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LG may announce Optimus G2 at CES 2013


Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 is right around the corner and we have a lot of manufacturers launching new devices in the smartphone segment. Samsung is expected to launch something big, most probably the Galaxy S4, and now even LG is rumored to have something new to offer at the CES event.

If you are into smartphone news, LG was incredibly quiet at last year’s CES, the CES 2012. They showcased only the devices which were already launched in the market and chose to wait until Mobile World Congress to launch new flagship devices. We had a report yesterday saying that LG was working on a 5.5 inch 1080p flagship phone for 2013 and is considering launching the device at Mobile World Congress that is going to take place in February and that the device would start shipping during the same month. The rumor originated from a Korean website called ETNews. Today we have another popular news site named DigiTimes come up with another rumor. According to them, the device is apparently the Optimus G2, which is a successor of the popular Optimus G.

LG was previously on the news that it is working on a sequel to the Optimus G that could be released as early as May 2013, but if go by DigiTimes claim, we should be seeing the device in a few days. The news of Optimus G2 story emerged first 0n a Korean website MK saying LG is already working on the device. Last year LG Electronics held a discussion with its subsidiaries including LG Display and LG Innotek and decided to unveil Optimus G2. The device was proposed to include an ultra high resolution or full high-definition (HD) display.

According to the current rumors, LG Optimus G2 will be will have screen size of between 5 to 5.5-inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (440 ppi), LTE-enabled and has a 2 GHz quad-core processor. Here’s a quote from DigiTimes:

“South Korea-based LG Electronics plans to showcase the Optimus G2 Android smartphone, with a 5.5-inch screen, and Qualcomm quad-core S4 Prime MSM8974.”

If launched at the CES, Optimus G2 would be a quick follow up device because the Optimus G made its debut in the Korean market in August, and was launched here few months back. LG Optimus G comes with a Qualcomm MDM9615 SOC which includes a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, Adreno 320 GPU, 2 gig of RAM, 32 gig ROM and 13 MP/8 MP (depending on the market) camera. That’s some interesting specs and Optimus G2 is expected to have even better specs since it’s a sequel. Optimus G has a 4.7 inch screen, but Optimus G2 is expected to have a bigger screen, most probably a 5.5 inch one and it will be a 1080p HD display. We’ll be seeing a lot of devices with 1080p displays in the near future, thanks to HTC Butterfly for starting the game. What are your thoughts on G2? Let us know.

source: Digitimes

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