When we reviewed the G2, we thought LG’s flagship phone to be a spec-hunter’s dream, marred by a bad build and worse software. In celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year, LG has announced a new version of the G2 that solves one of those problems.
Spec-wise, the LG G2 LE is identical to its predecessor, sporting a 5.2-inch 1920×1080 pixel IPS display, 2.26Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 3000mAh battery, and 13MP rear camera. However, the G2 LE opts for a new textured back cover (available in gold and red), which should eliminate the slippy grip and fingerprint issues of the original. And while the G2 LE still comes with Android 4.2.2, recent video of an impending 4.4 KitKat update show that LG’s Android skin will soon be less frustrating to use.
The LG G2 LE will probably never make it to Canadian shores, but hopefully LG will release a similar version with the same improvements (KitKat out of the box would also be nice) here this year. Otherwise, start looking for a helpful vendor willing to ship the improved case overseas.