LG to follow Apple and HTC with a gold G2 smartphone

LG to follow Apple and HTC with a gold G2 smartphone
After Apple and HTC released gold editions of their flagship smartphones (iPhone 5S and HTC One), it looks like LG is also preparing a gold-colored version of its high-end G2.

ePrice spotted a gold LG G2 in Taiwan, where the handset might be available starting the coming months. Prices won’t be different from the black and white versions of the smartphone: $496 (14,900 TWD) for the 16GB model, and $562 (16,900 TWD) for the 32GB one. At the moment, it’s unclear if LG is planning to introduce the golden G2 in more markets.

Released around the world in the second half of 2013, the LG G2 may have reached 3 million units sold in December. It ran Android 4.2 Jelly Bean at launch, and it’s already getting Android 4.4 KitKat - albeit only in South Korea for now.

While the G2 remains LG’s flagship smartphone, the company is seemingly getting ready to introduce a Quad HD successor to it (possibly called LG G3) later this year. It may also launch a G Pro 2 (GD830?). Until the newer handsets are confirmed, who’s interested in getting this golden G2?


source: ePrice (translated) via Android Beat

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  • 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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26 Comments

1. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

One word; UGLY

10. MC_A_DOT

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

+2014 My eyes are burning

23. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Who cares... No one will buy it unless it has Kit Kat 4.4... LG dropping the ball on software yet again with their flagship.. still on 4.2.2.

2. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Why is this even a thing? It looks terrible.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Damn, it looks UGLY, sorry LG. They should've choose red instead of gold, because gold color + glossy plastic = cheap and ugly.

13. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

there is a red version..... both look good...

18. jcdz89

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

Ugly is ugly...it wont change with color. but the phone is a great one in all other aspects.

4. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Nooooooo, not the gold

5. Teja171 unregistered

Metal ? plastic ?

9. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Plastic, of course

6. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I love the g2 in black, but this man it looks like a huge bar of soap dats what she said lol. But man LG u can do better then copying

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

How is that copying? Just because of a color?

14. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

If apple never used the gold color option on the 5s, I doubt other oems would have released their own too.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Because Gold was never an option for phones before the iPhone? Lame comment.

8. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

You know gold colour is still just color, gold colored phones have existed long before

12. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Really?? That's awesome! Which popular device used it?

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Nokia 8800 Gold Arte.

11. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

The G2 is truly a gem of a phone when you own it and can customize (strip) it to your liking, but LG is doing a stupendous job of scaring away customers with excesses.

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Gawdy train.

17. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

not just gold, there is also a red version. Its currently available in Singapore. Rare

20. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Looks so stupid!!!

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Follow the leader, not a bad idea.

25. willard12 unregistered

Exactly. So, are you looking forward to a 5.5 inch iphone coming out?

22. Lmao2013

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

What are you guys talking about. I had a gold motorola razr from AT&T back in day, so please cut the bs nobody is following nobody.

24. GeekMovement unregistered

My first thoughts: UGLY. Same comment as the first one. Man, I mean, the color on this device is not just bad, but the black buttons and camera just slabbed inside an oval on the back just does not express design skills.

26. clarkjeferson

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 22, 2013

The back buttons could've been made of diamond.

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