LG Optimus G is a somewhat fresh smartphone, that debuted on the market only a few weeks ago, being one of the most powerful mobile terminals. Probably that was the reason behind Google’s decision to choose the Optimus G to underpin its Nexus 4 flagship smartphone. Even though LG Optimus G has barely made on the stores shelves, the first rumors about its successor, unofficially dubbed Optimus G2, have already hit the web.
Sources are indicating that the LG Optimus G2 release date have been set for May 2013. It seems that even though the LG Optimus G was supposed to see the light of day in the second half of 2013 – just like its predecessor Optimus G was launched in second half of 2012, the South Korea-based company decided to launch its new flagship before Samsung releases its next ubersmartphone, the Galaxy S4.
Optimus G2 will be the result of the cooperation between some of LG’s divisions, with LG Innotek and LG Display among them and, just like its predecessor it will come with technical specifications worthy of a hig-end smartphone.
Rumor has it that LG Optimus G2 will feature a 5-inch full HD display, providing the same pixel density of 440 ppi, just like HTC Droid DNA’s touch panel. The same reports are saying that Optimus G2 will be powered by a LTE-friendly Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Prime SoC based on a quad-core 2 GHz CPU. It seems that the 4G LTE chip will be integrated on the CPU for improved power efficiency.
LG Optimus G2 will most likely come pre-loaded with Android 5.0 (Key Lime Pie), of course, packing all the goodies Google prepared for us in this new version. Samsung Galaxy S4 will be one of Optimus G2 rivals, a smartphone that will come with similar technical specifications and a similarly-sized display, of course with full HD resolution.