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Report: LG Optimus G2 and others to be unveiled on August 7th

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Report: LG Optimus G2 and others to be unveiled on August 7th
On Thursday, we told you that LG had sent out invites to an "international media event" scheduled for August 7th in New York City. A published report on Saturday says that the LG Optimus G2 (LG-D800) will be unveiled at the event.  The Korean manufacturer wants to steal the thunder away from its hometown rival Samsung, by introducing the model before the Samsung Galaxy Note III sees the light of day. Despite some talk that Sammy might move up the launch date of the next iteration of its phablet line, most believe that the device will still be introduced at IFA 2013 in Berlin during September.

The LG Optimus G2 is coming to the party well-spec'd to say the least. Imagine a 5 inch panel with 1080 x 1920 resolution (known in the circles we hang around as FHD) and a powerful quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor driving the phone. Did the hair on the back of your neck just stand up? The Adreno 330 GPU is handling the graphic chores while 2GB of RAM keeps multitaskers from pulling their hair. A 13MP shooter is on back and LG's Optimus UI runs on top of Android 4.2.2. Those are the kind of numbers that get you invited to any party on South Beach.

Besides the LG Optimus G2, the OEM is also going to debut the LG Optimus L9 II (LG-D600) and the LG-D500. The former carries a 4.7 inch display with resolution of 720 x 1280 and a dual-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor is under the hood. The unit comes with support for NFC and with Android 4.1.2 pre-installed. The LG-D500 is entry level material with a 540 x 960 (qHD) display and a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chip inside. The GPU is an Adreno 302 and a 3MP snapper is on back. The phone supports Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and has Android 4.1.2 pre-installed.

By the way, when you look at the picture of the LG Optimus G2 in the slideshow below, note how it appears to be that mystery device sans front buttons that we showed you early last month.


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source: TechTastic

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