LG G2 leaks in all its glory in video and pics

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 10, 2013

LG Optimus G2 leak

We’ve seen some horrendous blurrycam images of the upcoming successor to the LG Optimus G, including a set of leaked slides and a few shots of the device in the wild. Luckily, our days of trying to make sense of fuzzy shots are over, as a collection of high resolution images and video showing the LG G2 made their way online.

Without further ado, here’s the video and the image gallery.


Now, what does this imagery tells us? For once, the leaks concerning the design of the device have panned out. We’re looking at an all-screen front with no capacitive or physical buttons and only an LG logo on the bottom to break the glossy black. LG did a great job maximizing the screen to body ratio, and we think the LG G2 may be leading the charts in this area.

The volume rocker and power button have been moved from their usual location on the sides of the device and can now be found on the rear of the G2, right below the camera. Some rumors suggested that the power button is actually a fingerprint scanner, though the user in the video appears to simply be pressing it.

Update – The LG G2 Specs are official

Another interesting design touch is the placement of the speakers on the bottom edge of the device, flanking the USB port. Having the speakers there is probably better than having them on the back, though their small size is a bit worrying.

Overall, in terms of design we’re looking at a distinctly Nexus 4 vibe, especially if you only look at the front of the G2, with its rounded corners and tapered glass. The device appears to sport a glossy finish, probably with a “holographic” pattern similar to that on the Optimus G and G Pro. It’s hard to tell because the device in the video is covered with some sort of protective sticker.

In terms of hardware, Engadget, the outlet that got the scoop on the images, says that the leakster confirmed the Snapdragon 800 processor, but little else is known about the LG G2. The rumor consensus seems to be pointing to 3GB of RAM (at least for the Korean version) and a 13MP camera. Software-wise, we only get a glimpse of the lockscreen and a few aspects of the user interface. Interestingly, the styling of the three on screen buttons looks nothing like the presumed leaked screenshots that we’ve seen a few weeks back.

The LG G2 is expected to launch in mid-July in South Korea, with a full international launch to follow on August 7.

  • Qbancelli

    My Nexus 4’s replacement.
    LG has earned my trust and respect.

  • harrold

    THat doesn’t look all that thin to not be able to fit on buttons on the side

  • D’Ander McSullivan

    That’s one beautiful device!

  • Same sung

    the device looks elegant and beautiful.I have to say it though apart from samsung everyone is making beautiful devices from sony to LG

  • Johnathan Katz

    Ugh, I’m disappointed in the volume rocker placement, but it does look like a beautiful device regardless.

    • Why are you disappointed? Sure, it’s going to take some time to adjust, but it will become second nature eventually.

      • Gilles LeBlanc

        I agree but screen size seems backwards for this category. My feeling is it will not outsell any of the competition. Samsung will goble up the market “again” unless HTC gets the software/hardware right on their T6. Sony Togarri is a horribly executed lost cause. How about a fun predictive bet :-) Whom do you think will win best phablet market share of the year Bogdan Petrovan?

  • Bjajjull

    Why menu button?!

  • udara (:

    i want a mini version with same specs..

  • Zifh

    Replacement for my good old Gnex !
    Please Google and Lg make the Nexus 5 on that phone !!

  • Bone

    Maybe it’s just me, but I really don’t like Android buttons taking space off my screen, I mean look at the ugly camera interface cutting off 1/3 of the subject. There’s place for a physical home button at the bottom and it comes handy so you don’t have to look for the power botton to unlock when the device is on the table. Otherwise the looks and bezels are okay here, again there’s the question of comfort regarding the volume buttons if the phone is on the table, on a stand or in a case.

    • Mikel Pr

      the screen would be smaller if there were physical buttons

  • What size is the battery going to be….

  • MasterMuffin

    It looks SO good!

  • AndroidBrian

    Nexus 5 please.

  • xtriker360

    Trowing my money at the screen right now….

  • That’s sexy as hell. When’s it being released?

  • jjordan

    Hopefully more then just at&t in the states will carry this thing.its time for lg to be more widely accepted…they have some great hardware for sure…if they step up with software updates I’m watching lg more closely now

  • mumusen

    So now they have named it G2.. like S1.. S2 and so on? Hmmm Interesting.
    Phone’s design, UI and that water drop kinda sound reminds me of Samsung. Too much copied… BUT…. I like that ;-).. Lovely phone.. Esp, the internals.
    Nexus 5? Here I come.

  • deondraee

    the unlock screen was just heeeeeeyyy beautiful

  • Zach Armstrong

    Nexus 5 or Google Play Edition Please