumblock guys!" ^ I'm just going to stop here because you're not worth replying to.

31. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

"I'm just going to stop here because you're not worth replying to." If I'm not worth replying to then why you reply to me? Sheesh, lame excuse.

34. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And also is the other acount of yours Ihatesmartphones Polrt3 Punnypoop cause you always say poopyourself, that relates Potato Cause you are using VPN network ®

36. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hey TROLL, where are the other dupe accounts of yours? TROLL, the king of dupe accounts. Can you please shut up? We're talking about smartphones, not accounts. This is PhoneArena.

43. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I think I should remind you to not feed the troll. They keep calling "LUMIA BRICKS", "HALF BAKED CRAPDRAGON", even calling an unannounced phone "long, tall and boring" (optimus G2).. and funniest part is that they are advising us to grow up. Atleast we are not uncivilised like them.

38. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You leave the tuber out of this. Potato is my friend.

42. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I love you roldefol :P

46. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You complete me.

2. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

The keys on the back I have to say are a bit strange but I could get used to it! And LG often have awesome hardware but I don't like the ui.....have to root it or at least get Nova Launcher....

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

LG's new UI is probably the worst I've used in a long time. Touchwiz 2.0 was better than it is now...

32. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

With the release of a new flagship they usually do a UI overhaul. I think it would be wrong to say that they don't have one lined up. With a significantly unique design style, it'd be weird if they didn't update their UI accordingly.

8. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Agree with you.. Personally, I don't prefer their UI. Touchwiz and Sense looks better than Optimus UI. They should refresh their UI or else we have to install Nova/Apex launcher

3. Techsplash

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

wow!that looks horrible

4. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Looks like the old G with some touches of S4 in my opinion.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

LG copies their design from Samsung.. They've been doing so since last year.

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Seriously, the word "copies" or "copy" is getting old and lame, many phones look the same these days, just like the iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10 and the HTC One. Why not just give LG a try? This is a leaked picture of the G2, why not just wait for the official release before judging it's design?

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So what word would you describe the similarity between how LG phones look after the GS3 was released? And the Z10 does not look like the HTC One or the iPhone 5 or the Galaxy S4. LG is the last OEM I would ever buy a smartphone for. They have then worst software support after HTC. The UI is terrible and childish so why would I pick this up? iPhone 5, S4, and HTC One > G2

51. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

and Samsung copies from LG too. look at LG's crystal reflection back pattern they put on the Optimus G. LG also made the pattern onto their other devices (F7, F5, G Pro all have a pattern that "shifts" similar to the Crystal Reflection on the G). And after all those devices, the S4 comes out with a similar case design. wow

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol LG designs a beautiful phone and they destroy it by putting volume keys on the back. I hope this is fake.

9. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

You will soon LOL on Galaxy S4 when they will announce it.

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