LG's struggle to make Samsung, another South Korean giant, out of limelight continues. The makers behind Nexus 4, is now ready to bring a sequel to successful Optimus G on August 7 in New York City. The Optimus G2 is said to be the next-generation flagship phone for the house of LG.
Earlier in the year, this Seoul-based tech titan had announced the coming of Optimus G Pro in the market. Mistakenly, the LG Optimus G PRO was believed to be the successor to Optimus G. Soon after the launch, media started writing about Optimus G2.
At the same time few alleged images of the so-called Optimus G2 with edge-to-edge screen were spotted on the web. Surely, LG has something to share on August 7. We tried to get in touch with LG many a times, but the tech vendor declined to comment on this topic.
Last week, LG Display: a subsidiary of LG Electronics, announced the world's slimmest Full HD panel for smartphones. The 5.2-inch display will ultimately mark the coming of ultra slim Full HD phones. LG Display( via official press release) says the brightness of this panel stands at 535nits at maximum, and easily trounced other Full HD panels available at the moment. Not only that, this Full HD LCD panel is the slimmest and narrowest among current crop of displays.
Sources close to the Wall Street Journal believe that LG will indeed use a 5.2-inch display having of resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. In fact, G2 is the official name of LG's next-generation flagship phone. Even the invite which was sent to local American media reads "Great 2 Have You."
For an emerging smartphone player like LG, the success of Optimus G2 matters a lot. Back in 2012, when Samsung launched its highly successful Galaxy S3, the Nexus 4 maker also tried to take over its arch rival with Optimus G.
Earlier this year, a report by GSM Arena sheds light on the achievement of LG Optimus G. The phone sold in good numbers (1 million units). However, this magical figure was way less in comparison what Samsung Galaxy S3 achieved. For the first time, in real, LG as a smartphone vendor tasted success. Later, the LG Optimus G Pro went on to become even a bigger puller - thanks to its 5.5-inch Full HD display.
Now everyone is anxiously waiting to get their hands on Optimus G2. Want to know the rumored specifications of G2? Have a look!
The G-series by LG is primarily focused on premium experience. The LG Optimus G2, as mentioned above, is significant for the company because Samsung had announced Galaxy S4 few months back. So the competition is stiff for LG to win back more users. Talking about the phone, it is said that LG will surprise you all with a differentiated design. The volume and power button have been placed on the rear back alongside camera.
Even the capacitive touch button the front panel are gone making the phone button-less. In the name of internal hardware, the Optimus G2 will be stuffed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor coupled with 2GB/3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM. As Google is rumored to announce Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on July 24, one could see Optimus G2 comes with the latest version of Android. Who knows? Stay tuned to GizBot.