LG executive: Optimus G2 to be announced at IFA in September 2013

February 22, 2013
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    The Optimus G is just now rolling out in Europe, and the bigger and better Optimus G Pro is about to make its debut in society at MWC, and we’re already hearing news about the future Optimus G2.

    According to an anonymous LG executive quoted by the Korea Times, the Optimus G2 will be announced at the IFA trade show, taking place in Berlin on September 6-11 2013:

    The processors will be used in LG’s next flagship Optimus smartphone ― the Optimus GII ― which will probably be unveiled in this fall’s IFA trade fair,’’ said an LG official by telephone, Thursday.

    The snippet is from an article that discusses the new octo-core processor that LG is working on, codenamed Odin. Korea Times’ post also confirms what we’ve told you yesterday – the Optimus G2 will be powered by LG’s newly designed Odin octo-core processor.

    While IFA is the probable venue for the Optimus G2’s debut, it remains to be seen if LG will be able to follow through its plans. The local rivals from Samsung have had their share of troubles with their own octo-core chip, the Exynos 5 Octa, which apparently determined them to opt for a Qualcomm SoC for their Galaxy S4.

    There are 196 days left till IFA begins, so let’s focus for now on MWC, which begins in a couple of days. We expect some quality time with the Optimus G Pro, so stay tuned.

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