Well, it’s official LG has named the successor to its flagship Optimus G as the “LG G2” – dropping the Optimus name from its high-end smartphone line.
The phone will follow a slightly different design to what most user have come to consider the norm for smartphone design. Leaked images on the web have shown a rear-mounted volume rocker next to the camera lens as well as a 5.2-inch 1080p display.
“LG’s G series device powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors will redefine the smartphone experience through stunning performance, rich graphics and outstanding battery efficiency,” the company said.
“Our vision is to make LG’s newest G devices synonymous with excellence, raising the bar even further for the ultimate in user experience,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The new G2 will build upon the excellent reputation established by previous G Series products.”
What we do know about the inside of the device is that Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 800 processor will power the phone. The chipset, which is about as powerful as it gets in the world of smartphones right now, has yet to appear in a smartphone consumers can actually buy.
There is no current UK release date for the LG G2 but there is a scheduled LG launch event on August 7th in New York for what is believed to be the new handset.