We have waited a long time. We have heard countless rumors and speculations. But no more guessing games. Right on schedule, LG lifted the veils off of the much anticipated LG G2 today at the event in New York City. LG President and CEO Dr. Jong-seok Park officially introduced the company’s flagship smartphone for 2013 calling it “most ambitious phone ever”. The device for sure does have a lot to offer. Earlier rumors attributed impressive specs to the G2 so you will be happy to know that most of the speculations turned out to be true.
LG G2 coming to all four major US carriers
The LG G2 will be available in the Unites States, Europe, Asia and probably Canada. The first country to enjoy the phone will be South Korea. Korean users will be able to get their hands on the handset tomorrow (August 8th). Contrary to what some feared, the devices will not be exclusive to any of the carriers in the US. All four major US carriers, that is AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon will start offering the phone in the weeks or months to come. Independently of LG announcement, T-Mobile and Sprint also confirmed that they will carry the LG G2. The UK carrier Three also confirmed that the phone will be available in the stores soon. Pricing is yet to be announced.
The LG G2 lives up to our expectation almost to the letter. The phone measures 5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inch (138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm) and weighs in at 4.94 ounces (140 g). It is big but not oversized, and yet the manufacturer managed to fit in 5.2-inch IPS LCD into the body. ‘How is it possible?’ you may ask. Very simple – the bezel measures only 0.10 inch (2.65 mm) which means that the screen takes up virtually the whole front panel. The display offers full HD resolution (1080 x 1920 pixels) and a pixel density of 423 ppi.
The LG G2 proudly presents rather innovative design. You will not find any physical buttons on the handset’s edges. Volume rocker as well as the power button were moved to the rear of the phone. The buttons also serve to quickly launch some of the app, for example QuickMemo. The buttons also function as camera controls. And speaking of the camera, it is yet another feature that LG is especially proud off. The company is touting that the G2 is the only smartphone with a 13-megapixel sensor offering optical image stabilization and at the same time retaining a slim profile. The lens is protected by Sapphire Glass and is covered by an anti-fingerprint coating. The front-facing camera shoots photos at 2.1 megapixels.
The LG G2 is powered by a quad-core 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor accompanied by 2 GB of RAM. LG used Graphic RAM (GRAM) technology in order to reduce power consumption and extend usage time. As you can see, rumors about 3 GB of RAM were somewhat off. As were the ones claiming that the phone will feature a fingerprint scanner. The G2 will be available in two storage option, that is 16 GB and 32 GB, both offering microSD slot for memory expansion. Other interesting features include Studio Quality Hi-Fi Sound, support for LTE and LTE-A where available, NFC, A-GPS, and a 3000 mAh non-removable battery. The LG G2 runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box.
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