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LG G2 coming to a plethora of Canadian carriers ‘this fall’

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The LG G2 is coming to canada in a fierce way. Rogers and TELUS already confirmed that this flagship would make a presence on its lineup, but today LG announced that the Android, with its unique rear button layout, will also arrive on Bell, SaskTel, Videotron and WIND Mobile this fall.

There’s no word on pricing, but the G2 will be available in both white and black. A refresher of specs: 5.2-inch full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (423 ppi), 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 32GB internal memory, 2GB RAM, 13MP camera with a 2.1 front-facing camera, 3,000mAh battery and a width of only 8.9mm.

The G2 will ship with Android OS 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but LG notes that there are “planned OS upgrades.”

In addition, LG hinted at more devices launching, specifically stating that the G2 is “the first smartphone introduced under LG’s new ‘G’ Series for premium devices.” Perhaps we’ll see the rumoured LG G-Pad tablet be unveiled.

When the G2 was officially announced last week we had an opportunity to grab a hands-on, check it out here.

SourceLG Canada
  • hunkyleepickle

    Too late! I suspect it won’t make make it to market until after the note 3, its biggest competitor, and the new iphone(s). When will these companies get it? Announce and release almost immediately, if you have any hope of success!

    • Dimitri

      Apple waits 2-3 weeks after announcing it to release it. Samsung releases their phones 2-3 weeks as well after announcing them. They are still able to get success.

      Its not really to late per say. You are not the only person in the world you know. lol.. The new iPhone (s) will be the same as the old ones but with different colors & MAYBE a high camera / internal parts. It will not match anything else tho. The Note 3 we have seen specs leaked out but even so, not many will be buying the Note 3 or any phone with a huge a*s screen like that. My personal opinion tho.

    • hunkyleepickle

      The difference is that apple always announces, immediately gives a price, pre-order day, and release date, all in a very small time frame. LG did none of this. Samsung does the same to a lesser extent, but also relies heavily on it carpet bombing marketing technique to keep its new devices in the public mindshare. And if you don’t think the note series is a huge, huge seller, then your just plain wrong. It might not be for me and you, but I see almost as many notes as I do iPhones.

  • not4metoday

    I’m not that happy that LG is making variances of the LG G2. Verizon is getting wireless charging (exclusively), eastern countries are getting 2 batteries (smaller batteries) with separate charger and sd card?

    BUT, I am still going to get this as soon as it is available as I loved the LG OG. It was one of the smoothest phones I’ve had.

    • Bri

      Yea the Optimus G had very good ratings/reviews everywhere. But this phone is just really ugly.. and I don’t think I like the plastic body.

    • Ugslick

      Yeah, the back is not too impressive (usually LG phones are great looking).. allthough the camera module and buttons look good. The front is just sexy though, no way around that at least. :P

    • Brandon Roberts

      I held it today at work – it’s actually very nice. Bright and crisp screen. The bezels are SO tiny. I mean the pictures show that, but it’s hard to grasp until you see it in person. The button on the back seemed difficult to wield, but I only held it for a few moments. It’s also really light and pocket-able.

      Will probably switch from my Note 2.

    • Bri

      but I noticed from the videos I watched, the actual screen doesn’t go all the way to the bezel. There is a tiny “empty” spaces in between the bezel and the screen and you should look for that next time you get to play with the phone. That, I was really disappointed.

  • Brandon Roberts

    I’m still excited for WIND to get it… It will be expensive though!

  • Kenny G

    Does anybody think the phone will work on Fido?

    • Bri

      Yea definitely

    • Dimitri

      Rogers, Telus, Bell, Sasktel version will work on Fido on the 3G/4G &LTE networks. You just need to unlock the device to add it on Fido.

    • Kenny G

      When you say unlock the device, does that mean I have to buy the device unlock from one of those carriers, then bring it to Fido?

    • Dimitri

      When you buy the device from the carriers, it will be locked to the carrier you buy it from. Rogers offers a $50 unlocking fee straight there & then if you buy it outright. Telus offers it for $35 tho.

      If you want, you can unlock the device from somewhere else online or at a cellphone store for a bit cheaper.

      The phone does NOT come unlocked from the carrier tho.

    • Kenny G

      Thanks Dimitri. This year I plan on buying a unlocked smartphone, and I’ve never done it before. Thanks again for the tips.

    • Dimitri

      You are very welcome! :)

  • Balls O’Steele

    5.2″ damn that thang’s massive. That ain’t a phone, that a tablet! Won’t fit in me pocket yo.

    • Hilman in Edmonton

      Considering its tiny bezels, it will fit in your pocket just fine. Its footprint is just a few mm bigger than S4 or Nexus 4.

  • William Worlde

    Plethora? 6-7 carriers. Really? I like “big words”; they broaden my mind. But, they should be used judiciously. See, now that’s a perfect example! :-)

    No comments on the phone; we’ll be easily discussing a new one next week.

  • fraughtwith

    I don’t understand why so many carriers have to pick up the same phone when there are plenty of other interesting phones that don’t get picked up at all. If the Nokia Lumia 1020 doesn’t get picked up in Canada, it’s a complete head scratcher. I mean it’s just the best cameraphone ever made and the whole of the internet has been talking about it.

  • MrGreen72

    Vidéotron! You don’t say!

    I was disappointed that they didn’t get the HTC One but this one looks like a worthy upgrade from my S3.

  • Allan

    How many people are actually looking forward to its arrival in Canada? I find myself intrigued and excited for the G2, but it’s just going to be another phone that we’ll have to shell out $200 upfront and commit to a 2-year term with a minimum $80 monthly payment.

    CRTC forgot all about minimum monthly spends and upfront payments, Robellus is not getting my money on this phone.

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