LG earlier today took covers off its newest Android powered flagship handset – the G2 at an event organized at NewYork. The phone will replace the Optimus G Pro as the flagship handset from the company and packs in some serious firepower under its thin 8.9 mm shell. As the norm is, lets take a quick look at the specifications of this phone.
To start with, the G2 boasts of a huge 5.2 inch full HD display – thereby making it larger than the Samsung Galaxy S4 by a decent margin. The phone looks absolutely stunning from up front thanks to the edge to edge display. As expected, this one is a full HD panel. One of the most unique things about this phone is the location of the power and the volume buttons – which has been traditionally seen at the sides of most handsets. On the LG G2, they have been moved to the back panel of the device. This according to LG is a more natural placement for the volume and power keys due to the way we hold our phones – and I sort of agree with them!
Powering the phone with its processing prowess is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip – which has already been seen doing duty on the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. This chip trundles along at 2.2 Ghz and is ably supported with 2 GB of RAM. In short, the performance of this phone at least on paper should better that of most of its competitors – save the Xperia Z Ultra which is more a Phablet than a phone and sports the same chip. The phone also gets a 3000 mAH battery and will come in two versions – a 32 GB version and a 64 GB version.
Moving on to the optics, this phone features a 13 megapixel main camera as well as a 2.1 megapixel front camera. Video can be captured in full HD with optical image stabilization added in as well.
While LG hasn’t revealed the pricing of the device, the company has confirmed that they would be launching the phone in South Korea in the next two months. The US launch would follow shortly after that and the phone would be available on all major carriers including T-Mobile which has already confirmed the same with a press release of their own.