LG Outs New Flagship Smartphone: The (Non-Optimus) G2

LG Australia has confirmed that its next flagship device will be called the LG G2, removing the Optimus branding found on previous high-end devices. Here’s what we know about the new phone.

We’ve written about the LG G2 previously, back when it was presumed to be called the Optimus G2. Leaked images of the new phone point towards a refined take on the Google Nexus 4 with the same rounded corners and button-free body. Other rumoured specs include a 5.2-inch 1080p edge-to-edge screen, a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM.

“Our vision is to make LG’s newest ‘G’ devices synonymous with excellence, raising the bar even further for the ultimate in user experience”, LG Mobile Communications CEO Jong-seok Park crowed in a statement. “The new G2 will build upon the excellent reputation established by previous ‘G Series’ products.”

We can’t help but wonder whether this nomenclature will click with the average consumer: Samsung’s creaky Galaxy S II is often abbreviated to GS2, which sounds pretty similar to LG’s new premium device. Just sayin.

LG Australia is currently finally discussions with local telcos for the supply of LG G2. A final announcement is expected to be made in early August.