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

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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Optimus L9 II
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2150 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)
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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47 Comments

1. FlushGordon unregistered

Too bad they're always LATE in most countries It's been a damn while since the G Pro has been released and it is yet to arrive in our shores

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

Are you American? If so, AT&T has been carrying it for months.

27. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It is available in my country too. Where do you live?

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Qui can't wait for this powerhouse, and 6 days after my birthday....yay!

3. wendygarett unregistered

I wish it's onscreen button, but why the ui.... I prefer stock ui or Huawei ui onscreen button

10. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

I most interested to L9 II with on screen button, I saw the L9 in tmobile store and I like the design concept of it.

41. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Onscreen buttons are nice. I just wish they gave it an option to be transparent. (or maybe it already is an option) Like if any of you are familiar with the GS4 (or any other phone that does the same) the top notification bar thats normally black is transparent on the GS4 TouchWiz skin. Maybe add a smart functionality that automatically changes the colors of the buttons so that they stay visible when the color of the wallpaper/app background changes.

4. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

that looks like a samsung phone. seems lg is copying the samsung formula to success.

9. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

They are brothers from Korea!

35. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They are rivals actually.

36. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Can you tell which Samsung device is similar to this leaked LG device?

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Ah, my next phone! So, do I need to wait until next year for this phone to arrive in my country? I guess so. We all know that LG is always late to release their phones to most countries. -__-' But nevertheless, bring it on LG!

31. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

No you won't have to wait. LG is improving. Bring it on LG! We need refreshed UI!

6. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

The L9 II sounds like a decent model, pity it's still on 4.1.2, plus it has the decent size that many would go for. But no doubt the star of the show is the G2, cannot wait to see what LG bring.

12. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

The menu is in Persian!!!

13. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

Hell ya the design is away better than note 3 like it is very beautiful amazing design I expected to note 3 to be like this

15. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Very very curious about this phone. Looks like a really nice, streamlined design with a UI closer to stock than past Optimus. And LG would have learned from the Nexus 4 just like Samsung learned from the Nexus S and GNex. Big question will be carrier support. Can LG get all the major carriers on board like Samsung and HTC have their flagships?

18. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

If LG does make the next Nexus phone, I hope it is based off of their leaked G2 leak.

24. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

With the obvious difference being pricing, a G2 Google Edition would practically be the Nexus 5.

23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

LG Doing good pushing out their Optimus line up. Now they need too put it on every carrier if they want sales

28. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

New company now builds 4gb ddr3 ram for smartphones but I don't know why it didn't used ? In any new smartphones

30. papss unregistered

I love the specs G2 but can't get past the design language they have went to.. Why did they stop designing like they did with the G? I hate the SS design.. The front even bothers me... Why LG? I want to love you.. Hell the price for the pro is crazy cheap right now and would almost get it but I know we are on the cusp of the S800 phones

45. selena1000

Posts: 85; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

i kinda think that g2 looks better than galaxy s4

46. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I think the G2 looks much better than the S4 and is at least evolving phone design with buttonless streamlining. I eagerly await this device and hope it comes to Verizon.

49. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

LG has the nicest looking phones, but they kind of went bizzaro with the Nexus 4, Optimus Pro, and this. Their candy bar back slab designs are gorgeous and they should stick to it no matter what the haters say. Sony is sticking to it and LG should too.

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