LG is on the verge of launching the successor device for LG Optimus G. However, the official announcement is that the successor device will be called LG G2 which is a clear indication that LG is dumping the ‘Optimus’ brand name. Optimus was the name that marked off premium smartphones from LG.
The LG G2 which is the next smartphone from LG to be unveiled on August 7th at a New York event will simply make use of ‘G’ instead of Optimus. The fact was confirmed by LG on Wednesday by LG Electronics’ President and CEO Dr. Jong-seok Park. It was also announced that LG Optimus Vu line of smartphones that sport 4:3 aspect ratio display will also lose the ‘Optimus’ name and it will be rebranded as ‘Vu.
The name ‘Optimus’ was introduced in 2010 and since then many LG devices powered with Android and Windows Phone OS have carried the name. We have been hearing a lot about the successor edition for LG Optimus G and we have only heard and seen about it through leaked images, specs and a video. Since the smartphone is going to be unveiled on August 7th, we will only have to wait couple of weeks to lay our hands on it.
LG has already sent out invitations to the media on the August event. It has been also revealed that the device will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800. Earlier this month, LG had released a video advertisement of LG G2 which offers very little details on the phone. During the press release held on Wednesday, it was announced that the LG G2 with Snapdragon 800 CPU will offer enriching experience, powerful performance, unmatched graphics and excellent battery life.
By releasing the LG G2, the company wishes to raise the bar even higher in delivering the best user experience. Thanks to the positive reputation on the previous LG G series phones, the LG G2 is expected to receive positive feedback. The chipset that will be available on LG G2 is yet to be offered by any other brand. Also, the volume rocker sits at the rear of the phone.
According to the leaks, the LG G2 is going to come with a huge 5.2 inch full HD display and will be powered with 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU along with 2GB RAM. To make sure the phone keeps on running all day long without getting exhausted soon, the makers have packed in a 2540mAh battery. It comes with a 13MP camera at the rear. It will be running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Till now, we have seen a lot of leaked images of LG G2 and as the day of its unveiling draws near we will get to hear more from the rumor mill. The LG G2 is surely LG’s offering to take on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5 which is leading the smartphone market currently. We will definitely keep you updated on the latest news on LG G2 as August 7th event nears.