LG G2 manual leaks: lock key on the back, nano SIM and microSD slots, removable battery

LG G2 manual leaks: lock key on the back, nano SIM and microSD slots, removable battery
We are eagerly anticipating Wednesday's launch of the LG G2, which should finally start a new debate on the aging ergonomics of Android handsets' navigation and side buttons, that have been conceived for much smaller handsets than the giants we have now.

Newly leaked schematics show indeed that the three buttons on the back underneath the camera area are volume and power/lock keys. If LG had thrown in a back button somewhere handier than all the way down on a huge display, we'd be completely sold.

The other new tidbit is that the LG G2 will be utilizing a nano-SIM card slot, just like the iPhone 5 and the Moto X, joining the ranks of nano-SIM phones that is bound to grow. The G2 will sport a microSD slot and swappable 2610 mAh battery, so it has all the prerequisites to become an Android hit, provided that LG got the back buttons right.

Moreover, that QuickWindow case for the flagship that LG keeps teasing, hints that we might have an OLED display on the phone. The company said it might beat Samsung to market this year with a phone that carries flexible screen with plastic substrate for added durability, and we cross fingers that's the one they were talking about.

source: NWE

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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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15 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I'm not a fan of lg, but this is one phone from them that I am anticipating

2. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Lets hope G2 changes the always boring LG looks

3. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Micro SD Slots? You mean there's more than one?

9. LGphone5

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 05, 2013

You will be the second slut. I mean slot

10. LGphone5

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 05, 2013

You will be the second slut. I mean slot

4. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I really hope the buttons are not on the back because of they are then count me out.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They are on the back.

8. Doctor_Drei

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 27, 2013

Its not.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

S4 weather widget? Oh boy... And OLED display? I thought they were using IPS+?

12. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

They are using IPS. At least, if you look at image #3 you can see it say LCD On/Off. So in order to show that window the whole screen will need to be backlit. I don't think it's a big problem though because it's not like Active Display where it will keep blinking. You still press the power button to show it so it'll be fine.

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Good catch. I must have skipped that. +1

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sorry LG but it seems like you got rid of everything you did right with the LG Optimus G. The dimensions are way too big, not a fan of on screen buttons, and not sold on the buttons being on the back. Also I know people in Asia complained about the Optimus G not having a removable battery and micro SD card slot, but you are going to get worse by the dumb North Americans that think plastic is poisonous to touch for some reason.

13. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I like that LG decided to give access to the battery and MicroSD card slot. The only other one that seems to do that for high-ends is Samsung these days. I like the Optimus G, but lets face it. It didn't do well at all for a flagship. I like the back buttons honestly because it feels neutral so that it doesn't alienate left handed or right handed people. It still doesn't solve the problem of having to scoot the phone around in your hand to reach the bottom on-screen buttons though. Even a slight bump from a stranger could send your phone flying because you can't grip it well while reaching for those buttons.

11. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Looks like the S3 S4 N2 and Nexus ™

15. etotherescue

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I want it!!! Take my money!

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