Rumors that LG is going to try something different and unique with the successor to the Optimus G have been swirling from the beginning of the year. The first time we’ve heard that LG was going to make a device so thin that volume rockers wouldn’t fit on the sides, we were skeptical. But then another report came out last week, saying essentially the same thing. And today, we have some visual proof, courtesy of @evleaks.
As you can see in the pics below, LG is preparing a super slim device, with an edge-to-edge display and volume buttons positioned on the back, near the camera. And, the device is indeed going to be called G2, without the Optimus brand. All the recent leaks were spot on.
Let’s analyze the images in more detail. The first slide shows us that LG gave up on the capacitive keys present on the Optimus G, opting instead for onscreen keys, like those on Nexus devices. The bezel of the display seems very narrow, and the device appears to be very thin. However, from the next image, we can tell that the G2 will likely have tapered edges, similar to the curved profile of the HTC One.
On to the intriguing part – the two volume buttons are located just under the camera module, with what appears to be a notification light ring acting as a separator. Some say that the ring is actually a fingerprint scanner, and it’s even possible that the feature is both a scanner and a notification light. At first blush, the buttons on the back may seem an unwieldy setup, but come to think of it, they might actually be more accessible there.
We know that the LG G2 will come with a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 13MP camera. In fact, aside of the capacity of the battery, we know almost every important detail about the LG G2. August 7 can’t come soon enough.