While the LG Optimus G Pro didn’t hit all the markets of the world, we are already talking about the next-gen flagship smartphone of the South Korean company. Unofficially dubbed LG Optimus G2, we were hearing earlier today that the new smartphone will hit the market in the third quarter of the year, and that we might actually see it in flash at IFA Berlin 2013 in September.
Now it’s time to talk about the design of the LG Optimus G2. Rumor has it that the new Android-powered smartphone is so thin that LG had to place the volume up/down and power buttons on the back of the smartphone.
Considering that a yet unannounced Oppo smartphone that will probably become world’s thinnest has a profile of 6.1 mm and there was no problems placing the volume buttons on the sides, I am expecting the LG Optimus G2 to be even thinner than this.
I guess that the LG Optimus G2 will be about 5.9 mm thin, which will be enough for it to smash some records and, in the same time, be extremely thin and good looking.
The problem is that placing the physical buttons on the back of the device doesn’t seem like a good idea. I my opinion it would minimize the ergonomics of the device.
Anyway, it’s not the first time when we hear about buttons being placed on the back lid, as it was rumored that the Motorola X Phone will have a touch button in that area.
According to reports the LG Optimus G2 will boast a full HD display sized 5 inches, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset, 13 megapixel camera and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.