LG Optimus G2 flagship may get announced at CES 2013

LG Optimus G2 flagship may get announced at CES 2013
Although not very probable, there's still a chance for us to see the LG Optimus G2 at CES 2013. At least that is what Digitimes reports, but while we'd love to see LG's next super-phone in just a few days, we have to admit that we're not at all convinced that this will happen.

Having in mind that the Optimus G was an absolute beast in the specs department, we're naturally expecting its successor to be an even more powerful device. According to Digitimes, our expectations are perfectly reasonable, as they report that the "South Korea-based LG Electronics plans to showcase the Optimus G2 Android smartphone, with a 5.5-inch screen, and Qualcomm quad-core S4 Prime MSM8974."

We don't know about you, but the thought of a large-screened smartphone with a quad-core S4 Prime processor sure sounds appealing to us! It's only that the Optimus G launched just recently, so we kind of doubt the rumor. Still, LG may simply showcase the device at CES, and then release it many months later, although that kind of approach has never been a good idea.

source: Digitimes

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27 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

bring it on!

8. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

s4 prime? what is the power on that thing and what do the benchmarks read?

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

LG teases its CES 2013 announcements with video trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vhiddoOdkE

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

5" with minimal bezels in overall dimensions somewhere between Samsung Galaxy S III and LG Nexus 4 I think it is ok, but 5.5" I think it would be too big even with minimal bazels. (At least for me.)

3. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I thought s4 prime was for Televisions? :O

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Not anymore, I guess. Good for us :) We all know LG's custom UI needs it... lol

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Need i add that 1080p resolution seems very probable??

6. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

This is not very probable since the optimus G has not even launched in Europe.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That doesn't mean they can't make it...

10. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

If this is true, what would be the reaction of those who bought lg optimus g?

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

So what is your suggestions for LG? To stop development for one or two years?

19. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Why would they release a successor to lg optimus g while its only 2 months since its release. Optimus g isn't available all over the globe either and moreover this would be screwing anyone who bought that. Whatever be it, sony and lg have got 5 months to grab hold on to more market as much as possible till the arrival of sgs4.

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Why would they release a successor to lg optimus g while its only 2 months since its release. Optimus g isn't available all over the globe either..." With this I agree. "...moreover this would be screwing anyone who bought that." If you use your phone just to show off then it may be a problem for you but for normal people it shouldn't be a big problem. If someone just want to show off, then why buy LG Optimus G, you just can buy an iPhone because it hase Apple logo on the back.

25. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

The g has been out by the time this is shown at ces or mwc it will be another 4 months minimum till it comes out that's plenty of time and this phone might not even launch on the same carrier as the g bring this thing to Verizon its perfect!

24. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

yes. that is what chrapple did and look how many dumb arshes buy their 2007 garbage!

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree, but LG can't do that because LG don't have such "iconic" brand name.

15. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

The Optimus G is still a beast of a phone. That will surely last anyone till 2014 if you can live w/o the 1080p screen.

12. Seymur unregistered

It will be like S3 and Note 2.

14. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I'm ready for it.

16. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Hopefully they don't make it so square. It made e Optimus G feel larger in hand when holding it

18. BadAssAbe

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

It didn't feel large because its square, it felt large because it is large. I love the square look, looks much better in a case than a rounded case

17. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

LG need a new designers for their Phones and softwares. The Optimus G is a great phone in specs, but is the ugliest flagship in the market, with the ugliest UI!

22. Seymur unregistered

Who the hell designed their UI.

21. pslee

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

my sister's husband is a chief engineer of the LG smartphone research team in Korea. He said this phone is releasing in Korea end of this month or early February. he was not sure when it will launch in the US. i shouldve asked him before i got my galaxy note 2 for christmas. if you guys have any inputs, i will gladly forward the message to him.

23. Phaze0085

Posts: 124; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

So i guess LG through thr idea of a VU 2 out the window huh? But hey! I love any phone with a big screen. Galaxy Note 2, Huawei Ascend Mate, And hopefully the Note 3 with its 6.3" screen. Bring it on.

27. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This will be a very interested year. all 1080p HD screens while the iP5 is still small

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