LG G2 Officially Confirmed as Optimus G Follow-up

LG G2

LG made an important announcement today regarding it’s flagship smartphone for 2013. It seems that the already infamous LG G2 is real, being the successor of the Optimus G (which was used to underpin the Nexus 4), and the beginning of a new LG line-up called simply “G.”

What does the confirmation of LG G2, actually mean? Well, the South Korea-based company will ditch the Optimus brand, as the G2 handset will be the first of a new line-up of premium smartphones. The President and CEO of LG Mobile, Jong-seok Park, said during a press conference that South Korean phone maker aims “to make LG’s newest G devices synonymous with excellence, raising the bar even further for the ultimate in user experience.”

The LG official also said that besides the G devices, the company will also launch Vu terminals with 4:3 aspect ratio displays. The LG G2 was already known to the public because of the several leaks, causing controversy with its rear-mounted Volume rocker. Anyway, do not forget that this is just a confirmation of the LG G2 not the official launch, which is scheduled for August 7th.

What’s even more interesting is that the LG G2 is rumored to serve as foundation for Google’s upcoming Nexus 5. As you probably know the Mountain View-based giant is yet to announce the successor of the Nexus 4 and all the clues are pointing that LG will be the company to manufacture the next-gen Nexus flagship smartphone.

While the LG G2 will be announced on August 7, the rumor mill speculates that the Nexus 5 will be introduced in October. Even though there’s no official confirmation regarding the Nexus 5 release date, the stars are aligning for an October launch. Google will celebrate Android’s 5th birthday this October and as I know Google they will want to mark it with a couple of interesting launches: the Nexus 5 and Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. If you want to know more about the Nexus 5, feel free to follow this link.

Reports are indicating that the LG G2 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU, while sporting 2 GB of RAM. Rumor has it that the next-gen LG flagship will sport a 5.2-inch full HD display and recent spy shots have revealed that it will come with on-screen software Android-specific buttons.

What are you expecting from the LG G2? Do think it will be used to underpin the Nexus 5? Please let us know in the comments section.

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  • newsjunkieintl

    Nexus 5 will be introduced in October, but probably RELEASED (shipped) in November — just like the last two years. October announcement, then November release.

    Part of the reason is Google wants some separation from the G2 release, so LG has time to ramp up production. Last year, Nexus 4 shortages were due to the LG G and Nexus 4 being too close together.