LG makes it official, Optimus is out; LG G2 is coming next

LG makes it official, Optimus is out; LG G2 is coming next
In the middle of last month, we passed along the word that LG was going to remove the Optimus name from its high end models and use it for its low to mid-range devices. That has been made official as word from Seoul reached around the world. Starting with the LG G2, future models in the series will use the letter 'G' to denote that it is a high-end LG model.

LG has already announced, in tandem with Qualcomm, the the latter's Snapdragon 800 will be powering the Korean manufacturer's 'G' series of smartphones. So that means that Qualcomm's top of the line silicon will be under the hood of the LG G2. Additionally, the device will support LTE-A which means a theoretical speed as high as 150Mbps.


LG also announced that the LG Optimus Vu line, known for its 4:3 aspect ratio, will be simply called Vu. In the U.S., you would know the device as the LG Intuition, which actually got to play a starring role on Celebrity Apprentice this year.

LG's next top shelf model will be the LG G2 as expected

LG's next top shelf model will be the LG G2 as expected


source: LG

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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)
Optimus Vu
  • Display 5.0" 768 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2080 mAh

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28 Comments

1. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I would still pick S4 on that.

2. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Isn't G2 in the Gatorade lineup as well?

3. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

Ugly ugly Gs4 is lot better and upcoming note 3 will be more perfect

4. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

G2 was a T-Mobile Android phone aka HTC Desire Z. My first android, actually.

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

Mine too.

16. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

This G2 shall be my very first smartphone :)

5. GrmanR

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

elyiyitu

6. wendygarett unregistered

Sorry LG S4 > G2 in term of spec, durability, price and everything...

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Doesn't this thing have the snapdrogn 800, THREE gb ram, and a 3200 mAh battery? Hmmmmm Samsung is garbage to me anyway so I would choose this no doubt over the s4 and the note 3

8. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

Only you will chose Other millions are smart enough to chose samsung :D

13. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Billions probably :p

15. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

LG > Samsung

28. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Pick Samsung ? No Way.

26. HouTexan

Posts: 460; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Yeah, we know you hate for no reason. LG's latest phones look exactly like galaxies

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

one of ex-LG still stuck at ginger bread despite being promise an upgrade to ics repeatedly by their management. After 18 months later they finally admit there no upgrade for the phone all along. Such flip flop in their upgrade announcement give me pause on all LG phone purchase. Samsung impress me by an over delivering an upgrading of s2 2010 phone to jelly bean. For me I can pay more for a well supported phone.

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

The S2 came out in 2011, but your point still stands.

14. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

my Note got JB and the update was buggy as hell. whats the point of updates when the updates are not even stable

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

that's a valid point too! for me it's a bit wacky too still I did a hardware reset losing data that are not kept in the MicroSD or cloud. Android update still need device hardware reset to be stable, a pain point.

21. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

even after resetting mine still had sh*t loads of issues and the phone died on me. im never going to back to Samsung EVER

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Ok. wish you better luck with your new brand new purchase.

20. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

spec? durability?price? i think u drunk already! spec? how it better? dim led screen? the cam that can't take picture at night? processor, nowday all the high-end smartphone have same one? gpu, samsung only has a nvdia powered phone,old phone?most are from qualcom or samsung durability? what a joke, samsung phone's plastic is recycle ones... haiz... buy a thing which already used by other,what 600$! price, in my country, lg phone alway has the "cheapiest" price for a flagship and good quality Life's Good when u try to accept the fact :)

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

LG G2 sounds a bit awkward. Lumia A1020, HTC C2, Huawei I3, IPhone Nano...

17. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Oh you forgot those ugly galaxies... :-O

18. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Well since the Optimus G Pro, LG flagships look like Galaxies, same curved design, plastic, hyperglazed for the G2, LG covers Samsung too.

24. HouTexan

Posts: 460; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Lol you people talk about samsung having ugly devices, yet say LG phones look good. THEY LOOK EXACTLY LIKE GALAXIES!

22. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

LG is much better than Samsung, they make the best displays on a smartphone I've ever seen, they're much more affordable and use premium materials in their "G" series phones, unlike Samsung who stick by plastic and make their phones ridiculously over priced. LG is leading the way for sure.

25. HouTexan

Posts: 460; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Lmao!

27. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Give me Nexus 5 or death... okay, I'll settle for a Nexus 4, death is a little extreme.

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