LG introduced its new flagship smartphone a couple of days ago, the LG G2, but the representatives of the South Korea-based phone maker failed to reveal the release date or the price of the handset.
Even though LG mentioned that the new LG G2 will become available at over 130 retailers in US, Europe, and South Korea “in the next couple of months,” it didn’t reveal the exact launch date of the smartphone. Even so, hear that the LG G2 is already up for pre-order at a German retailer.
Notebooksbilliger.de is now accepting pre-orders for the high-end smartphone and it has even set the price for the 16 and 32 GB models. The 16 GB LG G2 has a price tag of €599, while the 32 GB model is only €30 more expensive, costing €629. The German retailer has both the white and the black variants available for pre-order, but it’s not mentioning when the shipping will begin.
The same retailer also lists the LG G2 price for Vodafone, therefore the 16 GB model is priced €49.90 while the 32 GB model is priced €79.99, both available with two-year subscriptions.
If the prices listed by Notebooksbilliger.de are confirmed, then we should expect the off-contract prices in US to be of $599 and $629 for the 16 and 32 GB models, respectively. For the time being, both Sprint and Verizon confirmed that the LG G2 will be hitting their stores soon, but they didn’t reveal the exact date.
In case you don’t know it already, the LG G2 boasts a 5.2-inch True HD-IPS + LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and Gorilla Glass 3 protection, while running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, with LG’s proprietary user interface applied on top of it.
The high-end smartphone developed by the South Korean phone maker is underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with a quad-core Krait 400 CPU clocked at 2.26 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU. The LG G2 technical specs list also includes 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage (microSD cards not supported) and a Li-Po 3,000 mAh battery that should be able to keep it away for 27 hours of typical usage.
In terms of connectivity the LG G2 comes with HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC module, and infra red blaster.
LG has fitted a 13 megapixel camera on the back of the G2, packing autofocus, LED flash, panorama, HDR, optical image stabilization, and 1080p@30fps video recording support. The front-facing camera of the device is a 2.1 megapixel unit, also capable of recording full HD videos.
One of the most interesting things about the LG G2 is the Power and Volume buttons placement. LG claims that it’s uncomfortable to reach to the sides of the smartphones with big displays to press the Volume or Power buttons, therefore the South Korean company placed the aforementioned buttons on the back of the handset, right below the camera.