New LG Optimus G smartphone to be announced on May 30

LG has a big announcement to make and May 30 is when we'll learn what it's all about! What you see here is a press invitation that the Korean company is now sending, with a picture of what appears to be a smartphone looked at from the side. Yeah, there's a butterfly wing sticking out of it as well, presumably placed there to make the invitation look prettier. Or could it actually be interpreted as a hint of some kind?

The colorful detail seen above may indicate that LG will introduce some next-gen screen technology, according to speculations. The company has been recently trying to promote the IPS-LCD screens used in its smartphones, so that presumption isn't quite as wild as it seems. 

As for the smartphone seen in the invitation, it design elements remind us of the LG Optimus G Pro, although it could be a new, visually similar model. The rumored LG Optimus G2, perhaps? Or will it be this mysterious LG smartphone that leaked not long ago? We can only guess. All we know is that the phone bound to be unveiled at the event will be a member of the LG Optimus G series, scheduled to launch in Asian markets first. That last detail there might explain why the announcement will take place in Macau.

What do you, guys, think? What will LG announce on May 30? Let us know down in the comments!

source: TechRadar



1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I think LG will announce the Optimus G2 (the mysterious LG smartphone). Geez......I really like that leaked photo of the mysterious LG smartphone, the front looks gorgeous!

27. TheBitterTruth unregistered

You must be trying to say "Better than Galaxy"

34. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

BINGO! This is the truth! "Life's Good When You Have ImaGination".

28. oldmandaddy

Posts: 64; Member since: May 01, 2010

the true Samsung killer is born.

35. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I agree!

2. feres13

Posts: 307; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Google I/O, WWDC, Xbox event, Lumia event,and now an LG event! That will be an interesting month!

38. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

LoL at xbox event

3. papss unregistered

I really love the optimus g and hope this one kept the sexy design

11. desijatt

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

looks like it will have some 3d or more realistic screen as colours are splashing out of screen...just guessing....

4. pslee

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

optimus g2 will have 5.5inch screen with 8 core processor and 3gb ram. my brother in law works for LG in korea an an engineer for smartphones and he said it will launch sometime in the fall, but i guess they are bringing it out earlier.

6. galaxymega6.3

Posts: 33; Member since: May 08, 2013

with that kind of spec, I rather get note3, who cares about this, the LG itself is already a joke


Posts: 2; Member since: May 08, 2013

Man im using Note 2 and i had purchased LG optimus 4x HD the user interface is much sexy in LG then in Note 2. as well as camera clearity is much crisp in LG. i will never pruchase Samsung.. No offence i had use many samsung devices and apart from that Motorola and LG. I was actually waitin for this phone...

8. galaxymega6.3

Posts: 33; Member since: May 08, 2013

Are you alright? LG has a very bad reputation when it comes to poor build quality, slow software update, bad customer service, and horrible sudden death issue. Sold optimus g pro and got s4, best decision i ever made

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

.........the worst decision you ever made, I'd rather buy the Optimus G Pro instead of the S4. I love the Optimus G Pro!

19. debugger919 unregistered

You are right, my LGOGP will be delivered to me tomorrow, can't wait !!

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

You ordered the Optimus G Pro? Awesome! You have a good taste bro!


Posts: 2; Member since: May 08, 2013

please don't talk about the poor build. i do agree about the slow software update but talk about samsung man you get updates now a days. its only a hype that software update is fast but its actually not the full fledged. lg give update but pretty legimate.

14. mittalmailbox

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

LG will probably go for Qualcomm SoC, and it supports only 4 cores. and i think if this device is G2 then screen size will be 4.7-5.0".

23. puckhead

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

5.5" ??? isnt that the pro, I bet this phone is 5.0" but 1080p this time around

25. pslee

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

i asked this in february and he said there are two phones, which is G2 and GK. GK is the code name for optimus G pro, which was only for At&t. from the conversation, he said 5.5 inch for both, but I can confirm.

5. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

I hope the new screen is the successor of the NOVA display

9. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Exciting times, we will finally have a 2nd true competitor to the GS4 other than the Htc One :)

12. pslee

Posts: 40; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

i think optimus g2 will be in a different league. more like competitor for note 3.

10. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Colorful, thin and light like a Butterfly!? :D

13. Kelley71

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

Am I the only one who thinks of Microsoft when technology sports a butterfly?

16. yasir-921

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Guys, LG will launch the International variant of the G Pro. I contacted LG Pakistan, and they confirmed the launch of G Pro in Pakistan in June. So most probably, LG ia going to launch the International Version of Optimus G Pro. It will launch in India, Pakistan etc.

17. yasir-921

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

See the phone in the invitation. Its the Optimus G Pro. So far, we have 3(if I'm not wring) versions. 1st is Korean, 2nd is AT&T's and 3rd in Vietnamese. There is no version for the rest of the globe as a whole so far. So LG is launching the International and unlocked version of the G Pro. As soon as it's launching in Pakistan, i'll buy it!

18. yasir-921

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

How can LG launch the G2 or any other mysterious smart phone when G Pro is barely available globally? G2 or Nexus 5 will be launched later this year.

21. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Why not? look at samsung, SG Core SG mega 6.3 SG mega 5.8 S2 plus S4 Active SGS4 in less than 6 months LOL


Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Yeah I think this is a international or Chinese version for the G pro thats why it is in Macau.I don't think they would announce a phone 3 months before they sell it, the Qualcomm 800 it not even in production until a little later this month.

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