LG’s Next Flagship, the G2 Goes Official

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After teasing its next big phone for quite some time, LG has finally taken the covers off its latest and greatest smartphone. The new flagship, simply called the G2 (nothing Optimus here) has a 5.2 inch display and SnapDragon 800 processor.

The first thing you’ll notice with the G2 is that it has got almost no bezels. Also, the plastic-made phone has no hardware key at the front. The back boasts a 13 megapixel camera, and below it are the only hardware keys of the whole package. The volume control and lock keys are placed at the back because LG thinks that’s the right place for big phones like side, as compared to those on the sides, and also improves the users’ grip.

The display of the LG G2 is a 5.2 inch IPS touchscreen, with Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and brightness rating of 450 nits. It’s Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protected. The display also features a technology called GRAM which reduces power consumption by 26%.

LG G2 is the first widely available smartphone with SnapDragon 800 processor. The processor is clocked at 2.26Ghz and is accompanied by Adreno 330. The amount of RAM available is 2 GB, while the amount of storage you’ll get is 16 or 32 GB which is non-expandable.

The phone runs on customized Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and comes with several software tricks of its own.

AnswerMe allows you to take phone calls by just taking the phone to your screen. In Guest Mode, you make a special, different-than-usual gesture to unlock the phone, which then displays the customized OS for other people to use. It’s a great feature for privacy in-case you have something on your phone that you want to hide.

KnockON lets you double-tap the display as an alternative to pressing the power lock key. Slide Aside lets you close running apps by simply sliding three fingers across the screen. QuickRemote turns your phone into a universal remote.

The camera on the LG G2 is of 13 megapixels with 1080p Full HD resolution at 60 frames per second, twice of almost all flagships.

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Here are the specs of the smartphone:

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 5.2 inch Full HD IPS display
  • 8.9mm thick
  • 143g heavy
  • 2.26Ghz Qualcomm SnapDragon 800 processor & Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2 GB RAM with 16/32 GB non-expandable storage
  • 13 megapixel camera with Full HD 1080p video recording at 60fps
  • Optical Image Stabilization and HDR
  • 2.1 megapixel Full HD front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, Infrared, GPS
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Available in Black and White

The LG G2 will be available worldwide in the coming two months. Pricing details are unknown though.


  • Azi

    what is meaning by flagship phone?

    • Amir

      It means the prime or expensive phone, or you could say the best phone by the company for the current time period.

      • Azi

        oh i see

        • Bilal Iqbal

          a ship having flag and leading others….
          navy term….

  • Rameez

    LG is releasing the best phones in the market.

  • Shahid Saleem
  • tazzix

    What is this supposed to mean? Quote:”AnswerMe allows you to take phone calls by just taking the phone to your screen”

    • Bilal Iqbal

      receiving call without touching the screen instead you will be able to receive the call by simply talking to phone.. it will understand your voice command…

      • tazzix

        I don’t know which language and grammar gives you this interpretation. Because the statement and your explanation are poles apart.

        • Bilal Iqbal

          thx for correction.. i was unable to read properly on small screen of my phone.. now i am on laptop and realized the mistake… corrected above answer…

    • Yasir

      You dont need to swipe left/right to accept call. Juat bring the G2 near your cheek!

  • Bilal Iqbal

    it seems smartphones war will create such funny things ((Super Computer in smart phones… power of main frame in one chip… OR… phones will become too large to be picked up by servants as it was in early days.. lol))