WSJ sources confirm one-glass 5.2" Full HD display for the LG Optimus G2

WSJ sources confirm one-glass 5.2
People "familiar with the matter" have confirmed for the Wall Street Journal that LG will indeed be placing a 5.2" display on a device destined to be called Optimus G 2.

The publication continues that this might indeed be the same "world's slimmest" 1920x1080 pixels LCD panel that LG bragged about developing recently. LG calls its technology Advanced One-Glass-Solution (OGS), as dual flexible printed circuits are inserted between the panel and touch film, reducing by 30% the number of lines. 

Each pixel contains regular RGB sub-pixels, and the display sports the pretty high 535 nits of peak brightness, as well as a high contrast ratio for easier readability. Watch the 5.2" panel in action outside in this leaked video below, and summon up your patience until August 7th, when it will all be revealed.

source: WSJ

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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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27 Comments

1. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

I don't think this would make a drastic difference..

10. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Drastic? No. Something that adds to the slimmer design? Yes. It's all the little things that make a phone great, LG is on the right path to restore my faith in them. Especially if this ends up being the next Nexus model as well.

15. Maaaaaaaaster

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

It wont be. Clearly, in the video there is the LG UI. Plus, Google now owns Motorola, why would it want LG to make its next Nexus?

17. evil_slayer

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

i think he meant that if this would be the same case of LG optimus g and the nexus 4(same specs except from the cam,and the two shared the back pattren/design) it actually would be great if nexus 5 came with the same specs as the G2,i mean with the amazing specs and google price,it would make a killer phone,and i think its likely to happen. and reagarding google owning moto,as they previously stated owning moto will not mean favoring them among other manufacturers,so if they choose moto to make the next nexus(which i really,really wish it happen) it wont be becase they bought them we'll see how things turn out

20. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

LG is rumored to do the next Nexus phone and like the G/N4 the G2/N5 rebranding is possible. The Moto X will go cheap on it's own, without the Nexus branding, again according to rumors.

2. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

I want to see more smartphones with slimmer screens so they can incorporate bigger batteries instead of putting in octa cores quad is enough for most people and they can perform well and what app uses 8 cores at a time i dont think its needed imo.

5. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

you don't know exactly how the octa core processor works, right? ;-)

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It's pretty simple really. The octacore uses its eight eyes to see what you're trying to look up, and then it uses multithreading technology to spin the Web.

11. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

i do know how they work, 4 low power cores are used when your surfing the web etc and 4 high power cores for when heavy duty gaming or something, but its hard for app designers to code 4 parallel cores my thought would be a dualcore s8 at 2ghz and and a dual s4 at 1.5ghz as a high power low power so you still have space for a capable battery and its easier to core but still has power

3. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

LG is definitely on the right track, and the G2 looks like a pretty slick design. I'm still not sold on the volume rocker/power button on the back, but at least they're trying to push the design envelope a bit.

9. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

what design are they pushing?? that is a copier of s4 and nexus they even trying so hard that's why they left behind

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And Samsung copied that basic design from Apple, who copied it from LG or Sony depending on who you believe. The rounded-off rectangle is what works for touchscreens. Of the major manufacturers, only Sony and Nokia (and to a lesser extent Motorola) buck the trend. So let's focus instead on what you can do within the confines of a rounded rectangle: refine the screen size, bezels, speakers, and buttons.

21. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

well theres not really another shape you can give a smartphone, like a sphere or prism maybe lol

22. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

My point was that the "copier of s4" complaint above is unfounded. Yes, there have been LGs that look like Galaxys (the G Pro is very similar to the look of the Note), but otherwise I don't think it's true. You could say the same of HTC designs, but at least HTC found a way to tweak the usual roundy rectangle a bit with its dual front speakers.

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

WOW! And here's why they put the buttons on the back of the phone: there's almost no bezel, so there's no room to put them on either side. Great design by LG!

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The side bezels like about the same as the Xperia ZL and Galaxy S4. I think they still could have put them on the sides. I think I would prefer them on the sides, but I haven't used them, so I'll wait and see. I think the side bezels are about the prefect size for phones, since I find it easier to hold with tiny bezels. Also the thinner screen means they can squeeze a bigger battery in.

7. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Doubtful about the ergonomic use of the alleged back volume rocker. Rather they could have gone for touch sensitive back panel. But the volume rocker may serve as a good idea for zoom in/out button for pictures and videos.

8. Kurai unregistered

Why do I feel like LG optimus g pro looks a lot like samesung note 2(on the front) . . .and lg optimus g2 looks like shamesung galaxy s4? not sure . . just my opinion . . . btw the screen is amazing on the g2 unlike the oversaturated and unnatural-looking colors on the samoled

16. lovefist unregistered

i agree, its sad that LG designs their 2013 phones with a whole lot of samsung flavor. but that bezel is so damn thin, it's actually very pretty.

12. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

This will be the next NEXUS 5 coming out in Oct! Can't wait!!!

14. SakuroAkino

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 12, 2013

Stiit wont sell better out of korea....lg better come up with good design Samsung and you suck in design

19. roldxx

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

sony should learn from lg how to minimize bezels

23. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Seriously. That Sony Honami leak totally shows off how unattractive and space consuming those edges are. It really put me off.

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I thought Sony learnt after they release the Xperia ZL and specifically mentioned the tiny bezels, and claimed they were the smallest. But the Honami leaks suggest other whys, I am very disappointed. I hope the real Honami is different and more like the Xperia ZL.

27. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

I think those leaks are pretty accurate, unfortunately. Those bezels will be humongous and Ikr? I thought they learned with the ZL. It seems that isn't the case...

24. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Volume rocker? WTF!!!

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