LG Optimus G2 specs begin to surface, include a 5″ display and Android 5.0

by: Robert NelsonNovember 26, 2012

All things considered, the LG Optimus G smartphone is still a new device. After all, the handset has only been available for a short time now. And while many know and understand that the world of smartphones is moving rather fast, it still comes as a bit of a surprise to hear talk of the follow-up device. Yup, the interwebs have already begun to talk about the LG Optimus G2.

In this case we have some details which have recently surfaced in the Korean media. More specifically, an article posted on the Korean language news.mk.co.kr site. Aside from the fact that this is interesting because it seems to have arrived rather quickly, the Optimus G2 also appears as if it will be a rather large upgrade as compared to the Optimus G.

According to details coming from the article, it looks like we may see this device as early as May of next year. This would place the release ahead of schedule as it was originally believed that any follow-up to the Optimus G would not arrive until the second half of 2013.

Rough release date aside, lets talk about those specs. Based on what we can see, this will not be a small step up. The display is said to be a 5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a pixel resolution of 440 ppi. Additionally, some of the other (still rumored) specs include a quad-core 2.0GHz MSM8974 Snapdragon S4 Prime processor, a camera with backlight prevention technology and Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie with support for 4G LTE connectivity.

Touching back on the processor for a moment and it was noted that the CPU and LTE will be on the same chip. As to what that means, or what it should mean, a decent battery life. Of course, time and real-world use will tell just how accurate that will be. Otherwise, we obviously still have plenty of time before we can expect a release, or even an official announcement. Nonetheless, the LG Optimus G2 does appear to be a smartphone worth keeping an eye on.

  • MasterMuffin

    It seems that all the android flagship phones in 2013 willl have 1080p 5″ screens… I would really be happy with 4.5″ 1600×900 screen!

    • True That!

    • APai

      i’d be pretty happy with:

      4.5/ 1280×720/ 325 – retina is plenty

      dual 2.0ghz/ S4

      2400-3000mah super slim detachable battery would be high on my priority – if the phone lasts for 2 days with plenty of pushing and screen time …

      I’d be more than happy!

      • MasterMuffin

        :no: we must get even more reasons to laugh at iSheep so higher PPI is a must :D and cortex a15 exynos 5 or tegra 4, no dual qualcomms thank you :)

        • I am 6ft 4…250lbs…I’ll be damned if i go anything under 4.5 inches…The Nexus 4 is ALMOST perfect…I think i need a Gnote2 lol

      • sayem alvee

        from your post seems like you know what are you talking about.. stillllll “4.5/ 1280×720/ 325 – retina is plenty” this is what Apple Propaganda does to our head… Retina Display << not a technology just a coinned up term… same way now they call the iPhone5 wireless "ultra fast wireless"
        and I have had the bad luck to meet a few sheep that actually argued its a better wireless technology

        • APai

          :D I know, well, I’m not an iphone fan by a mile if you look at my posts. but i do agree with one of the stats that after around 325-350 onwards resolving power of our eyes does not have any significant advantage as much as a move from 150-250 to around 325.

          yeah retina is typical crap right out of steve’s ass.

      • Chris

        I agree with the battery part. Battery technology really needs attention now.We need much more powerful batteries to cope with today’s and tomorrow’s power hungry devices.

  • Darknut

    Id be happy with a Optimus G updated to 4.2 with an even better and more streamlined UI. :) to me the Optimus G is possibly the best phone ever made (so far).. the only issues are little software optimization issues. If they can streamline those and bring faster OS updates id be happy for the next 5 years.
    That display has to be the most gorgeous on any phone right now (besides the DNAs, but I dont think 1080p displays are necessary.)