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LG shows off new high-end smartphone

LG Electronics has unveiled a new flagship smartphone called the G2. The design of the G2 places all of the buttons on the rear of the device -- the Rear Key concept springs from LG designers recognizing that the larger phones became, the more difficult it was to access side keys. LG moved the main buttons to the back of the phone and located them where the user's index finger naturally rests.

The LG G2 features a 5.2-inch full HD resolution display. The phone also features a very thin bezel on the side that's only 2.65 mm thick. The phone comes equipped with a blazing Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor operating at 2.26 GHz. Feeding that hungry beast is a 3000 mAh internal battery promising more than a full days use per charge.

 
The G2 also has a 13-megapixel camera on the rear featuring optical image stabilization technology. The G2 is also the first smartphone on the market to utilize 24 bit/192kHz Hi-Fi playback of also to of audio content offering sound superior to CD-quality.

The G2 can be had in 16GB or 32GB storage capacities, and runs the Android 4.2.2 operating system. Unfortunately, the G2 doesn’t include a microSD slot, so you’re out of luck if you want to expand storage beyond what’s available from the factory.
 
The LG G2 will roll out over the next eight weeks over 130 wireless carriers in South Korea, North America, Europe, and other world markets.

Source: LG



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RE: A really nice phone
By bug77 on 8/8/2013 9:35:25 AM , Rating: 2
It does have a card slot, but it's not available in all regions. Which regions will get it, I don't know.


RE: A really nice phone
By retrospooty on 8/8/2013 10:03:15 AM , Rating: 2
I am seeing in a few places that only Korean, and possibly international GSM's will get it, but none of the US carriers. Bummer.

It's so nice I will consider it anyhow. I love the screen and larger battery, along with the g-ram optimization. Aslo, it just looks sweet with the very thin bezels. When you see a good pic where the menu buttons and notifications have the background behind them you really get a good look at the screen to bezel ratio.

2nd pic down.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/06/lg-g2-leaked-pr...


RE: A really nice phone
By Monkey's Uncle on 8/8/2013 11:17:51 AM , Rating: 2
I'm really a whore for my swappable batteries & card slot. I use both of those features a lot which is why I am pretty much stuck on Samsung for high end phones.

If not for those I would probably be all over one of these as well.


RE: A really nice phone
By Mint on 8/8/2013 12:55:56 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, it edges out the Note 2 in percentage of the face occupied by the screen.

I will say one thing about thin bezels on large screens, though, from first hand experience: Sometimes the meat of your thumb/palm interacts with the touch screen accidentally. Even fingers occasionally register a touch by simply gripping the phone.


RE: A really nice phone
By retrospooty on 8/8/2013 1:11:13 PM , Rating: 2
Thumb meat. mmmmmmmmmm http://i.imgur.com/Lo88Lkr.gif


RE: A really nice phone
By Spuke on 8/8/2013 1:17:37 PM , Rating: 2
I'm seriously considering NOT getting a HTC One and getting this instead. It's only 3mm longer and 3mm wider than my phone but has a 5.2" screen (compared to my 4.65"). Huge battery (!) and 1080p. Just waiting to see how the camera does compared to the HTC One. Don't care about the SD card slot as I'm not even close to using all 32GB of my present phone but this DOES have to have HDMI (via MHL is fine). I can't seem to find any info on whether it has HDMI.


RE: A really nice phone
By flyingpants1 on 8/8/2013 2:34:07 PM , Rating: 2
The battery is not huge. It's proportional to screen power draw


RE: A really nice phone
By Spuke on 8/8/2013 2:41:14 PM , Rating: 2
It will still last HOURS more than my phone and that's huge to me.


RE: A really nice phone
By flyingpants1 on 8/8/2013 3:04:40 PM , Rating: 2
Super powerful screen and SoC, but battery is smaller than Note 2. No real-world benchmarks yet. My guess is it will get middle of the road battery life.


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