Follow-up to LG Optimus G planned for Q3 2013

Follow-up to LG Optimus G planned for Q3 2013
The LG Optimus G Pro is expected to hit the US fairly soon, but word is already coming out about the plans for the follow-up to the LG Optimus G. According to Engadget, the next version of the LG Optimus G is planned to make its way around the world in Q3 of 2013.

LG's Head of Mobile Marketing, Won Kim, told Engadget that the follow-up to the Optimus G is going to be "something different and something unique". We're not exactly sure what that could mean though. The only detail given so far is that the next-gen Optimus G will not be following the G Pro with a 5.5 inch screen. Instead, the screen is expected to be "closer to the 5-inch mark". 

So, LG is going to be putting its next flagship up against some pretty big competition, since that would be around the time we would expect to see the Note III and the Nexus 5, not to mention the Motorola X Phone.

source: Engadget



1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

come on I want a 6.3 phone with a tegra 4 or a qualcom 800..


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Or a Exynos5450 at 2.9GHZ™®©

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

2.9GHz is not enough! How about 3.1GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000, octa-core processor with Android 5.1.1 Key Lime Pie and 5000mAH battery. And LG somehow can make the phone with an ultra slim body in just 6.00mm and 101g lightweight! Oh wait! This is a concept! Nooooooooooooooo! xD

17. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

No need for exaggerations, I'd be happy with the ff: -4.7" to 5" 1080p screen (AMOLED/LCD doesn't matter) -greater than or equal to 3000mah battery (removable) -(28nm or better) quad-core soc, 2GB ram (A7,A9, A15), having a low-power core is a plus -memory card slot -8mp bsi sensor (or better), with stills and video recording having the same aspect ratio when used simultaneously. -plastic body (preferably matte) for easy and cheap replacement There. GS4 is the closest to these. But if LG can top this off with an A15 that would be gu-reat.

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I agree! But how about make the camera to 20MP, that would definitely wow a lot of peoples, and LG can compete with Sony! :)

20. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Like I said, no need to exaggerate. Existing components can make my list happen man.

2. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

I love the LG Optimus G, too bad the phone didn't really sell big even though it got really high rating. Only negative thing said about it was LG Software updates

3. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Took 3 months for Jellybean, what's wrong with that?

4. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Yeah people can't keep bringing up software updates forever... you guys are like a broken record.

12. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Given their old track record, 3 months like wum said is pretty damn good and fast.

14. puckhead

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

I have it, I bought it on launch day. AND it just got the JB update the other day for AT&T so I am pretty happy with it. Its a great phone especially now with JB

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Good luck LG! :)

6. Note2waitingonNote3

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Nothing will really matter. Come September and October the Galaxy Note 3 will reign supreme till July 2014. No Motorola Xphone or Nexus 5 or silly iphone 5s/6 or the new Lg Optimus G will never compare.

10. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

You know what the nexus 5 will be like? Wow you are a legend, sike

15. puckhead

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

you just wrote " NO .... wil never compare" thats 2 negatives, that means they will compare... which btw the alot of ppl dont want a phone with an amoled display

16. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

Or samsung would not exist!!

7. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Nice, I expect another creative back panel~


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Really nice and sexy stylish modern looking phone this is™®

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Hmm, can't decide if I should wait for this or not.

18. TheBitterTruth unregistered

LG should change thier Optimus UI. It looks great but not professional like Sense, Touchwiz and Xperia.

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