LG G2 hands-on

LG was unsurprisingly silent regarding a Canadian launch for the G2 at its New York City event, but it's making up for that today with initial release details for the country. As in the US, LG plans to support most larger carriers: its 5.2-inch phone will be available this fall through Bell, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, Videotron and Wind Mobile. There are no mentions of pricing at this stage, although the Canadian G2 will share the American variant's 3,000mAh battery and 32GB of storage. It will at least offer more variety in the local smartphone selection -- when the G2 ships, many Canucks will see at least two Android flagships on their network of choice.

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LG G2 Coming to Canada

LG's latest premium device introduces new direction in Smartphone design

TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - LG Electronics (LG) today announced the all new LG G2 smartphone will be coming to Canadian carriers and retailers this fall. The first smartphone introduced under LG's new "G" Series for premium devices, the LG G2, will be available through carrier partners Bell Mobility, Rogers, SaskTel, TELUS, Videotron and WIND Mobile as well as national retailers Best Buy, Future Shop, Target Mobile™, Tbooth wireless, The Source, WIRELESS etc. and WIRELESSWAVE.

Announced globally last week in New York City, LG's newest flagship device brings more customer-centric innovations. Based on LG's research of consumer lifestyles and behaviours, the smartphone offers users more real-life benefits such as ergonomic design, practical functions and an intuitive user experience.

"In developing the LG G2, we listened to and learned from what consumers were telling us they wanted in a premium smartphone," said Geoffrey McMurdo, Vice President Mobile Communications, LG Canada. "LG G2 features a unique design with an ultra thin display bezel and innovative rear key, intuitive user experience and time saving innovations. Through our strong carrier and retail partnerships, our most exciting and ambitious mobile phone, the LG G2 will be available to Canadians nationally this fall."

Key Specifications:

Processor: 2.26GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 featuring quad CPU
Display: 5.2-inch Full HD IPS (1080 x 1920 pixels / 423 ppi)
Memory: 32GB
RAM: 2GB LPDDR3 800MHz
Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS / Front 2.1MP
Battery: 3,000mAh
Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 (with planned OS upgrades)
Size: 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm
Colours: Black / White

For more information on the LG G2, please visit LG Canada at www.lg.com. You can also follow us on facebook.com/LGCanada and twitter @LGCanada.

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LG G2 coming to six major Canadian carriers this fall