The LG India Team has finally launched the G2 Smart Phone in India at a price of Rs 41500 for 16 Gb variant and Rs 43500 for the 32 Gb variant with some interesting options. The phone is already available for Pre-order from the past few days and the pricing is around Rs 40490 for 16gb which is on the same lines as the Galaxy S4 and the Sony Xperia Z1.
7 August, 2013 :
The G2 Android smartphone from LG is just unveiled at an event, and this one is the company’s flagship device with a screen size of 5.2 inch, having a Full HD 1080p resolution. Moving away from the Optimus line, LG has removed the word and thus the “LG G2” name is what is given for it. The smartphone is coming to 130 carriers around the world, and the timing for its launch comes quite right, to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the upcoming iPhone from Apple.
The entire smartness comes from the buttons, which are shifted from the sides to the back, as you would have the options to lock, power on/off and toggle the volumes all from the rear side below the camera. This would be the best for its one-handed operation in the easiest way. Internally, the G2 is pretty much powered with the Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26GHz, 2GB of RAM and the battery included inside the device is 3000 mAh.
As of now we got to know that the device might be coming in two variants, one with the 16GB and the other 32GB version. A different graphics RAM is integrated within the display, which the company says will reduce the energy usage by the screen. The camera’s position is not much disturbed, lying on the top center part, with the 13-megapixel lens with the Optical image stabilization, and the flash lies just beside it.
Some of the exceptional features exclusively seen on the LG G2 includes:
- Answer Me: Just similar to the Galaxy S4, lift the smartphone near the ear and the call is answered, but here you would need to lower the ringtone
- Plug & Pop: When a headphone or earphone is attached to the device, there’s a list of options and features that are given to choose from
- Text Link: The information that is embedded in a text message, can be selected and directly saved in a memo or calendar, and the same can be searched on the internet
- Slide Aside: Multitasking can be done in an easier way by sliding open the apps to the side using a three-finger swipe
- QuickRemote: Apart from the general controlling of the entertainment devices, the LG G2 can operate multiple devices with a lot of customization
- Guest Mode: There is a secondary unlock pattern, which if opened, it’s a guest access where the privacy of the owner is well protected, and only certain selected apps will be visible to the guests
The thickness of 8.9mm doesn’t keep the phone anywhere in the list of the slimmest devices, but we won’t be looking for it when the actual required specs are quite good. Just to keep it easier for you, here are the specs we got to know before the live page from the company goes live:
- 5.2-inch capacitive touchscreen
- 1080p Full HD display
- Snapdragon 800 processor, clocked at 2.26 GHz, Quad Krait CPU
- 2GB RAM
- 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS, Flash
- Battery: 3000 mAh
- 16GB, 32GB versions
- Dimensions: 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9mm
- OS: Android 4.2.2
A good news for the fans from the U.S., LG has done all the setup to bring the device through the four major networks in the US.
Earlier: August 7th 2013, by Chetan Bhawani
It is now confirmed that on 8th, LG is going to unveil the all new LG Optimus G2 Android smartphone and before the launch itself, there’s a couple of leaked press pics made available. The G2 looks extremely neat and for now we don’t have any official details but will get to know about them as soon as the device is unveiled tomorrow. For now, check the press shots below, leaked by Evleaks.
Earlier: Nov 27th, 2012 by Chetan Bhawani
The successor to the Optimus G smartphone is in a round of rumors right now, with the South Korean electronics company LG planning to launch the Optimus G2 somewhere around in May 2013. The first gen Optimus G has been in talks always for having a limited availability, and not being shipped globally but LG has kept ignoring that and might have some other plans for the next generation of the phone which is expected to have some big upgrades and entering the 5-inch category where some beasts are competing each other (includes the HTC Droid DNA, J Butterfly, Oppo Find 5 etc.).
The actual scheduled launch of a major device from LG is somewhere in the second half of next year, but the company is rescheduling it and would launch it in the second quarter, in order to compete with the Galaxy S4 which might launch by that time, from the fierce competitor in the Android market, Samsung. Some stunning upgrades include the one in the screen and processor, with the 4.7-inch screen of Optimus G being upgraded to 5-inch with a Full HD display.
From the rumors, it has been learned that the processor could be a 2GHz quad-core Qualcomm CPU one, while it was already a quad-core processor in the Optimus G too having a speed of 1.5GHz. The shocker though is that there could be the Android Key Lime Pie operating system coming loaded in the G2, which one wouldn’t be able to confirm because its not a long time since the Android Jelly Bean and its next JB version 4.1 have been launched, and Google might be taking some time to come up with the next version, either the 4.3 or 5.0.
Apart from the devices which we mentioned above, Sony too has been working on the “Yuga” with the big display, and Samsung could be launching one of the devices with a 5-inch HD display pretty soon. Looking at the list being built quite fast, the normal standards in the coming days would be a 5-inch screens with the 1080p HD displays.
LG, just like Samsung could have an upper hand in launching the flagship devices with the new OS versions, because the company even launched the LG Nexus 4 phone with the Android 4.1 version, being the first phone in the market with that OS version.
Whatever the reasons could be, but if LG managed to launch the device somewhere around the launch of the successor of the Galaxy S3, we would see a good competition in the high-end devices market. We’d update you as soon as something interesting comes up from the manufacturers or the sources.