LG is dropping the “Optimus” name from their premium smartphone lineup and going with just the letter “G”. Therefore, the successor to the Optimus G will be called the G2. Moving forward their premium lineup will be part of the G Series of devices. As to whether Optimus will be used on other lines, I would have to say no. They just announced they dropped “Optimus” from their 4:3 premium smartphones which will now be called “Vu”. We can only assume it will be dropped in all other series moving forward.
Now that we got that out of the way, why on earth are they planning another 4:3 phone?
Presser after the break.
Trying to figure out what is a phablet and what is a phone is starting to get a little hard. Just a couple of years ago, 5.3-inches was considered a phablet. Phablets were always reserved for secondary flagships, but the Optimus G2 is the main flagship for LG.
We has been rumored that it will come with a 5.2-inch display and the Wall Street Journal just confirmed it. That is only .10-inches smaller than the original Galaxy Note. It was just last week when LG confirmed they have the thinnest HD display in the world, and the size just so happens to be 5.2-inches. LG isn’t confirming that this display will actually be on the the G2, but do they need to?
A couple new images of the upcoming LG Optimus G2 have surfaced, this time from a Korean website claiming to have their hands on a model intended for the LG U+ mobile network in Korea. The model number for the device pictured is LG-F320L. The information confirms a couple details about the device, at least this particular version.
Throughout all of the intense court battles that Samsung has had (are still having, and will continue to have) with Apple, it looks like Samsung’s learned a thing or two from their competitor.
In what might be the most ridiculous “patent” battle of any mobile phone manufacturer, Samsung has recently filed an objection with the Intellectual Property Office against LG to prevent them from using the phrase “Unpack event” in their marketing materials.
Apparently Samsung thinks they were the first company to ever use the word “unpack,” and they deservedly so should be the only company to use it. The Intellectual Property Office has since ruled that “unpack” is a common verb and can’t be registered as a trademark, something a fifth grader probably could have told Samsung.
In response, LG explained that they weren’t even planning on using the term in their actual media event, only in the invitations.
The two companies have clashed many times in the past, but the fact that they are clashing over something so trivial goes to show just how serious competition is in the mobile industry these days.
YET AGAIN pictures have leaked of the highly anticipated, upcoming LG G2, and in the photos, it’s being compared alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Why they couldn’t find a Galaxy Note 3 and compare them alongside one another is beyond me (kidding), but this is still pretty cool. Check out all the leaked photos (the one above is not one of them) and all that we’ve found below after the break.
In a mobile world that has been dominated by Apple and Samsung, LG has been quietly making some noise. LG finally made a name for themselves last year with the Optimus G and the Nexus 4, but if you want to compete with the likes of Samsung, you better have something that competes with the Note as well. LG already tried this route with the Optimus Vu, which was a total flop. For whatever reason, they thought a 4:3 display would attract consumers, but all it did was detract them. After the success of the Optimus G, they won’t make that same mistake again. Using the “G” theme they designed a phone that has all the hardware and tools to go head to head with Samsung. Is it good enough? Hit the break to find out.
LG announced last night that they have successfully created the world’s thinnest full HD LCD for smartphones. The display is 5.2-inches and is only 2.2-mm thick. It’s also obviously a true full HD (1080 x 1920) with its RGB sub-pixels. Not only will it just look sharper, it will provide for better outdoor readability, an enhanced touch experience and better “grip-ability.”
It’s quite obvious at this point that the display will ship with the new LG G2 set for announcement in NYC on August 7. The phone is looking like it’s going to shape up to be an absolute beast at this point with both superior RAM as well as this sick display. Check out the full presser after the break.
If you own the AT&T LG Optimus G Pro, then you will be happy to know the Value Pack upgrade is finally available to you. It’s already available via over-the-air and includes a ton of new features and enhancements such as:
- Smart Video intelligently recognizes the position of a user’s eyes, automatically pausing the video when the user looks away and then restarting it once they resume active viewing.
- Dual Camera, an extension of the Dual Recording feature, lets users simultaneously capture photos of the subject and the shooter using both the front and back cameras for a picture-in-picture composition, so both sides of an experience are snapped and saved.
- Pause & Resume Recording allows user to pause video in record mode and then restart the recording to create one continuous video file.
Yes friends, it’s looking like the second half of 2013 is going to be a busy period for LG. In making no effort to hide its excitement for its upcoming G2 smartphone, reports out of Korea confirm that not only will LG will indeed launch the new flagship on August 7th (see— we told you so), but LG plans on following up with an August 20th launch of the smartphone in Korea. The new device will probably launch just ahead of Apple’s (iPhone 5S) and Samsung’s (Galaxy Note III) upcoming offerings.
Oh and that’s not all either— a special variant of the G2 will likely be on the way as well. If you recall, we casually mentioned something about a mysterious Megalodon smartphone earlier in the year which featured roughly the same specs as the G2 which includes, Android 5.0 (Key Lime Pie), a larger display (likely at 5.2-inches this time around), a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 3GB of RAM among other things. Well the same report out of Korea confirms that LG is working on what looks to be the Nexus 5 smartphone— roughly based off the Megalodon smartphone. Oh and the wait wouldn’t be too bad either as it’s due for an October arrival.
So yes friends, feel free to go ahead and start salivating at LG plans on showcasing its newest flagships to the world.
via: Phone Arena
In a week that seems to be full of leaked images, the latest batch to be discovered steps things up a notch as several images and even a video surface showing the forthcoming LG Optimus G2. The images show a device apparently heading to the Sprint network based on the information shown in the settings screen and not because of any logos on the exterior of the device.