Rumor: LG G2 to launch in July in Korea, ahead of August 7 media event

June 24, 2013
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The LG Optimus G’s successor, which is rumored to be called simply LG G2, is now said to launch in July in the company’s home country, and later in other markets.

The company has already issued press invites for an August 7 media event taking place in New York, supposedly to unveil the LG G2, but the handset will reportedly arrive earlier in South Korea.

A few days ago, LG announced that the successor to the Optimus G – the company did not refer to the device as the G2 in the press release – will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, just as previously rumored.

However, other specs and features have not been revealed. A different rumor did say that the G2 will feature a new design, with buttons placed on the back of the handset. Slim bezels and, therefore, an edge-to-edge display are also to be expected, although nothing is official yet.

In addition to saying that the handset will be announced in July in South Korea, DDaily also says that the handset will come with LTE-Advanced support, another expected feature for the device. A Samsung Galaxy S4 version also packing a Snapdragon 800 CPU and LTE-Advanced capabilities is also supposed to hit the same market soon.

Comparatively, the first Optimus G model was announced in mid-September 2012, launching in various countries in the months that followed. The handset is of particular importance considering that it’s an almost identical version of the fourth-generation Nexus smartphone.

Obviously, we’re very curious to see whether an LG Nexus 5 similar to the LG G2 would be launched later this year, especially considering the recent Nexus-related reports surrounding the company.

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