With just weeks until the LG Optimus G2 is expected to launch in July, we are getting what may be a sneak peak at the device in crystal clear high-resolution shots.
Engadget has gotten its hands on several leaked photos as well as a video of the proposed LG Optimus G2, sporting many of the features that have been rumored for the device. Reminiscent of the LG Optimus G and the Nexus 4, which is also made by LG, the leaked LG Optimus G2 has an impressively wide, edge-to-edge display and no physical buttons. The LG logo is situated on the bottom bezel, where main function buttons are usually located.
Other interesting features include its volume buttons, which are located on the back just below the Optimus G2’s camera lens and LED flash unit. The power button is also located on the back, in between the volume buttons. Rumors have proposed that the button would feature biometric fingerprint scanner functionality, but most now believe it to simply be a power button.
This isn’t LG’s only interesting placement of standard components. The speakers on the LG Optimus G2 are located on the bottom edge of the device, flanking the USB port. Some have proposed that LG put the speakers in this area of the device in order to have a stereo speaker experience, but this is not confirmed.
Checking out the on-screen features of this LG Optimus G2, we see that its model number is LG-D803 and that it is a Sprint variant running Android 4.2.2. Without physical buttons, we see the device’s home, back and menu buttons are all on screen, again similar to the Nexus 4.
The LG Optimus G2 has some fascinating reports surrounding its release. While LG has confirmed that the device will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, which will give it 4G LTE Advanced capability, the most pivotal rumor about the Optimus G2 is that it may include 3GB of RAM. It was LG that introduced the Optimus LTE2, the first smartphone with 2GB of RAM, in May 2012; when many competitor devices were still running just 1GB of RAM. The Korean manufacturer appears to be paving the way for the future of mobile technology yet again.
After the LG Optimus LTE2, many other manufacturers followed suit, outfitting their devices with 2GB of RAM. Now, Samsung will reportedly include 3GB of RAM in its upcoming Galaxy Note 3, which probably will launch after the LG Optimus G2 in September.
The LG Optimus G2 is expected to be unveiled mid-July in South Korea, after which an international launch will take place at a New York press event on Aug. 7.
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