LG presented the LG G2, their brand new flagship device and its specs are looking great at the moment. It comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, but it should receive the OTA Update to Android 4.3 until the end of this year and, it should be ready for release in September.
Basically, LG G2 5.2 inch smartphone will replace the Optimus G model and it becomes LG’s main asset for 2013.
LG G2 smartphone will be available in the United States from Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon in the following weeks, while all the other world regions should get it soon after the US launch. The first country other than the US to get the LG G2 will be South Korea. There is no official pricing set for it. Also, besides the four major carriers, the LG G2 should be available from all big retailers too despite the fact that there is no official word on it.
LG’s new flagship device has received the G2 name and it packs a 5.2 inch 1080p Full HD IPS LCD 424 ppi display, a 2.25 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage with support for up to 64GB more that can be added via external microSD, 3000 mAh removable battery, 13MP rear-facing camera and 2.1 front-facing camera, LTE and LTE-A support, HSDPA, GSM, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, IR Blaster, microUSB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Low-Energy. It will come in Black and White.
The operating system that comes with LG G2 is the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, while the Android 4.3 OTA Update will be released later this year.
An interesting fact about the G2 smartphone is the fact that the volume rocker buttons along with the Power/ Camera shutter button have been all placed on its back. Also, the notification LED is also place on the back part of LG G2. Besides the hardware specs there are some great features that will be released with this new smartphone. More below.
The LG G2 software features and new UI components that will be released for the first time with it are as following: KnockON, Answer Me, Plug and Pop, Text Link, Guest Mode, Slide Aside and Quick Remote.
KnockON feature is a great one as it allows you to unlock / lock the LG G2 screen by knocking its display twice. Answer Me sensor allows you to simply place the phone to your ear and answer automatically a call without tapping the screen. Text Link function is a text managing tool that you can use to easily select SMS text and then copy it in a memo, create a calendar note or conduct an Internet search.
GuestMode allows you to create a different, but limited, user, so that those who use it will have access only to selected apps or features. This new feature resembles the multi-user one that is already present in Android 4.2.2 / Android 4.3 for Nexus tablets, which means that now the LG G2 is the first device with support for multi-users.
Slide Aside gesture allows you to use a ‘3 – finger swipe’ in order to move from an app to another by simply sliding your fingers across the screen. Quick Remote feature allows you to control all the other home entertainment gadgets in your house. These are the most interesting facts about this device and now you should only wait for more details on the official availability and pricing.
So, are you excited about the LG G2 ? Do you want one, you’re eager to test it yourself or you’ll be waiting for it to be reviewed by all major technology web sites before making any decisions ?
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