LG G2 Now Official, Sports Snapdragon 800 Chip
LG has finally lifted the curtain off its newest flagship smartphone – the LG G2. As you may have noticed, the G2 has dropped the Optimus branding as well as a few pounds compared to its predecessor and other models in LG’s line-up. The LG G2 sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels which…
- 13MP camera
- 5.2-inch IPS LCD screen
- LTE-A connection
LG has finally lifted the curtain off its newest flagship smartphone – the LG G2. As you may have noticed, the G2 has dropped the Optimus branding as well as a few pounds compared to its predecessor and other models in LG’s line-up.
The LG G2 sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels which incorporates something called Graphic RAM technology (GRAM), which according to LG reduces the display’s energy use by up to 26% on a still frame and increases overall usage time on the device by around 10%.
One surprising change in the G2 is the absence of any keys on the front and the side of the device. Instead, the phone has a multifunction set of buttons at the back just below the camera. The tree buttons at the back include a lock/sleep key placed in between the two volume keys. The volume keys also double as shortcuts for the camera and Quick Memo feature. According to LG, the reason behind the position of the new keys is to make the handset easier to operate in one hand and reduce the probability of the phone being dropped.
Under the bonnet, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with a 2.26GHz quad-core Krait processor, which is complemented by 2GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of on-board storage. There’s also a 13MP camera at the back that with an optical image stabilisation (OIS) and is capable of capturing Full HD 1080p videos at 60 frames per second.
In terms of connectivity options, the G2 sports an infrared port that can be used to remotely control home entertainment appliances, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 and the latest generation LTE-A connectivity.
The G2 runs on Android 4.2.2 out of the box. LG has also added a few of its own software improvements to bump up the user experience, which includes the following:
ANSWER ME – Automatically answers the call after lowering the ringtone when the phone is raised to one’s ear.
PLUG & POP – Recommends options or related features to choose from when the earphone or USB cable is connected.
TEXT LINK – Allows information embedded in text messages to be selected and easily saved in a memo or calendar and searched on a map or in the internet.
QUICKREMOTE – makes the phone a universal remote control to operate multiple devices with flexible layouts and keys
SLIDE ASIDE – enables easier multitasking by sliding open apps off the side of the screen using a three-finger swipe
GUEST MODE – Protects owner privacy by displaying only pre-selected apps when guests access the phone with a secondary unlock pattern.
The LG G2 will be available in Black or White and will launch to over 130 carriers all over the world starting in South Korea, followed by North America, Europe and other markets in the next eight weeks.