It is now clear that LG’s next flagship smartphone G2 will be coming to the US market after it made a stop at the FCC and revealed that it has 4G LTE and HSPA frequencies compatible with T-Mobile’s AT&T’s and a number of Canadian carriers. An LG device codenamed D801, which is possibly the North American version of the G2, has been approved by the Federal Communication Commission and is now certified to be used in the US market.
One of the most anticipated high end smartphones, the LG G2 is rumored to bring some of the best software and hardware features to Android users as the South Korean maker tries to keep up with market leaders including Samsung and Sony. Almost every detail we know about the G2 is a rumor as the company has not made any statements regarding this high end smartphone, with this teaser video shedding a little light on the device. Based on the HSPA and LTE bands, the phone will most likely be available across many carriers bur it is unclear whether there will be a CDMA version. If there won’t be a CDMA version, Sprint and Verizon customers who are LG fans will have to content with the Optimus G Pro.
LG is expected to unveil the G2 on August 7th during a press event to be held in New York. Invitations that read ‘The LG G2, a phone inspired by you, unveils itself on August 7, 2013’ were sent out not so long ago and the only image hint we can see is a smartphone with volume rockers at the rear and possibly a fingerprint scanner.
Core Specs (rumored)
The LG G2 pushes the specifications of high end smartphones a notch higher as it is rumored to come with a 5.2 inch full HD 1080 x 1920 pixels screen, which can place it in the phablets category rather than the smartphone category, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.3 GHz processor with an Adreno 330 GPU, a 13 megapixels rear camera and 3 GB RAM. If these specs are true, then this may just be the newest high end smartphone in the market to beat.
Images of the LG G2 have leaked over the past couple of weeks and the phone is rumored to be the foundation of the next Nexus device, Nexus 5. LG is also working on a range of electronic communication devices under the G branding including a glass, watch, band, pad and hub as revealed by trademark application files.