Latest in Android

Image credit:

A clear look at LG's upcoming Optimus G2 (update 2: video)

8 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

There's still one month to go before LG officially unveils its Optimus G successor, but thanks to an anonymous tipster, we have a pretty clear idea of what it'll look like. Similar to the G2 leaks we've seen in the past, this upcoming Android flagship falls more in line with the (LG-made) Nexus 4's rounded-edge design than the blockiness of the original Optimus G. As you can see in the image above, the purported G2's 5.2-inch, 1080p display is surrounded by very little bezel, making it appear near edge-to-edge. LG's also foregoing the three capacitive Android navigation buttons featured on the original G in favor of an onscreen (stock Android-like) arrangement. On back, we can clearly see LG is indeed going forward with that quirky volume rocker placement, which puts the controls just below the camera -- rumored to be a 13-megapixel module.

Further corroborating earlier reports and LG's own official confirmation, our tipster pegs the G2's processor as a Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3GHz and paired with 2GB RAM. And although there are no visible signs of carrier branding on its glossy chassis, this particular G2 variant is supposedly headed to Sprint. Which, if true, lines up with the legacy set by the Sprint Optimus G -- a device that also launched free of the Now Network's logo. Apart from a few screens showing the launcher, camera UI and one of LG's various lockscreen options, there's not much more we know about its spec list (i.e. battery size). Though we fully expect more details to leak out in the run-up to August 7th. For now, check out the mini-gallery below and an additional, close up photo of the G2's volume rocker just after the break.

Update: We've received additional photos of the G2's settings menu confirming this model as a Sprint variant running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Update 2: 4Leakz has posted a video (after the break) showing the G2 in action. Reportedly, the phone is "very comfortable" and reminiscent of the Nexus 4, but thinner.

[Thanks, Anonymous]

Gallery: LG Optimus G2 leak | 10 Photos


A clear look at LG's upcoming Optimus G2

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
8 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Reddit bans 61 accounts linked to 'suspected campaign from Russia'

Reddit bans 61 accounts linked to 'suspected campaign from Russia'

View
Noir detective game 'Blacksad' will be out for consoles on December 10th

Noir detective game 'Blacksad' will be out for consoles on December 10th

View
Google is ending support for the Explorer Edition of Glass

Google is ending support for the Explorer Edition of Glass

View
Despite the HQ2 debacle, Amazon will add office space in Manhattan

Despite the HQ2 debacle, Amazon will add office space in Manhattan

View
Apple plans software fix for 16-inch MacBook Pro 'speaker popping'

Apple plans software fix for 16-inch MacBook Pro 'speaker popping'

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr