LG declares the G2 as its next premium smartphone

Ian Hardy

July 18, 2013 8:03 am

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LG announced today that the ‘Optimus’ branding has been scrapped from their flagship smartphones. This naming scheme was unveiled a few years ago and brought forward such devices as the Optimus G, Optimus 4G LTE, Optimus Pad and Optimus 3D.

The reason was to usher in a new era of premium devices, namely the new “G” brand, thus officially declaring that the first device will be the G2 (which has been heavily leaked online). LG notes that “our vision is to make LG’s newest G devices synonymous with excellence, raising the bar even further for the ultimate in user experience. The new G2 will build upon the excellent reputation established by previous G Series products.”

LG is holding a media event in New York on August 7th and the G2 is expected to be on display. Rumoured specs of this next flagship have it coming with the volume buttons on the back, a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display, 2.3Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, 13MP camera and a 2540mAh battery.

Source: LG
(Thanks Todd!)

  • Liberal Phone Person

    Asus already has the transformer prime. They should work together on the Asus/LG Optimus Prime Transformer. …And get promptly sued by Hasbro.

    • rgl168

      Hasbro already did – and the judge tossed out the case.

  • Miguel

    Should HAVE! :)

  • southerndinner

    LG G2?
    rofl. Cute attempt to emulate the S series with a letter for a premium phone [not that LG has anything premium] but “LGG2″ doesn’t have much of a ring to it.