At this point, we’re absolutely positive that the purpose of LG’s August 7 New York event is the launch of the successor to the Optimus G. The G2 (LG is reportedly dropping the “Optimus” brand for its high end devices) will be powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor and will be the first smartphone to feature 3GB of RAM, at least in the Korean version.
But what will make the G2 really stand out will be the unique button setup, with the volume buttons placed on the rear of the device, along with a fingerprint scanner.
Just in case you needed more proof that the G2 is coming on August 7, LG released today a teaser video that should put your doubts to rest. Centered on the “To me, you are perfect. From G…” tagline, the video makes it obvious that the G2 is upon us.
Most of the video is the typical uplifting “it’s a brand new day” fare that marketers love so much, but we do get to see a vague outline of what can only be the LG G2.
The G2 is hugely important for LG – the Korean manufacturer hopes that good sales of the new flagship will help it keep the third place behind Samsung and Apple in the global market. With vicious competition from Sony and Huawei, LG needs to pull all stops for the G2, and it looks that’s exactly what’s going on. Just consider that LG turned its LGMobile.com site into a giant teaser site for the G2. And we still have a month to go until the launch event.