LG G2, featuring 5.2-inch Screen; Specs and Price

LG G2, featuring 5.2-inch Screen; Specs and Price

LG announced its new flagship Android device LG G2. As you may have noticed, the company has abandoned its Optimus branding from the name of the device. The smartphone looks really neat with slim form factor, round corners, ultra-slim bezel and lack of hardware keys on he front.Lack of hardware keys on the front make handling the extra large device easier.

The only hardware keys seen on the device is one on the back,  which is combination of of several buttons, including power/sleep key dead center along with the volume keys. The volume keys also act as shortcuts for the camera and Quick Memo features.

The LG G2 has a huge IPS display,slightly larger than other high-end smartphones out there, 5.2-inches. However, the resolution of the display is same 1920 x 1080 pixels. The IPS display has a a brightness rating of 450nits and comes with a technology called Graphic RAM (GRAM) that reduces power consumption up to 26%, which increases the overall battery life by up to 10%.

The smartphone is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU. The LG G2 is the first smartphone to launch world-wide with this processor. On the back is 13MP camera, capable of capturing videos at 1080p @60fps and comes with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). There is also a front unit of 2.1MP which is also capable of shooting videos at 1080p @30fps.

The LG G2 comes in two flavors of storage, 16GB or 32GB  and in certain markets, the device will have microSD card slot  as well for expansion of the storage capacity.

For connectivity, the LG G2 offers dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and  latest generation LTE-A connectivity up to 150Mbps. The device also features NFC, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host and USB OTG.

And whole thing rely on a juicy 3000mAh Li-Po battery, which is non-removable. Meanwhile, it is confirmed that Korean version of LG G2 will have removable and slightly lower capacity 2,160mAh battery.

In terms of software, the LG G2 is running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean right out of the box and offers several proprietary features like double tap on the screen to wake it up and tap again to turn it off. To answer a call, you don’t have to click any button,  it just answers a call when you keep it closer to your ear. The phone also offers a guest mode which makes sure your privacy when you hand your new device to  your friends or someone else.

When it comes to release date and price, according to LG, the LG G2 will be released via  over 130 carriers in the next eight weeks, starting from its homeland South Korea, followed by  North America, Europe and other key markets. Pricing is not officially confirmed yet but some listing in Europe suggests €599 (about $800) for 16GB and €629 (about $840) for 32GB version.  What do you think of the new LG G2?

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