The LG (Optimus) G2 will probably be announced on August 7 in New York

June 21, 2013
LG sent out invitations to members of the press for “an international media event” taking place in New York on August 7. The occasion is almost definitely the launch of the successor to the Optimus G.

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    The follow up to the Optimus G is likely to be called simply the G2 and to arrive in late summer. LG has sent out invitations to the press for August 7, for a media event in New York. The company didn’t reveal the theme of the event, but from the talk we’ve been hearing, it’s certainly the G2.

    LG has been doing pretty good for itself lately. The second largest Korean smartphone maker managed to double its shipments in 2012, and has already sold 10.3 million devices in Q1 2013, prompting analysts to increase targets for this year.

    LG’s current success is largely owed to a focus on quality and cutting-edge specifications, which allowed it to put out a series of successful devices, starting with the Optimus G, launched in the second half of 2012.

    The successor to the Optimus G will be just as impressive from a technical point of view, as it will be powered by the new Snapdragon 800 system on a chip from Qualcomm. The SoC will bring LTE Advanced compatibility (though that should prove useful for a very limited number of users), more speed, 4K resolution and 4K playback support, and lower battery consumption. In short, Snapdragon 800 is the processor that will be powering high-end Android phones for the next 6 to 12 months, and LG will be among the first manufacturers to use it.

    If you were hoping to see LG’s long time coming flexible display on the G2, you’re in for a disappointment. The first plastic-based panels will only trickle out in the fourth quarter of the year, and there’s no way LG would use a brand new technology on a high-profile bestseller like the G2.

    We expect to see more details on the G2 leak over the next six weeks, so stay tuned.

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    Comments

    • mumusen

      wooo! snap dragon 800

    • Andrew Morel

      Bootloader better not be locked !

    • Rooney-

      How about LG Optimus G2 with Snapdragon 800 and Tegra 4 SoC?

      • http://AndroidAuthority.com/ Bogdan Petrovan

        And an Exynos Octa!

        • Jaun Lombard

          Will they use Samsung’s tech…don’t think so…

          • http://AndroidAuthority.com/ Bogdan Petrovan

            Oh, but two SoCs is ok? :P

            • Rooney-

              Like SGS4′s Octa core and snapdragon is what i meant.

        • Rooney-

          Lol! Thats sammy’s. Dont need em in LG:)

    • Jaun Lombard

      “LG’s current success is largely owed to a focus on quality and
      cutting-edge specifications”

      Quality!! hahahaha after all these year they finally got the brains to make a quality product. Thanx to the S2 that started this trend!

      No if only LG can stop hiring the people from Samsung that designed the Galaxy S2 to give them a distinctive look. iPhone looks like a iPhone…Galaxy range is pebble design…Sony…black and beautiful…LG…copies of Samsung and other designs.

      Please drop the name Optimus…it sounds like a child’s play thing. Take the name Samsung doesn’t want to use…like Odyssey!

      • G2

        lol

        LG was the Original

        see LG Prada 2006

        rectangular shape with round corners…. classy black phone…

        it was the First completely capacitive Touchscreen phone on the planet.

        • Jaun Lombard

          And how did that work out for them…

          Again I quote: “LG’s current success is largely owed to a focus on quality and cutting-edge specifications”

          Says a lot about their previous phones…they had to look at Samsung to make their phones perfect. LG is good, but I will buy the Standard to which all phones are compared against!

          • adudeapart

            “I will buy the Standard to which all phones are compared against!”

            HTC One?

    • 26

      Good bye SG4 and Htc One!

      Good bye so far i5..!!

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