Leaked pictures show off the back buttons of the LG G2

Leaked pictures show off the back buttons of the LG G2
Early last month, we showed you a mystery photo of an LG device without any buttons on front. At the time, we said that it might be the LG G2. That device is expected to eventually come to market with buttons on the back of the phone, and that feature is now confirmed thanks to some leaked photos of the phone from reliable leaker evleaks. Just last week, LG and Qualcomm announced that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 would be driving the phone. In fact, the Korean manufacturer said that the silicon would be found on all of its high-end "G" series phones.

Wait! What happened to the Optimus title? LG says that the name will now be reserved for low to mid-end handsets while "G" will be used to denote its top-shelf phones. The pictures leaked by evleaks looks to be part of an advertisement or might have been captured from a series of promotional slides.

The pictures leaked show the volume rocker on the back with the camera lens above it. Next to the lens is what appears to be a flash. The whole design is different to say the least and the front of the phone shows a narrower bezel. While the phone could be launched in Korea as soon as next month, the device is expected to be unveiled at LG's international media event on August 7th.


source: @evleaks via AndroidandMe

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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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26 Comments

1. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

To me having a big plus-minus sign on the back of the phone is just plain ugly. It doesnt look right maybe if the color matched the back of the phone and it was just a raised plus-minus but not that

5. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

LG still stuck in 2010 design. Its sad how companies dont learn.

16. tswsabeer

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Don't judge it too soon. It may have added functionality.

24. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

May be it is more useful and fucntional

2. iampun33t

Posts: 136; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

No images visible. EDIT: Images back again after writing to you.

3. mohann

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

back button look awkward!!!

6. mi55u unregistered

I cant see te back button, where's it?

12. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

i think mohann meant the buttons on the back of the phone... not an actual back button

13. mi55u unregistered

OK THX

4. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I think it's really neat idea. And, dare i say it, innovative. There may be some trade-offs though.

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, they could improve functionality, but trade-off is they look bad.

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

what is this?

8. Meleagru

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 03, 2012

That is one sexy phone

9. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

please don't have the + and -

10. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Am I the only one who finds this hard to get used to? I mean, sure, one button for Multitasking and Camera worked fine on the GD510, but this arrangement is rather awkward.

11. santy

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

The front screams 2013 , the back says 2003

17. tswsabeer

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Let's hope the features are apt for 2013.

22. whoyton2

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

They definitely will be I think, I've heard that it will have a new octa core processor other than the exynos 5

23. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I heard it will run on Snapdragon 800..

15. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

A bad, weird design. This is like some fancy chinese phone from 2009-10 era.

25. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

GS4's front??

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Looks pretty nice to me. Not sure I like the volume buttons on the back though.

19. kdealltheway

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

It will be hard to press the keys without pushing the display with your thumb or squeezing your phone like a madman, and why did they mark the buttons if they are on the back... Personaly I don't like it but I've met people with some strange tastes, so...

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i think it's a pretty neat design. o: i like it.

21. kangpinpapa

Posts: 8; Member since: May 03, 2013

Lg mentioned that it is for slim design and bigger screen. Back button is for power and volume key. G2 will have a soft key. I hope actual design of back is better than the picture.

26. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I am hoping for edge-to-edge to display.

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