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Korea rumored to get a head start with July launch of the LG G2?

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Korea rumored to get a head start with July launch of the LG G2?
As the sun rises on the beginning of another work week in the U.S., a couple of new rumors are spreading about the sequel to the LG Optimus G. First, with the Optimus name being dropped from LG's high-end models, the name of the phone is believed to be the LG G2. Simple and clean. The second rumor has to do with the actual launch of the LG G2. Just the other day, LG sent out invites for an "international media event" in New York City. Speculation is that the LG G2 will be one of the phones introduced at that time. But the latest word is that the LG G2 will actually launch in Korea next month before the August 7th event.

So what it behind the early release of the LG G2 in Korea? It is believed that LG is doing this to combat the expected July release in Korea of a Samsung Galaxy S4 sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and offering LTE-Advanced connectivity. It just so happens that the LG Optimus G sequel also sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and is enabled for LTE-Advanced networks. The phone will  also offer an edge-to-edge display and will have its buttons on the back.

No harm in giving those in Korea first crack at the device. After all, that is what we call having the home court advantage. Besides, LG will have some time to work out any bugs or problems before the August 7th event in addition to receiving some valuable feedback from Korean buyers of the phone.

source: DDaily (translated), RBMen (translated) via AndroidAuthority

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