Verizon LG G2 set to feature exclusive wireless charging

by: Adam KoueiderAugust 15, 2013

Look at that sexy, super thin bezel. Just look at it.

The LG G2 was launched last week and LG looked to have thrown everything in but the kitchen sink (although they might have found room for that too, only the teardowns can confirm). Turns out LG also skipped out on the inclusion of wireless charging as there was no mention of the feature at the event.

However, the sign up site for the Verizon version of the LG G2 has revealed that the G2 will have wireless charging exclusively for the Verizon variant. Now we dislike carrier exclusives as much as the next site, and while the LG G2 will be one of the first LG smartphones to be available on all four major U.S. carriers, it hasn’t been able to escape the carrier exclusives trap.

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Other differences between the Verizon variant and the international version include the plastering of a Verizon logo on the bezel on top of the screen and on the back plate, as well as some faux-chrome around the rim of the camera and on the volume buttons.

The LG G2 features a Full-HD, 5-inch IPS display, a quad-core Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera with OIS technology, and a massive 3000mAh battery.

We don’t have an exact release date just yet, although the unofficial word is that the G2 will launch in late September. One thing’s for sure though, Android Authority will be sure to keep you up to date with the latest LG G2 news.

Is the Verizon wireless charging exclusive disappointing? Do you use wireless charging?

  • Craigus

    Wireless Charging is one of those things that you don’t prioritise highly enough until you get a unit with it on it. I have a Nexus 4 and find it a really convenient way of charging, and would really miss this feature of it wasn’t on my next phone.

    I get the ‘leaving it out’ aspect by LG (probably to keep costs lower), and the exclusivity (to give the carrier an edge), but Yea – it would be disappointing to know that the phone you want has an additional feature you want that isn’t available to you.

    • slick8125

      100% agree. Got the n7 and it makes it so much easier and more convenient to just throw it on. I’d imagine this coupled with quick charge 2.0 in s800 devices for those (wired) short pick-me-ups would be perfect. But I’m on sprint, so dammit. Hope there will be some sort of work around

  • AndroidBrian

    Hopefully its included in the Nexus 5 version. It better be, or they’ll be a lot of pissed of Orb owners.

  • Xavier_NYC

    Not a fan of Verizon’s heavy branding. That mixed with LG logo makes it look like a NASCAR vehicle.

  • RaptorOO7

    I agree the barrier of entry on wireless charging has more to do with new battery door, charging station when combined you are going to pay about $100+ and that is such a waste.

    Now that Verizon has this page up it has given me pause, yet I have the GS4 I got last week and do plan to replace it with the GN3 IF it has 32GB of storage on it.

    But the LG UI/UX is just horrible and if you can’t root/bootloader replace this baby it’s just not worth it.

  • Sean Karpa

    I am just not on board the wireless charging train. I currently use an iPhone for my phone (better for work than Android) (I will catch some hell for that here, I am sure) so the lightning connector can go in either way. However, I am looking at the HTC One’s successor as a possible future phone (although the 4.7” screen is too much and the mini is right size but not enough specs for an android phone). The wireless charging to me seems almost a complete waste. 100 bucks for a power mat and the efficiency of charging has to drop a lot (assuming you are using it for one device). Lastly, it is really only good for overnight charging (I may be a little out of date on this) but it always seems like the charge much slower.

    • Craigus

      Like I said earlier, you don’t appreciate it’s convenience until you’ve tried it. Obviously you haven’t.
      I haven’t noticed it being any slower to charge a device than a fixed cable.
      Anyway, houses for courses I suppose…

      • Sean Karpa

        I understand what you are saying. I just can’t justify the 100 bucks. I admit, I bet its nice since the technology has matured. It is just my preference vs yours. You nor I are wrong. That is the great thing about having options.
        I could see it being more useful in a car, when often I am in a rush and too busy to plug in my phone. I still am able to because the iphone is easy to plug in; however, just sitting it somewhere would be much simpler.

  • Tran Nguyen

    I don’t care anymore smartphone from Verizon. I will buy Lg G2 unlock at
    Verizon is never listen to theirs customers. I am always love the wireless charger. Lg G2 will blow Moto X away.

  • Joshua

    What is the world coming to? Verizon actually gets exclusivity besides the Droids? AT&T must be pissed.

  • Eddy

    The G2 is easily a competitor for every other high-end smartphone out there. The “weird” button layout works for us, and it’s paired with some smart touch functions that are well thought out. The phone looks and feels great, and just works as a smartphone should.